Jack SilkA gifted carpenter who is confined to his house because of a curse. He is the father of Sadie and uncle to Gabriel Silk.
- Curse: Was cursed by Cecily Fork years before the beginning of the book.
- Dark and Troubled Past: After his wife's death years ago, he was tricked into marrying an evil sorceress who wanted to use him to steal the Red King's cloak. However, when the cloak passed to Gabriel's father instead the sorceress was angry and cursed Jack.
- Nice Guy: Is a generally nice guy.
- Stepford Smiler: Tries to be brave and optimistic despite his terrible situation. However, at times he is depressed and anxious.
Daughter of Jack Silk and cousin to Gabriel. She is a bright girl and helps Gabriel retrieve the lost cloak.
Hetty BeanCook's assistant, and a new member of the Guardians. She has a warm and friendly personality.
Father of Hetty Bean. He is friends with Jack Silk and briefly helps Gabriel on his quest to regain the Red King's cloak.
Cecily ForkAn evil sorceress who is after the Red King's cloak.
Septimus ForkCecily's younger son.