Kaz

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes… Kaz Brekker is a criminal prodigy who made his name on Ketterdam’s streets by turning the Dregs into a gang to be reckoned with. Cunning, quick-witted, and a born leader, he’s a planner who leaves nothing to chance. Known as Dirtyhands, he doesn’t need a reason to […]

Inej

A spy known as the Wraith… Raised in a family of acrobats, Inej Ghafa was taken to Ketterdam against her will at 14 and spent a year in captivity at the notorious Menagerie. Now known as the Wraith for her ability to slip in and out of almost anywhere unseen and unheard, she works as […]

Nina

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums… Nina Zenik is a Grisha Heartrender working as a Tailor in Ketterdam’s House of the White Rose. A soldier of Ravka’s Second Army, Nina dreams of returning home to fight for her country. But she has a score to settle in Ketterdam and she’ll remain in […]

Jesper

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager. Originally from Novyi Zem, Jesper Fahey came to Ketterdam to study at the university…until he discovered the city’s gambling dens and fell into serious debt. Rarely seen without his pearl-handled revolvers, he has nearly perfect aim and thrives in high-risk situations. He is always the first […]

Matthias

A convict with a thirst for revenge… Matthias Helvar is a former drüskelle, a Fjerdan soldier trained to capture and execute Grisha—a mandate he considers holy. He’s spent the last year imprisoned in Hellgate, trying to survive and dreaming of revenge against Nina for the betrayal that put him there. Matthias lost his family to […]

Wylan

A runaway with a privileged past… Though no one knows what drove him to it, Wylan fled his comfortable life among Ketterdam’s wealthiest families to take up residence in the city’s slums where he’s barely eking out an existence. Wylan would rather be playing music than building bombs, but his knowledge of chemistry makes him […]

Alina

One of many children orphaned by Ravka’s border wars, Alina Starkov has spent her life being underestimated and overlooked. But when her regiment is attacked on the Shadow Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—and that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country […]

Mal

Malyen Oretsev is a gifted tracker and Alina Starkov’s best friend. Both orphans and raised together on a Duke’s estate, Mal and Alina were inseparable during childhood, but drifted apart as Mal became a rising star in the First Army. When Alina’s power puts her on a collision course with the most dangerous forces in […]

The Darkling

The Darkling is the leader of the Second Army, a magical military elite comprised of Grisha and tasked with defending Ravka. Charismatic and gifted with unparalleled power, he has spent his life trying to find a way to destroy the Shadow Fold and undo the damage done to Ravka by one of his ancestors. He […]

Genya

Genya Safin is a Tailor, a hybrid Grisha who has the power to alter people’s appearances. Because of her unique gifts she has been placed in service to the Queen of Ravka, a situation which has isolated her from other Grisha and made her an outcast among her own people. When Alina arrives at the […]