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Descendants of Deltora's first king, Adin.

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     Endon 

Endon

Lief's father, and the King of Deltora before Lief. He was close friends with Jarred as a child.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Whenever Lief came home after dark and took risks, both Endon and Sharn would be furious as they were so frightened for him.
  • Babies Ever After: Between the prologue and Part II of The Forests of Silence Endon and Sharn have Lief.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Endon, Sharn, Jarred and Anna switched identities to protect the royal family. Lief and Barda have no knowledge of this, for obvious reasons.
  • The Blacksmith: Trains as one as the prince of Deltora, which he later puts into practice after assuming Jarred's identity.
  • Character Death: Endon is killed by Fallow near the end of Return to Del.
  • Childhood Friends: With Jarred. They were like brothers to each other.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Endon's parents are both dead at the beginning of the series; the death of his father King Alton results in him becoming King at a young age.
  • Determinator: He never gives up in his mission to right the wrongs he has done and free Deltora from the Shadow Lord's rule.
  • The Dutiful Son: He was described by Jarred to be very dutiful.
  • Happily Married: To Sharn.
  • It's All My Fault: Endon blames himself for the Shadow Lord's invasion of Deltora and his people's suffering, thinking that if he had been a stronger king and had listened to Jarred, it wouldn't have happened.
  • King Incognito: For the sixteen years of the Shadow Lord's rule, Endon is disguised as a blacksmith, which is ironic, since the first King of Deltora was also a blacksmith.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Endon's basic reaction to the loss of the Belt and the Shadow Lord's invasion.
  • My Greatest Failure: Endon's greatest failure is not realising in time that Deltora is in danger of being invaded by the Shadow Lord and reclaiming the Belt of Deltora to prevent this.
  • Near-Death Experience: Had a run-in with a falling tree which left him with a stiff leg and a limp.
  • Perfectly Arranged Marriage: To Sharn.
  • Puppet King: During his seven year reign, due to the Rule rendering him reliant on the evil Chief Advisor Prandine, who is a servant of the Shadow Lord.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: While in hiding plans out the quest for the gems with Sharn and prepares Lief for it.
  • Starting a New Life: After the Shadow Lord's invasion, Endon and his family settle into a new life in the forge, taking on the identities of Jarred and Anna.
  • The Only One I Trust: No matter what, Jarred is always there for Endon and is always willing to help him. On the night of the Shadow Lord's invasion Endon sends for Jarred because he finally realises this and has no one else to turn to. Endon even tells this to Jarred word for word:
    "For the sake of our old friendship, I beg you to forgive the past. You are the only one I can trust. Please help us!"
  • Secret Identity: During the dark years he is forced to hide his true identity so that he and is family won't get killed, and pretends to be his close friend Jarred.
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     Sharn 

Sharn

Endon's wife and Lief's mother. She known for her quick wit and gift for sewing.
  • A Friend in Need: Doesn't hesitate to give her old friend Amarantz of the Pottery a job as a palace cook when the older woman comes asking for help.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Whenever Lief came home after dark and took risks, both Endon and Sharn would be furious as they were so frightened for him.
  • Babies Ever After: Between parts one and two of The Forests of Silence, Sharn gives birth to Lief.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: It is implied that this happened to Sharn after she and Endon were arrested and imprisoned in the Del Palace dungeons.
  • Determinator: Sharn nevers gives up hope that the Shadow Lord will be defeated one day and her family will come out of hiding. She is described as a very brave and determined woman, and Jarred comes to admire her because of this.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Amarantz dies in Sharn's arms after swallowing one of her own poisoned cakes.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Sharn has the appearance of a Toran, who all have pale skin and dark hair.
  • Happily Married: To Endon.
  • Hidden Depths: At first she seems to be a clueless painted doll, but she's really smart, brave and quick-witted.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Amarantz of the Pottery, who is described as almost elderly, some members of the Resistance and Jasmine, Doom's daughter.
  • Modest Royalty: Even after returning to the palace and being known as the King's mother Sharn still chooses to dress as a blacksmith's wife. The only jewelry she chooses to wear is the locket her husband gave her long ago.
  • Near-Death Experience: Almost dies of the 'Toran Plague' in the final book. She only recovers once is it ascertained that the so-called plague is actually poison and emeralds are sent to her to help her recover.
  • Nice Girl: She is kind and warm to anyone who speak to her.
  • Perfectly Arranged Marriage: To Endon. It's amazing how perfect they are for each other.
  • Pregnant Badass: During the first book's prologue, she manages to kill Prandine, the Chief Advisor, by tipping him out the window of the tower in which the Belt of Deltora was kept. She also manages to convince Endon to listen to Jarred, something which Jarred was never able to do. And all this while she is heavily pregnant.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She and Endon plan the quest for the gems and prepare Lief for it. After the Shadow Lord's defeat Sharn helps Deltorans recover from the Shadow Lord's rule, and becomes well-loved and respected by the people because of it. In Dragons of Deltora she travels to Tora to support relations between the two great cities, and when she returns serves soup to the poor and needy, which unfortunately results in the creation of the Toran Plague myth as Sharn was poisoned soon after.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She may look weak, but really she is quick-witted and strong, and as capable as the men at foiling an enemy.
  • Starting a New Life: Sharn and Endon begin a new life in the forge after the Shadow Lord's invasion. After the return of the monarchy Sharn returns to live in the palace with Lief, Jasmine, Doom and Barda, and takes on the title 'Lady Sharn'.
  • Team Mom: By the second series she has befriended many of Lief's friends, including members of the resistance and the Torans.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: Sharn is said to be a gifted seamstress, and well able to sew magical garments such as the cloak she sews for Lief. It is something she inherited from her Toran ancestors, as Torans are well known for their talent in sewing.

     Anna (II) 

Anna (II)

The daughter of Lief and Jasmine. She is named after Jasmine's mother Anna.

     Endon (II) 

Endon (II)

Lief and Jasmine's son, and twin to Jarred. He is named after Lief's father Endon.

     Jarred (II) 

Jarred (II)

Lief and Jasmine's son, and twin to Endon. He is named after Jasmine's father Jarred.
  • Dead Guy Junior: He is named after Jasmine's father Jarred, who is in fact still alive but no longer uses his birth name.
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