CHARACTERS - The Children of Fi - COMING SOON!
Arinda den Rowan-Rife
Now that all that nonsense with Jahx is behind her and they've settled down to life together, Arinda is ready to forge ahead and accomplish her dearest dream - to bring magicker girls out into the open and educate them. Whyever does doing what's right always meet with such fierce opposition?
Arinda's husband and Headmaster of Vespith Academy. Although Arinda is very fond of her man, she's finding him a challenge to settle in with. He has horrible nightmares he refuses to talk about, and she's certain he's keeping secrets from her about his past.
Roenan is the last King of Tenari, murdered about 400 years ago in a bloody coup against the Royal Family of Tenari. The Dunforth clan, the dirty schemers, rose against the royal Fahareth clan and murdered every last one… or did they? Rumor has it that Roenan's young son survived in secrecy, but no one knows what happened to him, if that rumor is even true. And Roenan? Let's just say he did die that night… sort of.
Sebastien du Chanz
Sebastien planned a coup against Cristov and the Circle after he was ousted for really bad behavior. But he was caught, his being and magick sealed in a sealing stone, his body incinerated and the stone was buried in a deep vault of which only a few on the Council of Mages know the location. Yep, he's gone for good. Or is he...?
Asshat extraordiniare! The Dunforths, another Old World clan, has been scheming and plotting and pushing and battling with the Fiar clan to take over the Kyn since before Kynllaria even existed. They wormed their way into the Fahareth dynasty, even though Fiaryn barred them from crossing into Kynllaria in the first place, and forbid the Fahareth's to have anything to do them. Miles is the latest in a long line of asshats, and a psycho on top of that, and he's just smart enough to be dangerous. He's been abducting mages and has figured out how to control them to use for his own devices. And that's a big bunch o' trouble, no matter how you slice it. An army that can't be killed? Yikes!
Cristov is the kind but seriously grouchy Lead Mage of Stone Circle Keep. It's his job to keep the Keep running smoothly, lead the Council of Mages and keep everyone in line. When he's not doing that, he researches the condition of being 'maged' and they mysterious Coubirigh.
Nathan den Rowan
King of Rowan, Arinda's adopted brother and one of her best friends. He's getting a little irked with this Jahx-character whisking his sister away without so much as a by your leave and keeping her locked up in his musty old school, instead of Nathan's grand castle. He's beginning to understand his own brother-in-law a little better.
Everyone's favorite thug healer - the Master High Healer of Stone Circle Healer's Guild, and the Royal High Healer. He's often in a mood, but he has a soft spot for Arinda. And there are a few things about Cullen... that even Cullen doesn't know.
Praise Fiaryn! Great Fiaryn! For the love of Fiaryn! Fiaryn bless you! But who is this Fiaryn? And why has he been gone forever? Is he just a myth? A story from history to help explain the existence of Kynllaria? Nope! Fiaryn does exist, and she's been sulking for nigh on a thousand years (and no, that wasn't a typo). Fiaryn, one of the last of the Old World Fiar clan who led the Kyn by birthright, is the last High Chieftain of the Kyn. It was believed that Cristov Mac Cuin was the first mage but, in fact, it was actually Fiaryn.
Inniss is Fiaryn's son, and was born an oddity. His relationship with his mother is fractious at best, as Fiaryn bullies and smothers him something fierce. Inniss is a bit of a lost soul – forced into isolation with his mother, he hasn't had a chance to explore who he is or what he can do. There's not much else I can say about Inniss without telling too much, except that he has three children of his own, and we already know all three.
Oren, King of Chilharia
Descended from pirates. Would love to set the "Royal Navy" on Dunforth. Is there anything else you need to know?
Jasper is Cristov's deputy for the Circle of Mages. Quiet, reserved and somewhat shy, Jasper keeps Cris in line when he's being unfair or unruly, and has a quiet, yet breathtaking, power all his own; a power that will prove to be vital if Rowan is to survive to coming war.
Paul de Reaux
Paul is the Lead Mage of Azure Bay Keep, another of the mage settlements about midway between Tenari and Chilharia. Stone Circle Keep in Rowan was the first, and is the largest and most firmly established of the mage colonies. However, as we find out in The Children of FI, there are other settlements, as well.