Bright red hair, vibrant green eyes, Nara Dall lives in the small village of Dimmitt with her adopted father, Bylo. She has powerful magic, but is reluctant to use her gifts.
A native of the Shem tribe, Mykel Aragos lives in Dimmitt with his little brother, Sam, and his father, Jimm. He is in love with Nara, and dreams of being a powerful warrior.
Kayna Vorick is the adopted daughter of Lord Nikolas Vorick, the Great Land's Minister of War and Justice. Like Nara, Kayna has great magic, but this girl has no qualms about using it.
Bylo Dall is an aging monk who seeks to protect Nara at all costs. His efforts to master the magic of scriptural runes are essential to the developing story.
Small, physically weak, yet possessing vast magical powers as the only blessed heralded by the Church in 100 years, Lord Minister Nikolas Vorick is the main antagonist in the story.
Unloved and fiercely independant, Gwyn Khoury leads a solitary life as a mercenary. She has been hired to locate Nara Dall and bring her to Minister Vorick.