Character profiles.





Ash Redfern.


Ash Redfern:

Known to many Night People as ‘Bad’ Ash Redfern has been in numerous Night World books. These include Secret Vampire, Daughters of Darkness, Spellbinder (Enchantress), Dark Angel and Soulmate. Ash is a lamia vampire belonging to the famous Redfern family. He has long ash-blonde hair, eyes that continually change colour and a disarming smile. His physique is tall and lanky. Ash was once described as a bad little boy who would probably grow up to be even worse by his great aunt Opal Burdock and she got it right. Those who know Ash say he is self-centred and loves causing trouble. He uses his charm to play with people, human girls especially. His cousin James Rasmussen blasts Ash in Secret Vampire telling him that one day Ash will find someone worth caring for. This is just what happens in Daughters of Darkness. Ash arrives in Briar Creek to take his sisters back to the enclave they live on. While he is visiting Ash meets Mary-Lynnette Carter. Ash and Mary-Lynnette instantly dislike each other yet when they shake hands they feel sparks. Mary-Lynnette literally kicks Ash out of her house only moments later but he is surprised when he does not feel the urge to harm her. Over the course of a few days Jade, Kestrel and Rowan pick up on the tension between Ash and Mary-Lynnette. It is the wise Rowan who points out that they may be soulmates. Both Ash and Mary-Lynnette agree there is no chance of them acting on this. But when Jeremy Lovett – a rogue werewolf who has grown up with Mary-Lynnette – tries to murder Ash Mary-Lynnette is forced to kill him to protect Ash. This is when the two realise they are capable of caring for each other. Ash allows his sisters to stay in Briar Creek with Mary-Lynnette and her family. Mary-Lynnette convinces Ash to leave her until she has finished high school. She tells him to use the time to think about whether he really wants a human for a life partner. Ash promises Mary-Lynnette he will come back for her when he has made up for all the suffering he has caused others. In Soulmate Ash tells Hannah Snow at a Circle Daybreak meeting that he is missing Mary-Lynnette greatly.

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Blaise Harman.

Blaise Harman:

Blaise Harman is an eighteen-year-old witch who craves attention. Her dark smouldering beauty gets plenty of it. Blaise has smoky grey eyes and milky skin framed by long dark hair. Her body is curves galore and her clothes emphasise every one of them. Blaise loves seducing men. She toys with them until they are no longer fun. She discards them as quickly as she got them. Blaise is a persistent person who always gets what and who she wants. Belonging to Circle Midnight, she has no qualms about using her magic for selfish purposes. When Blaise and her cousin Thea Harman are expelled from school they are given one last chance by their grandmother Edgith Harman to straighten up. Edgith warns them that if they are expelled from their new school in Lake Mead Edgith will be forced to send them to a convent. By the end of the first day at her new school Blaise has picked out the boys she would like to toy with. On her list is Eric Ross until Thea vehemently claims she wants Eric for herself. Blaise agrees to pass him up but one night Thea confides in Blaise, telling Blaise that she thinks Eric may be her soulmate. Blaise – who considers Thea to be more like a sister than a cousin because both girls lost their parents at a young age – is instantly defensive of Thea breaking Night World law. Blaise tells Thea that she will seduce Eric away from her. Thea is adamant Eric will never leave her and Blaise grimly accepts this as a challenge. She works hard casting spells, charming her jewellery and even concocting a love elixir but Eric does not sway. He remains loyal to Thea. Unfortunately in her attempt to protect Eric from Blaise Thea has carried out a forbidden spell that turns bad. An evil witch spirit is released and starts killing students at school. Thea and Eric work together to send back the spirit but the Inner Circle find out about Blaise and Thea using magic for personal gain. Since Edgith has final say in all decisions made by the Inner Circle she decides that if Thea is willing to give up her heritage to be with a human she may do so. Thea and Eric are asked to drink water from the river of Lethe which will make them forget everything they know about the Night World. Blaise is the one who serves them their drinks. Thea and Eric walk away remembering everything. Thea believes Blaise served them tea instead. When Blaise says goodbye to her cousin she states that she hopes now that Thea has Eric she will continue to want him. Blaise is sent to live at the convent.

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Skeet Ulrich as David Blackburn.

David Blackburn:

David Blackburn is eighteen years old. He has dark brown hair, brown eyes and a tanned face. David begins noticing Gillian Lennox the night he rescues her after she falls into a creek. Unknown to David, Gillian actually died and came back to life. She brought ‘Angel’ back with her. Angel promises Gillian the secrets to popularity. He tells her how to dress, who to talk to and what to say. Gillian becomes a sensation at school and she is ecstatic that David has started paying attention to her. David has a girlfriend and they are at a party that Gillian is invited to when Tanya Junn confides to Gillian that she has cheated on David. David overhears this and promptly breaks up with Tanya. He has already started liking Gillian and no longer feels guilty about acting on it. Soon, David and Gillian are dating. Angel has other plans for David however and informs Gillian that David might be involved in a little car accident. The car accident occurs and when Gillian is certain that David is still David she confronts Angel about who he really is. She learns that Angel is a distant cousin of hers named Gary Fargeon. Gary is a restless spirit who cannot cross over to the other side because he killed someone on the same night he died and hid the body. Gillian informs the police about the body and as a result brings closure to the family of the victim. Gary is able to cross over to the other side. He thanks his cousin for her help. David and Gillian appear in Soulmate at a Circle Daybreak gathering.

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Delos Redfern.

Delos Redfern:

Delos Redfern is a young vampire who rules the Dark Kingdom enclave. He has wavy brown hair, black lashed yellow eyes and elegant cheekbones over a pale face. Delos is a Wild Power. Since he was a child he was made to use the blue fire within his blood as a weapon. Delos is convinced his great grandfather Hunter Redfern will triumph during the millennium. So Delos plans to join forces with Hunter to destroy humans. When Delos meets Maggie Neely the two realise they share a connection. After much reluctance to accept that they may be soulmates Delos demands Maggie to becomes a vampire and join forces with him. Maggie tells Delos humans have as much right to live as Night People. Delos is stubborn and determined so he locks Maggie in a dungeon until she is willing to accept his offer. Maggie is just as stubborn as he is though. She tells him she will never accept his offer. Maggie convinces Delos to see how human slaves in his kingdom are treated. When Delos interacts with his slaves he realises they have families too. He tells Maggie he will no longer fight with Hunter. Hunter is aware of the situation however. He traps Delos in the dungeon as well and asks Sylvia Weald to use a binding spell that will prevent Delos from using his Wild Power. Delos and Maggie will be used as prey for a hunt that Hunter has organised. Delos addresses his nobles at the hunt, asking them to think twice about trusting a man who is prepared to kill his own great grandson. Aradia – the maiden of the witches – is present at the hunt and orders Sylvia to remove the spell which she does just as Hunter orders her death. The spell is removed and Delos pulverises Hunter with blue fire. Delos is convinced to work with Circle Daybreak. Delos is the son of Tormentil Redfern who is the son of Chervil Redfern. Chervil is the first child and only son Hunter had and he founded Dark Kingdom. Tormentil was king until his death. Tormentil pushed Delos to be ruthless and cold. When he discovered his son had blue fire in his blood Tormentil made Delos kill using it. Maggie comments on the coldness and loneliness that exudes from Delos when she first meets him as a result of his childhood.

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Eric Ross.

Eric Ross:

Eric Ross is human but his soulmate Thea Harman is a witch. Eric met Thea on her first day at Lake Mead high school. Eric knew Thea was his soulmate since their very first encounter when a snake had Thea cornered and was about to bite her. Eric gets in the way and Thea uses magic to heal the snake bite on Eric. Eric is puzzled by Thea but when they touch Eric feels as if he has known Thea all his life. When Eric voices his feelings about knowing her Thea admonishes him to stop talking gibberish. Thea avoids Eric as much as possible after this because she too felt the same way. When Thea finds out her cousin Blaise Harman has her sights set on Eric Thea is bothered. She tells Blaise she wants to toy with Eric herself. Blaise is suspicious but agrees to back off. Eric is thrilled when Thea starts taking more interest in him. They go to the school dance together. Thea learns Eric plans to be a vet and that he has a little sister named Rosamund. Eric and Rosamund live with their mother. Their father died in a plane crash. One night Eric and Thea kiss. Thea is shocked by the intensity of her feelings for Eric. She knows they are falling in love. She tells Blaise that she and Eric may be soulmates. Blaise instantly becomes defensive of her cousin breaking Night World law. To prevent this Blaise tells Thea she will seduce Eric away from her. Thea is adamant Eric will never fall for Blaise and Blaise grimly accepts this as a challenge. Blaise casts spells and even concocts a love elixir but Eric does not sway. He remains loyal to Thea. Thea is ecstatic until she realises that in her desperate attempt to protect Eric from Blaise she has unleashed an evil witch spirit. The spirit begins murdering fellow students. Thea tells Eric the truth about her heritage and what she has done. Eric is not surprised but he surprises Thea by offering to help her send back the spirit. They do just that but the Inner Circle has found out about the use of forbidden spells for personal gain. Edgith Harman who just so happens to be grandmother to Thea and Blaise decides that if Thea is prepared to give up her heritage as a witch to be with a human she may be allowed to do so. Thea and Eric are asked to drink water from the river of Lethe to forget about the Night World. Blaise serves them their drinks. Once they are free to go Eric tells Thea he remembers everything. Thea laughs in delight. She believes Blaise has given them tea instead. Eric and Thea appear in Soulmate at a Circle Daybreak gathering. Eric is described as having sandy-blonde hair, deep green eyes with flecks of grey in them and a sweet face that radiates charisma. He is also very tall.

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Galen Drache.

Galen Drache:

The Drache family are descendants of a dragon. They are the royal family that make up the First House. Galen Drache is the prince of the First House. He was born with the choice to call any animal form. Galen was destined to marry the Witch Child. Their union would bring peace between the shape-shifters and the witches who have been feuding for thousands of years. Iliana Dominick was discovered to be the Witch Child and Galen is spying on her at a shopping centre when he meets fellow shape-shifter Raksha Keller. Keller is a Circle Daybreak agent who has been assigned the task to protect Iliana from the Night World Council and its thugs. Galen helps Keller and her team escape some thugs but Keller has no patience for this expendable addition and she makes sure Galen is aware of it. Keller later finds out Galen is the prince and she immediately changes her attitude towards him. She becomes cordial and polite and Galen hates that. Galen tries to convince Keller to treat him as she would any other Night Person but Keller is mad. The two have a heated argument. This is when Galen knows he has fallen in love. He believes Keller feels something for him too but refuses to acknowledge it. When Keller and her team discover the Council has sent a dragon to kill Iliana Galen and Keller dig up the scrolls to find a way to destroy a dragon. Finally Keller admits she loves Galen back. Galen promises Keller he will do his duty and marry Iliana if the fate of the world is depending on it. Azhdeha finds Iliana and it is Keller who faces off with him. Until now Galen has chosen not to be a fighter but he chooses to shape-shift into a leopard to help Keller fight Azhdeha. It is Iliana who destroys the dragon with her Wild Power. The shape-shifters and the witches gather for the union ceremony between Galen and Iliana but Iliana proves to be more than a blonde ditz. She tells everybody that Galen and Keller are in love and they should be together. Iliana performs a blood-tie with Keller and both species are happy with the union between Galen and Keller. Galen and Keller are sent to a safe house with Iliana to wait for the millennium. Galen is described as looking every bit the prince he is. He has golden blonde hair with a pale, perfectly sculptured face and gentle emerald-green eyes that seem to shine endlessly with light.

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Gillian Lennox.

Gillian Lennox:

Sixteen-year-old Gillian Lennox has short white-blonde hair and violet eyes. Gillian is a petite girl who desires popularity. She also wants David Blackburn – the most handsome boy at her school – to notice her. One day Gillian almost dies. She crosses over to the other side but a spirit who calls himself ‘Angel’ – her guardian angel – gives Gillian the choice to return back to her life. She decides to go back. When Gillian wakes up she discovers Angel has come back with her. Angel wants to help Gillian attain her desires. He tells her who to talk to and what to say. Gillian does what Angel says and soon she becomes the most popular girl in school. David begins noticing her. When David learns his current girlfriend has cheated on him he dumps her and begins dating Gillian. Gillian is ecstatic about her life until Angel causes harm to David. Angel tells Gillian that David will have a little car accident where he will die but he will come back a new person. David is involved in a car accident but he is essentially unharmed. Gillian confronts Angel to find out who he really is. Gillian finds out Angel is a dead cousin of hers named Gary Fargeon. Gary was a lost witch who got carried away with his newly found heritage and killed a girl when she interrupted a spell he was working on. Gary buried her body without telling anyone and then got drunk at a party later that night and had a car accident in which he died. Gary tells Gillian that he wanted to take over another body so he could live again. Gillian informs the police of the buried body and when the family of the victim receive this closure Gary is able to cross over to the other side. Gillian finds out she too is a lost witch. She and David appear in Soulmate at a Circle Daybreak gathering.

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Hannah Snow.

Hannah Snow:

Hana of the Three Rivers is an old soul who has been around since the beginning of time. She has lived many lives and has had many names but in her current life she is known as Hannah Snow, a sixteen-year-old girl with long blonde hair, grey eyes and a strawberry coloured birthmark on her left cheek. Hannah goes to see a psychologist about notes she has recently been writing to herself, foretelling her own death before her seventeenth birthday. The psychologist suggests hypnosis. From this Hannah learns of her first life as Hana. Her hypnosis is cut short but later that night a man Hannah recognises from her hypnosis approaches her in her backyard. He says his name is Thierry Descouedres and he is her soulmate. Thierry tells Hannah she has been reincarnated many times. Hannah believes Thierry is telling the truth and when they touch Hannah feels the electricity generated by their touch. Their intimate moment is brief though because Hannah has a flashback. She sees Thierry killing her in her previous life. Hannah warns Thierry to stay away from her and Thierry reluctantly leaves. Then Maya comes to visit. Maya warns Hannah Thierry will attempt to kill her again. Hannah is not sure what to make of Maya but she thanks her for the information. Not too long after Maya leaves Thierry pays Hannah another visit where he attacks her. Hannah fights him off. He visits her again the following night, behaving completely different. This time he asks Hannah what she really wants and she tells Thierry to go away and never come back. Thierry agrees. Hannah wants to learn more about herself as Hana. She undergoes hypnosis again and discovers Maya has the ability to transform her image so that she looks like Thierry. In every lifetime Hannah is tricked by Maya, believing Thierry is the one killing her. Hannah heads to Las Vegas to find Thierry. The servants at his mansion escort her in but Thierry is away on business. A Circle Daybreak meeting is taking place. Hannah meets numerous Night People who have fallen in love with a human. That night Maya shape-shifts into a bat and enters the mansion. She kidnaps Hannah. Hannah wakes up in a secluded cave. Maya explains that she wants to end this cycle they have going on by changing Hannah into a vampire. Vampires cannot be reincarnated she explains. Before Maya can finish the change Thierry finds them. He has the cave cornered with backup. Maya changes her plan and tries to kill Thierry instead but Hannah stakes her just in time to save her soulmate. Hannah and Thierry rekindle their relationship and for the first time Hannah celebrates her seventeenth birthday.

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Christina Aguilera as Iliana Dominick.

Iliana Dominick:

Iliana Dominick is a normal teenage girl. Her priorities are boys, clothes and parties. One day while shopping Iliana is hijacked by Raksha Keller and her team of Circle Daybreak agents. Keller tells Iliana she is a very important person who needs to be protected. Iliana is even more bewildered when Edgith Harman tells her she is a lost Harman witch who also happens to be the Witch Child and a Wild Power. Iliana thinks the people she has just met are nuts but she is instantly taken with Galen Drache, the handsome prince of the First House whose duty is to marry the Witch Child. Keller thinks Iliana is impossible to deal with but despite feeling like they are wasting their time on Iliana Keller develops a bond with her. The Night World Council send a dragon named Azhdeha to find Iliana. The dragon is too powerful for Keller and her team including Galen to destroy. It is Iliana who saves everybody from certain death when she is finally able to summon her Wild Power with the help of her ancestress Hecate. At the union ceremony for her and Galen Iliana tells the witches and the shape-shifters that Galen should be allowed to be with his soulmate Keller. This delicate flower was not fooled at all. She could see that Keller and Galen were destined to be together. Keller says Iliana is impossibly beautiful. She has silvery-blonde hair and violet eyes that reveal her Harman heritage. Keller notes how popular Iliana is at school because of her kindness and sincerity.

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James Rasmussen.

James Rasmussen:

James Rasmussen is a lamia vampire closely related to the Redfern family. James has spent most of his life keeping his true feelings sheltered. This stems from a memory he has of his childhood. When James was three he had a human nanny he called Miss Emma. James loved Miss Emma very much but his parents thought he was getting too attached to the human. So they took James on vacation and did not feed him for a few days. When they brought James back home they brought Miss Emma to him. Unable to control his hunger James fed on his nanny. When he saw Miss Emma was dying James tried to save her by changing her into a vampire but his father stopped him. Miss Emma became a ghoul and she was buried in their backyard. Because of what happened to Miss Emma James keeps his love for his best friend Poppy North a secret for many years. When he found out she was dying of cancer James decided he could not lose her. He told Poppy about the Night World. He told Poppy he was a vampire and that he was going to make her a vampire too. Lucky for James Poppy has loved him all her life. She agrees to his plan to save her. Poppy is worried that James will get into trouble for breaking Night World law and changing her without permission from the Night World Council. Ash Redfern points out Poppy is telepathic. Poppy realises she is a lost witch, making her a Night Person all along. James and Poppy leave their families in El Camino to live a new life together. The couple appear in Soulmate at a Circle Daybreak meeting. Poppy says James reminds her of the actor James Dean. Her James has silky light brown hair, a delicate but intelligent face and intense grey eyes.

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Jez Redfern.

Jez Redfern:

Jezebel Redfern is part of a gang of vampire raiders. She stalks the streets of San Francisco at night terrorising humans. But a flashback of her childhood on one such night changes her life forever. She suspects she is part vampire, part human. Jez questions her uncle about her parents. She learns her mother was human and that her parents were killed by Night People for being in love and having a baby. Jez now feels she must make up for how she has treated humans. She leaves San Francisco to live with human relatives and joins Circle Daybreak. A year later Circle Daybreak ask her to infiltrate her former gang to find out more about a Wild Power they claim to have found. The gang are delighted to have Jez back, especially Morgead Blackthorn. He steps aside as leader to give Jez her old position back. Jez is irresistibly drawn to Morgead but she fears if he finds out about her human heritage he will find her repulsive. Hunter Redfern sends his daughter Lily Redfern to investigate the claims Morgead and his gang have made about finding the Wild Power. The problem is Jez suspects her human cousin Claire Goddard may be the Wild Power. Morgead has pieced together the secrets Jez has hid from him. He knows Jez is working for Circle Daybreak but he cannot figure out why. Jez tells him about her human mother. Morgead surprises Jez. He tells her he loves her regardless of her purity. Lily demands Jez to give up the Wild Power. Somebody drives a stake into her heart. Jez is dying but she can hear Morgead telling her she is human enough to survive the damage the wood has caused. Suddenly Jez is angry and she lashes out at Lily and the thugs the Night World Council has sent. There is a flash of blue and everybody hurting the people she loves disappear. This is when Jez realises she was the Wild Power all along. Jez and Morgead are sent to a safe house. Jez has fiery red curls and silver-blue eyes. She loves to live dangerously and enjoys riding her motorcycle. Jez also enjoys sparring with Morgead.

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Nicholas Gonzalez as John Quinn.

John Quinn:

John Quinn was a human living in seventeenth century Boston when he was made a vampire by Hunter Redfern. Quinn wanted to marry Dove Redfern, the third eldest daughter of Hunter and his partner Maeve Harman. Quinn came from a poor but religious family. His father was a minister at a local church and he killed Dove when he discovered that his son and the Redfern family were vampires. Hunter informs Quinn not to forget that humans will never accept vampires. Quinn is haunted by this memory for thousands of years and has since built up an unfathomable hatred for humans. All this changes when he has an encounter with vampire hunter Rashel Jordan. Rashel hates vampires almost as much as Quinn hates humans but when she finds out some of the vampire hunters she is on a stakeout with plan to torture Quinn she decides to let him go. Quinn thinks Rashel is stupid. Rashel is unfazed by his threats. She cannot deny the pity she feels for him after hearing how he was made a vampire without choice. Quinn breaks loose and they fight. Both are skilled marital artists but as soon as they make skin to skin contact they feel their minds exploding. They share a connection but it is disrupted by the return of the other vampire hunters. Quinn gets away and Rashel loses respect. Rashel suddenly does feel stupid. When she finds out Quinn is involved in a slave trade operation where young girls are being kidnapped from a nightclub she vows to catch him. To get herself chosen Rashel has to seduce Quinn. She finds doing it enjoyable. Once she is chosen Rashel tells the other girls being held hostage that she plans to break them free. Quinn realises Rashel is the vampire hunter he shared a connection with. He has fallen in love with her. Quinn tells Rashel he is going to make her a vampire because Night World law says loving a human is forbidden. He tries to do this against her will until he can see in her mind. Her mother was murdered by a vampire. Quinn wants Rashel to have a choice, something he missed out on. Hunter is not happy when his adopted son tries to stop the blood feast Hunter has organised. Quinn stands by Rashel. The two fight off the vampires at the feast and manage to get the human girls to safety. Quinn and Rashel join Circle Daybreak. Quinn appears to be eighteen years old. He has a lithe body but is not very tall. His features are strongly chiselled yet still appear delicate. He has black hair and black eyes with pale skin. Rashel describes his smile as beautiful with a laugh that can shed rainbows. Quinn lets go of his hatred for humans. When he meets Rashel he stops feeling alone and empty. She is the reason he starts living again.

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Maggie Neely.

Maggie Neely:

Maggie Neely is a short sixteen-year-old human girl passionate about soccer. One night Maggie learns her brother Miles has been killed whilst mountain climbing with his girlfriend Sylvia Weald. Maggie does not believe the story Sylvia relays to the police so Maggie follows Sylvia that night hoping to learn something. She learns Sylvia is dangerous. As she confronts Sylvia about her story Maggie falls unconscious. When she comes to she finds out she has been kidnapped and is being taken to the Dark Kingdom enclave owned by Night People. Maggie tries to escape but two shape-shifters have her cornered. She wills herself to fight them off but one shape-shifter is killed by blue fire. The blue fire comes from a young boy. Maggie thanks him for saving her life but he shortly tells her he did not do it for her. Despite his unfriendliness Maggie is fascinated by the boy. And when their bare skins touch Maggie and this boy share a connection. Maggie learns he is a vampire named Delos Redfern. He is the prince of Dark Kingdom and he has been using his Wild Power as a weapon his entire life. After much reluctance to accept that they may be soulmates Delos demands Maggie to becomes a vampire and join forces with him and his great grandfather Hunter Redfern in destroying the human world. Maggie tells Delos humans have as much right to live as Night People. Delos is stubborn so he locks Maggie in a dungeon until she is willing to accept his offer. Maggie is just as stubborn as he is. She tells him she will never accept his offer. Maggie convinces Delos to see how human slaves in his kingdom are treated. When Delos interacts with his slaves he realises they have families too. He tells Maggie he will no longer fight with Hunter. Hunter is aware of the situation however. He traps Delos in the dungeon as well and asks Sylvia to use a binding spell that will prevent Delos from using his Wild Power. Delos and Maggie will be used as prey for a hunt that Hunter has organised. Aradia – the maiden of the witches – is present at the hunt and orders Sylvia to remove the spell which she does just as Hunter orders her death. The spell is removed and Delos pulverises Hunter with blue fire. Before Sylvia dies she tells Maggie she changed Miles into a shape-shifter. Maggie is delighted to see Miles again. The human slaves are set free and they are convinced this makes Maggie the ‘Deliverer’, the one according to myth who would set the slaves of the kingdom free. Delos is convinced to work with Circle Daybreak.

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Katie Holmes as Mary-Lynnette Carter.

Mary-Lynnette Carter:

Mary-Lynnette Carter is a seventeen-year-old fascinated with astronomy. She knows everything there is to know about stars and has aspirations of becoming a scientist. Mary-Lynnette lives in a country town named Briar Creek in the state of Oregon with her father, her stepmother and her younger brother Mark Carter. Mary-Lynnette has a healthy tan, dark brown hair and eyes as blue as jeans. She considers herself a night person but this view changes dramatically when Mary-Lynnette gets caught up with vampires Ash Redfern and his sisters. The Redfern sisters come to Briar Creek to visit their great aunt Opal Burdock. They discover she has been murdered. Ash is sent to Briar Creek to retrieve his sisters and send them back to the enclave they escaped from. Mary-Lynnette and Mark are suspicious about their new neighbours. They catch the sisters in the woods feeding on animals. The sisters decide to tell the humans about the Night World. Mary-Lynnette and Mark want to help find the murderer. Mary-Lynnette finds out her childhood friend Jeremy Lovett is a werewolf and he is behind the killings that have been going on in Briar Creek. Jeremy tries to kill Ash and change Mary-Lynnette into a werewolf but she stabs him with a silver knife. Mary-Lynnette and Ash start off disliking each other but they realise they are soulmates. Mary-Lynnette tells Ash to come back for her after she has finished high school. She tells him he needs to make up for all the bad things he has done to humans. Ash promises Mary-Lynnette that when he returns she will be proud of him.

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Aishwarya Rai as Maya.

Maya:

The Witch Queen Hecate had twin daughters named Maya Hearth Woman and Hellewise Hearth Woman. Maya and Hellewise were as opposite as night and day. While Hellewise had fair beauty Maya had dark beauty. Chalky white skin and eyes that continually change colour framed by thick black hair. The witches of the tribe knew Maya was searching for the spell for immortality but they did not think she would find it. She was under estimated though because she did find the spell and stole four babies from the tribe and drank their blood. Maya became the first vampire. Maya changed a boy named Theorn – now known as Thierry Descouedres – making him the first made vampire. Maya cast another spell that allowed her to have a baby. Her son Red Fern became the first lamia vampire. Maya attacked the witches of her former tribe, proliferating her species until Hellewise challenged Maya to a duel. Maya lost the duel and she was driven out of the village but Hellewise died from the injuries she sustained during the duel. Meanwhile, after Thierry changed he attacked humans of a neighbouring village, killing a girl he recognised as his soulmate named Hana of the Three Rivers. Hellewise was able to put a spell on Hana so that she would become an old soul and would be reborn during another time. But every time Hana is born again Maya is always there. She changes her image to make herself look exactly like Thierry and then she kills Hana. Maya is the only known vampire with the ability to create illusions and shape-shift. In her current life Hana is Hannah Snow. Hannah has finally discovered the truth about Maya. But Maya kidnaps her, taking her to a secluded cave where Maya informs her she is going to change her into a vampire and in doing so will break the spell that allows Hannah to be reborn again. Maya explains that Thierry deserves to be miserable for turning his back on her love. Thierry finds them and he pleads with Maya to give Hannah up. Maya agrees but she tells Thierry that he never understood her love for him. Maya changes her plan and tries to stake him instead but Hannah has anticipated this move and stakes Maya before she can reach Thierry. Maya is surprised that Hannah had the guts to kill her.

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Morgead Blackthorn.

Morgead Blackthorn:

Morgead Blackthorn grew up without a father. His mother came in and out of his life until she too disappeared completely when Morgead was just a kid. Night World elders did not think Morgead was important enough to take care of him. But this gave Morgead the comfort to live his life how he wants. He chooses not go to school and after years of fending for himself he has grown up to be tough and street smart. Teen aged Morgead is now part of a gang of vampire raiders. Their idea of fun is finding humans to terrorise. The leader of the gang is Jez Redfern. As kids Morgead and Jez were playmates. They are now rivals, continually sniping at each other and challenging one another for gang leadership. One day Jez ups and leaves. Morgead thinks it is because of him. When Jez comes back a year later wanting to rejoin her former gang Morgead steps aside to allow her to lead again. Morgead tells Jez his gang have found a Wild Power. Unknown to Morgead Jez is working for Circle Daybreak and has been asked to investigate his lead. Morgead believes Iona Skelton is the Wild Power but Jez suspects it is her human cousin Claire Goddard. Lily Redfern arrives in San Francisco and captures Jez and her gang. She wants to know who the Wild Power is. By now Morgead has figured out that Jez is working with Circle Daybreak. He just cannot figure out why. Jez finally tells him the truth. A year ago Jez learnt her mother was human. Jez fears Morgead will be repulsed by her part vampire, part human breeding but Morgead tells her she is stupid. He loves her regardless of her purity, he always has because she was the only one who seemed to care about him when they were kids. Jez turned out to be the Wild Power. She pulverises Lily with blue fire and Circle Daybreak send Morgead and Jez to a safe house. Jez describes Morgead as stubborn. He has pale skin, emerald eyes and dark hair.

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Poppy North.

Poppy North:

Poppy North is sixteen years old with fiery copper curls, green eyes and an elfin like stature. Poppy loves living. She is full of life and energy according to her family which comprises of her mother, her estranged father who calls her ‘Eveready’ and her twin brother Philip North. Her two ambitions in life are to see the world and marry her childhood best friend James Rasmussen. When Poppy finds out she has terminal cancer her life is shattered. James rocks her reality when he tells her he is a vampire who can save her by changing her into one. The possibility of eternal life with James convinces Poppy of her choice. Philip has reservations about James though and he informs Poppy that James is making a fool of her by pretending to love her. Poppy wonders why James never expressed his love for her before and she quickly changes her mind. She would rather die than take help from James. As Poppy becomes more ill Philip realises he does not want his sister to die. He asks James to help Poppy. James explains to Poppy that Night World law forbids him to love a human and if he ever did express love for her she would of been killed by Night People. Poppy becomes a vampire and stays with James at his apartment until they decide on their future plans. Ash Redfern comes to visit. James is not there when Ash arrives. Ash immediately knows Poppy has been changed and he warns Poppy that James has risked his life by changing her without permission from the Night World Council. He convinces Poppy to run away with him to save James. He takes her to Las Vegas. Poppy picks up on his devious plan to hand her over to a Night World elder but James and Philip have found them in time. James warns Ash that he will regret any harm that comes to Poppy. Ash laughs. He walks away telling Poppy she has a loud yell. Poppy is confused. She wonders how James and Philip found her within a mansion. Philip says he heard her in his mind and somehow knew exactly where to find her. It is James who figures out Poppy and Philip are both telepathic. This makes them lost witches. Poppy is delighted to know she was already a Night Person before her change. Poppy and James leave El Camino to find her father. She believes he is a witch. The couple appear in Soulmate at a Circle Daybreak meeting.

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Raksha Keller.

Raksha Keller:

Raksha Keller was abandoned by her mother when she was a toddler because she was stuck between her human and panther forms. Circle Daybreak agents found this toddler in a park with a tail and furry ears. They raised her and Keller has since devoted her life to repaying the organisation. Her most challenging mission was protecting the Wild Power and Witch Child Iliana Dominick from Night World thugs. Galen Drache is the prince of the First House and he is spying on the woman he is destined to marry when he stumbles into the middle of an attempted hit on Iliana. Keller and her team rescue Iliana and Galen. Keller is furious that this expendable Night Person nearly jeopardised the rescue. It is Edgith Harman who informs Keller she is speaking to the prince of the shape-shifters. Keller is embarrassed and immediately becomes cordial and polite with Galen. But Galen hates the change. He enjoyed a fellow shape-shifter speaking to him freely. Galen wants to help Keller and her team protect Iliana and Edgith agrees that this will be good for everyone. Keller is horrified. Especially when Galen confronts her telling her they are soulmates. Keller is adamant she will not be made sentimental and weak on this mission. Keller finds Iliana difficult. She has little patience for the blonde ditz. When the team find out a dragon has been sent to kill Iliana Keller and Galen dig up the ancient scrolls to find information on how to kill a dragon. Galen once again brings up the connection he can feel with Keller. Keller finally succumbs to his love and they kiss. Galen assures Keller he will marry Iliana if the fate of the world is depending on it. Azhdeha finds Iliana and it is Keller who faces off with him. Until now Galen has chosen not to be a fighter but he chooses to shape-shift into a leopard to help Keller fight Azhdeha. It is Iliana who destroys the dragon with her Wild Power. The shape-shifters and the witches gather for the union ceremony between Galen and Iliana but Iliana proves to be more than a blonde ditz. She tells everybody that Keller and Galen are in love and they should be together. Iliana performs a blood-tie with Keller and both species are happy with the union between Keller and Galen. The trio are sent to a safe house to wait for the millennium. Keller has straight black hair that falls past her hips and cool grey eyes. She used to hate being called by her first name but does not mind now when Galen does it. She also loves it when he reads her poetry.

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Rashel Jordan.

Rashel Jordan:

Rashel Jordan was five years old when she saw her mother being killed by a vampire. Rashel managed to escape from that vampire but she never forgot what he looked like. She decided to become a vampire hunter. Rashel grew up learning how to fight. This tough seventeen-year-old black haired, green eyed beauty has become a much feared vampire hunter now. She is known to Night People only by her alias ‘The Cat’. One night while on a stakeout Rashel captures John Quinn, the most feared made vampire in the Night World. He orders her to kill him and this annoys Rashel. So she talks to him. She asks how he became a vampire. Quinn tells her he fell in love with somebody and her father changed him. Sympathy washes over Rashel. She cannot bring herself to kill him even when he breaks loose and threatens to kill her. The two fight. Both are skilled marital artists but as soon as they make skin to skin contact they feel their minds exploding. They share a connection but it is disrupted by other vampire hunters. Quinn gets away. Rashel immediately regrets not killing him. When she finds out Quinn is involved in a slave trade operation where young girls are being kidnapped from a nightclub Rashel vows to kill him. To get herself chosen Rashel has to seduce Quinn. She finds doing it enjoyable. Once she is chosen Rashel tells the other girls being held hostage that she plans to break them free. Quinn catches Rashel breaking free. He realises Rashel is the vampire hunter he shared a connection with. He has fallen in love with her. Quinn tells Rashel he is going to make her a vampire because Night World law says loving a human is forbidden. He tries to do this against her will until he can see in her mind. Her mother was murdered by a vampire. Quinn wants Rashel to have a choice, something he missed out on. Hunter Redfern is not happy when his adopted son tries to stop the blood feast Hunter has organised. Rashel recognises Hunter as the vampire who killed her mother. Quinn stands by Rashel and the two fight off the vampires at the feast and manage to get the human girls to safety. Rashel and Quinn join Circle Daybreak. Both let their hatred go.

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Thea Harman.

Thea Harman:

Thea Harman is a witch who did not like humans until she discovered her soulmate was human. Like her cousin Blaise Harman Thea lost her parents at a young age. Their grandmother Edgith Harman has taken care of them since. Blaise is a handful and because of her the girls have been expelled from many schools. They are given one last chance. If they are expelled from their new school in Lake Mead Edgith will send them to a convent. On her first day at her new school Thea meets her soulmate Eric Ross. A rattle snake has Thea cornered and is about to bite her when Eric gets in the way. Thea uses magic to heal Eric. Eric is puzzled. He knows Thea has done something to heal him but when he and Thea touch Eric feels as if he has known Thea all his life. When Eric voices his feelings about knowing her Thea admonishes him to stop talking gibberish. Thea avoids Eric as much as possible after this because she too felt the same way. When Thea finds out her man seducing cousin has her sights set on Eric Thea is bothered. She tells Blaise she wants to toy with Eric herself. Blaise is suspicious but agrees to back off. Eric is thrilled when Thea starts taking more interest in him. They go to the school dance together. Thea learns Eric plans to be a vet. One night Eric and Thea kiss. Thea is shocked by the intensity of her feelings for Eric. She knows they are falling in love. She tells Blaise that she and Eric may be soulmates. Blaise instantly becomes defensive of her cousin breaking Night World law. To prevent this Blaise tells Thea she will seduce Eric away from her. Thea is adamant Eric will never fall for Blaise and Blaise grimly accepts this as a challenge. Blaise casts spells and even concocts a love elixir but Eric does not sway. He remains loyal to Thea. Thea is ecstatic until she realises that in her desperate attempt to protect Eric from Blaise she has unleashed an evil witch spirit. The spirit begins murdering fellow students. Thea tells Eric the truth about her heritage and what she has done. Eric is not surprised but he surprises Thea by offering to help her send back the spirit. They do just that but the Inner Circle has found out about the use of forbidden spells for personal gain. Edgith just so happens to be the head of the Inner Circle and she decides that if Thea is prepared to give up her heritage as a witch to be with a human she may be allowed to do so. Thea and Eric are asked to drink water from the river of Lethe to forget about the Night World. Blaise serves them their drinks. Once they are free to go Eric tells Thea he remembers everything. Thea laughs in delight. She believes Blaise has given them tea instead. Eric and Thea appear in Soulmate at a Circle Daybreak gathering. Thea mentions plans to attend university to study veterinary science with Eric. Thea is a tall girl with long pale-blonde hair and warm brown eyes.

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Thierry Descouedres.

Thierry Descouedres:

Thirty thousand years ago a nineteen-year-old boy witch named Theorn belonged to a tribe. The leaders of the tribe were Maya and Hellewise Hearth Woman, twin sisters who were both beautiful in their own ways. They were both also interested in Theorn who had white-blonde hair, dark eyes and a tall physique. Maya became a vampire and Theorn was the first person she changed. Theorn went into a feeding frenzy in a neighbouring village where he attacked a human girl. He later recognised her as his soulmate. Theorn rushed Hana of the Three Rivers to Hellewise and asked her to save the girl lying in his arms. Hellewise put a spell on Hana making her an old soul. She informed Theorn Hana would be reborn in another time. Theorn asked to be put to sleep until Hana was born again. Theorn woke up and adopted the name Thierry Descouedres. He found Hana after Maya had finished killing her. For thousands of years Maya kills Hana in every life she is born in. She wants Thierry to be miserable for turning his back on her love. In her new life Hana is Hannah Snow and Thierry is able to get to her before Maya. After so many years they are able to share an intimate moment but it is cut brief when Hannah has a flashback showing her Thierry is the one killing her. She orders Thierry to stay away from her. Maya finds Hannah and informs her to be careful of Thierry. She tells Hannah Thierry will try to kill her and sure enough Thierry returns and attacks Hannah but she is able to fight him off. Thierry confronts Maya at the airport. He is returning to Las Vegas because Hannah has asked him to leave. He promises Maya he will stay away from Hannah as long as Maya causes her no harm. He says Hannah seems happy in this life. Maya has other plans though. When Hannah has figured out it is Maya who has been killing her by changing her appearance to make herself look exactly like Thierry Maya kidnaps her, taking her to a secluded cave where Maya informs her she is going to change her into a vampire and in doing so will break the spell that allows Hannah to be reborn again. Thierry finds them and he pleads with Maya to give Hannah up. Maya agrees but she tells Thierry that he never understood her love for him. Maya changes her plan and tries to stake him instead but Hannah has anticipated this move and stakes Maya before she can reach Thierry. Maya is surprised that Hannah had the guts to kill her. Thierry and Hannah celebrate her first seventeenth birthday at his mansion. Hannah hopes in time the sadness she sees in his eyes will fade. Thierry is a Night World elder but he secretly established Circle Daybreak. Circle Daybreak meetings are regularly held at his mansion.

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