Characters / Chrestomanci

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     Charmed Life 

Eric "Cat" Chant

A young boy who goes with his sister to live with Chrestomanci in Chrestomanci Castle after their parents died in a boat accident. A very timid boy who is mostly clueless to the events going on around him.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: No one tells Cat anything in Charmed Life because they're afraid of what he might do.

Gwendolen Chant

Cat's bossy, egotistical, and cruel magic-using older sister.

Janet Chant

Quendolen's double from another world without magic, where she lived happily with her parents.
  • Alternate Self: She is one of Gwendolen's alternate selves.
  • Evil Twin: inverted. Janet is a good version of Gwendolen.

Chrestomanci / Christopher Chant

A nine-lifed enchanter and current Chrestomanci in Charmed Life, Witch Week, The Magicians of Caprona, and The Pinhoe Egg. The Lives of Christopher Chant and Conrad's Fate depict him as a child/adolescent.
  • Achilles' Heel: Each Chrestomanci has one. His is silver.
  • Birds of a Feather: Christopher and the Goddess.
    The Goddess: Thank you for telling me about yourself. I think you've had a rotten life, even worse than mine. People only want either of us for what use we are to them — you for your nine lives and me for my Goddess attributes. And both of us are caught and stuck and trapped in a life with a future all planned out by someone else — like a long, long tunnel with no way out!
  • Former Teen Rebel: Compare Charmed Life to Conrad's Fate.
  • Gentleman Snarker
  • Gentleman Wizard

Julia Chant

Chrestomanci and Millie's daughter.

Roger Chant

Chrestomanci and Millie's son.

Millie Chant / The Goddess / The Living Asheth

A powerful enchantress. Chrestomanci's wife. As a child, she was raised as the living aspect of the Goddess Asheth in Series Ten.
  • Hidden Depths: In Charmed Life, she's introduced as the plain and plump wife of Chrestomanci. Later in the book it's revealed that she's a powerful enchantress in her own right. The Lives of Christopher Chant reveals that she was a Goddess and originally from Series 10. She fled her homeworld to avoid being murdered to make way for a new Living Asheth.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Cat has no idea that Millie is a powerful enchantress until Janet points it out.

     The Lives of Christopher Chant 

Christopher Chant

See Charmed Life.

The Goddess

See Charmed Life.

Tacroy / Mordecai Roberts

Uncle Ralph Argent

Gabriel de Witt

The Chrestomanci before Christopher. He takes Christopher as a ward after discovering his nine lives.

The Last Governess

The last governess Christopher has before he is sent to boarding school. She is secretly working for Uncle Ralph and his smuggling ring.
  • Beautiful All Along - Christopher notes the Last Governess looks pretty when she smiles around Uncle Ralph.


An Asheth Temple Cat Christopher brings back to Series Twelve.

Cosimo Chant

Christopher's father.
  • Astrologer: Specializes in divination and fortune telling.
  • Black Sheep: In disgrace from his family.
  • Parental Neglect: Christopher doesn't know what his father looks like for most of his childhood.

Miranda Chant (née Argent)

Christopher's mother.

     Conrad's Fate 

Conrad Tesdinic

Uncle Alfred

Mr. Amos

Anthea Tesdinic

Count Robert

     The Pinhoe Egg 

Marianne Pinhoe

Joe Pinhoe





Gaffer Farleigh

     The Magicians of Caprona 

Antonio "Tonino" Montana

Angelica Petrochi

Paulo Montana

Renata Petrochi

Rosa Montana

Marco Petrochi


The Duke

The Duchess / The White Devil

     Witch Week 

Charles Morgon

Dulcinea "Nan" Pilgrim

Nirupam Singh

Brian Wentworth

Estelle Green

Simon Silverson

Theresa Mullet

Mr. Wentworth

Mr. Crossley

Ms. Cadwallader

     Mixed Magics 

The Willing Warlock

Carol Oneir