Spymaster’s daughter and trained assassin. Feared and known for her bad temper among the servants. But she’s fiercely loyal to her father, Tulomon Caze and Vendel. After he falls from favor, she flees with him into the wilderness. Throughout her harrowing travels, Arraleen learns how she’s connected to the goddess, Argonwui, who she knows as Agarra the Cruel. Though on the surface she’s a cold-hearted killer, Arraleen discovers a softer side and takes a stand against the Sangala, the real [...]
Ex-gang member. Once the leader of the Silver Slayers, but now on the run. Wanted in Shen. Gujun did the traitor Magister Chulan’s wet work. A crafty killer and survivor. He finds himself at odds with Arraleen Caze and just about everyone else. As events pass and somehow, he keeps his head on his shoulders, Gujun discovers more about the world he lives in and learns, against all odds, to love.
Gujun’s friend. An ex gladiator from Golt, Grodu, serves Ulani III, the Yamondon king, as a spy. He met Gujun in Laregoza and becomes his ally. Has a reputation for always being in trouble.
Good natured Yamondon. Sees himself as Gujun’s ‘big brother.’ One of Tarkai Akashi’s best warriors. A keen fisher.
Also known as Kanny. Observant tavern girl who works as a spy for Genza’s enemy, Cama. Kanny becomes Gujun’s best friend and confidante. She finds herself embroiled in the war between Ran Genza and the Laregozans under Cama. She discovers the waif, Saryna, while lost in the wild. A strange occurrence which alters the course of her life.