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The Carthaginian general who tried to make Sidonie his wife via means of a magic spell cast over Terre d'Ange.
Ptolemy Solon aka The Wise Ape of Cythera
Melisande's lover and governor of the Hellene island of Cythera. Imriel travels to meet him in Kushiel's Mercy.
- ChekhovsGunman: his study of magic is essential to Imriel being able to change his face to look like Leander Maignard and enter Carthage unknown.
- In-Series Nickname: He's known as The Wise Ape in-universe.
- The Smart Guy
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Cytheran opinion of his relationship with Melisande, to the extent that they compare it with that of the [in-universe] Greek god Vulcan and his wife the Greek goddess Venus.