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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.
  • Achilles' Heel: Cannot do magic with his right hand.
  • Cats Have Nine Lives: The reason Gwendolen gave Cat his nickname; He takes it as a joke for a while, but she meant it literally.
  • 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

Gwendolen's double from another world without magic, where she lived happily with her parents.
  • Alternate Self: She is one of Gwendolen's alternate selves.
  • All Girls Like Ponies: A phase she gets over quickly upon encountering an actual horse.
  • Evil Twin: Inverted. Janet is a nicer, more grounded 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!
  • The Dandy: Owns an absurd amount of luxurious dressing gowns.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Compare Charmed Life to Conrad's Fate.
  • Gentleman Snarker
  • Gentleman Wizard
  • Innocently Insensitive: Often guilty of this when he was younger.

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.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: As the Living Asheth, she's only allowed to leave her temple one day of the year, when she's dressed up and taken through the city in a cart to be battered by worshippers. She longs for the life described in the books Christopher brings her.
    The Goddess: I want to go to school, like Millie in the Millie books. I want to do Prep and eat stodge and learn French and play hockey and write lines [...] I want to go to school and be bad, do you hear!
  • 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


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