Cainsville Character Guide

Olivia Taylor Jones’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence. When the news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, Olivia flees and ends up in Cainsville, a strange small town that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her efforts to uncover her birth parents’ past. Olivia’s effort to uncover the truth places her in the crosshairs of old and powerful forces, forces that have their own agenda, and closely guarded secrets they don’t want revealed.

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long-linecharacter-guide*This is a breakdown of all of the characters in Kelley Armstrong’s Cainsville series, complete up to Rituals.  While I have tried to keep things general, this is a reference that may include spoilers.

This is alphabetical by first name, with main or vital characters highlighted in blue.

-A-

Alexios

  • first appearance in Rituals
  • a Dryad, or Greek Fae
  • a creature of nature
  • incredibly old, but still looks like a young man
  • looking for adventure and fun, asks to help Olivia and Gabriel in an investigation
  • when his mate Helia dies after the attack on the asylum, he allows himself to pass on as well
  • returned to nature in the form of a large tree, rooted next to Helia in Olivia’s yard in Cainsville
  • light brown skin and braided dark hair, dark eyes

Alice

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a weaker incarnation of Matilda
  • was about 16 or 17 years old in the 1950’s
  • had been best friends with Gwynn’s incarnation Peter, and dating Arawn’s incarnation Carl

Alis

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • a Spriggan
  • associated with Tristan Crouch
  • poses as the elderly neighbor of Jon Childs
  • able to change her appearance

Amanda Mays

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • believed to be the first female victim of Todd and Pamela Larsen
  • attended City College with potential suspect Christian Gunderson
  • pretty and vivacious
  • killed along with her fiancee Ken Perkins by Lisa and Mary Tyson in a satanic ritual

Amos, Detective

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • the police detective investigating the murders of the Lamiae

Amy

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • 4 year old daughter of Cathy, a client of Olivia Taylor Jones at the women’s center
  • sister of Joey

Anita Mosley

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a reporter who investigated the MKULTRA project in the 1970`s
  • refused to give up on her story even when threatened
  • scarred and blinded when acid was thrown in her face
  • now in her early 60’s, still works as a freelance reporter
  • shares her knowledge of MKULTRA with Gabriel Walsh and Olivia Taylor Jones
  • trim and stylish, with well-styled brown hair streaked with gray

Anna

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a Lamiae from the Edwardian era
  • seen in a vision of Olivia Taylor-Jones’

Anna Gunderson

  • first appearance in Omens
  • sister Jan Gunderson murdered over 20 years ago
  • brother Christian Gunderson committed suicide hours after being questioned in his sister’s death
  • father Niles Gunderson recently murdered
  • lives in an older suburb of North Chicago
  • recently divorced, with one daughter
  • shoulder length straight blonde hair and dark eyes

Arawn

  • first appearance in Visions
  • a Cwn Annwn, King of the Underworld
  • leader of the Wild Hunt
  • part of an eternal triangle with Matilda and Gwynn
  • in this incarnation, is embodied by Ricky Gallagher

Arthur Carew

  • first mentioned in Visions
  • son of Glenys and Owen Carew
  • father of Daere Jean Carew
  • biological maternal grandfather of Olivia Taylor Jones

Arthur Jones

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • deceased adopted father of Olivia Taylor Jones
  • husband of Lena Taylor
  • wealthy owner of the iconic Mills and Jones department store in Chicago
  • brought up in the business world where you worked for what you got
  • very close to daughter Olivia Taylor Jones

Aunika Madole

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • family has served the Fae for generations
  • a social worker who runs an outreach center for both human teens and the Lamaie
  • sister Lucy Madole murdered, brother in law Ciro Halloran tricked by the rogue Huntsman into murdering Lamaie
  • kidnapped and held by the rogue Huntsman on orders from Melanie
  • rescued by Olivia Taylor-Jones
  • in her early 30’s, with black hair and dark skin
  • maybe 5 foot 2 and 100 pounds

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Beau

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • a dark elf
  • hangs around the Satan’s Saints clubhouse, hoping to become a prospect
  • hand slashed by Olivia when he tries to intimidate and threaten her
  • looks to be in his late 20’s, with dark hair
  • attacks Ricky Gallagher in the forest, showing his true form
  • stabbed by Olivia Taylor Jones, killed by Ricky Gallagher

Blake

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • husband or lover of investigative reporter Anita Mosley
  • a civil rights lawyer
  • died four years ago

Bob Masters

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • lives in Cainsville
  • married to Sue Masters

Bobby Sheehan

  • first mentioned in Rituals
  • a Changeling
  • lived in the city but had family in Cainsville
  • always knew he didn’t belong
  • driven to murder, then madness, while barely in his teens
  • condemned to a psychiatric ward

Brenin

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a Hound of the Hunt
  • alpha of the pack
  • stays with Ioan

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Campbell

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • a crew foreman at the turn of the century
  • worked on the mansion built by Nathaniel Mills
  • had a thick Scottish accent

Carl

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a weak incarnation of Arawn
  • was about 16 or 17 years old in the 1950’s
  • blonde and burly

Cathy

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a client of the women’s center Olivia Taylor Jones volunteers at
  • disowned by her family when she was 16
  • married by 18, divorced by 21
  • mother of Joey and Amy, with a third child on the way
  • abused and beaten by her boyfriend
  • struggling to make ends meet
  • dyed blonde hair

Chad “Sully” Sullivan

  • first appearance in Visions
  • member of the Satan’s Saints biker gang
  • in trouble with the law for unpaid child support and assaulting his ex
  • broke the rules when he didn’t report his legal issues to the club
  • big and intimidating looking
  • has a ponytail, beard, and several tattoos

Charles Manners

  • first mentioned in Rituals
  • former mental patient whose name is seen on a headstone at the Asylum

Chris Pemberton

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • a retired police officer who worked on the Todd and Pamela Larsen case
  • confined to a wheelchair after being caught in the crossfire of a gang dispute
  • never completely believed that Todd and Pamela were guilty of the murders

Christian Gunderson

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • son of Niles Gunderson
  • a socially awkward loner with anger issues, neither popular nor well liked
  • above average IQ, but never got good grades
  • could be violent and abusive to his family
  • had a history of arrests for assault
  • obsessed with his own sister Jan Gunderson
  • hanged himself hours after being questioned about his sister Jan Gunderson’s murder

Ciara Conway

  • first appearance in Visions
  • a Changeling
  • switched at birth with Macy Shaw by the Elders of Cainsville
  • raised in a solid family with ties to Cainsville
  • biological family had a history of addiction and trouble with the law
  • had been a student at Northwestern University
  • fell into drug addiction and had been cut off by her family
  • murdered, her body placed in Olivia’s car and her head in Olivia’s bed
  • 22 years old, with dark hair, pale skin and blue eyes
  • killed by Macy Shaw

Ciro Halloran

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • family had served the Fae for generations before breaking away
  • promised by the rogue Huntsman that if he killed the Fae, his wife Lucy Madole would be brought back to life
  • hunted by the Cwn Annwn after his murder of the Fae
  • held in the forest by the rogue Huntsman, a human pawn in a Fae game
  • around 30 years old, with a narrow face and thin build
  • blonde hair and a light beard
  • sacrifices himself and is killed by Lloergan

CJ

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • member of the Satan’s Saints motorcycle gang
  • in his late 40’s
  • big and burly, with a graying beard and a stringy ponytail

Colin Hale

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a reporter for the Chicago Post
  • punched by Gabriel Walsh after trying to speak to Olivia Taylor Jones

-D-

Daere Jean Bowen

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • a Welsh immigrant
  • mother of Pamela Larsen, wife of John Bowen
  • biological grandmother of Olivia Taylor Jones
  • family originally from Cainsville
  • light brown hair

Damara

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a Lamaie
  • nicknamed Dami
  • looked about 16, but was much older
  • curly black hair and a thin face
  • in a relationship with human teenager Toby
  • killed by Melanie in her plot to find sanctuary in Cainsville

Daniel Dunglas Home

  • first mentioned in Betrayals
  • a spiritualist favored by Arthur Conan Doyle

Darnell

  • first appearance in Omens
  • helps Anita Mosley when she is threatened after talking to Gabriel Walsh and Olivia Taylor Jones

Desiree Barbosa

  • first appearance in Omens
  • live-in girlfriend of Joshua Gray
  • a recovering meth addict, haggard and gaunt
  • had information that could reveal who killed Peter Evans and Jan Gunderson
  • killed Joshua Gray while under mind control activated by Edgar Chandler
  • committed suicide

Don Gallagher

  • first appearance in Omens
  • father of Ricky Gallagher
  • leader of the Satan’s Saints biker gang
  • owns a series of auto repair shops
  • has blood of the Huntsmen through his father, Ioan
  • around 50 years old, with blonde hair and dark eyes
  • clean cut and well built, with chiseled features

Doug

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • had been one Seanna Walsh’s boyfriends
  • beat and abused Gabriel when he was 8

Duncan

  • first appearance in Rituals
  • appears in a memory shown to Olivia and Gabriel
  • wife Mary framed him for the murder of his own family
  • sent to the penal colony of Australia
  • marked for death by the Sluagh

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Eddie Burton

  • first appearance in Visions
  • the police chief in Cainsville
  • in his 40’s
  • married with two teenage children

Eddie Hilton

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • killed by Pamela Larsen
  • murdered along with girlfriend Stacey Pasolini
  • targeted by the Huntsmen for crimes they had committed against the Fae

Eden Tiffany Larsen

  • see Olivia Taylor Jones

Edgar Chandler

  • first appearance in Omens
  • 86 years old retired CIA agent and psychiatrist
  • connected to the MKULTRA project on mind control
  • showed how to perfect his mind control by the Huntsmen
  • thought to be the owner of Bryson Pharmaceuticals
  • activates mind-control on Desiree Barbosa, Mrs. Evans and the Evan’s family housekeeper Maria
  • caused the deaths of William Evans, Joshua Gray and Niles Gunderson
  • became a target of the Huntsmen when he went after Olivia Taylor Jones
  • arrested for double murder
  • died in prison, made to look like a suicide

Erin

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • works with Aunika Madole at her outreach center
  • former street kid who turned her life around
  • around 20 years old
  • dark hair and full sleeve tattoos
  • tortured by Melanie in her plan to find a safe haven in Cainsville

Eva Talbot

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • a Chicago socialite
  • former girlfriend of James Morgan Jr.

Evans, Mrs.

  • first appearance in Omens
  • wife of William Evans
  • son Peter Evans murdered over 20 years ago
  • tries to shoot Olivia Taylor Jones and Gabriel Walsh while under mind control activated by Edgar Chandler

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Fahy, Detective

  • first appearance in Rituals
  • a Chicago police detective
  • has not done well in her past dealings with Gabriel Walsh
  • in her 30’s, with blonde hair

Fwnion

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a broken and abused Hound who was cut off from the rest of the pack
  • taken by the rogue Huntsman, treated like a slave rather than a companion
  • deformed leg from an untreated break
  • missing an ear and blind in one eye
  • full of terror and pain
  • given the new name Lloergan by Olivia Taylor-Jones
  • bonds to Ricky Gallagher

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Gabriel Walsh

  • first appearance in Omens
  • has Tylwyth Teg blood, a version of King of the Faeries, Gwynn
  • father Patrick a Hobgoblin, mother Seanna Walsh a drug addict and pickpocket
  • great nephew of Rose Walsh
  • a successful Chicago lawyer with a reputation for getting the job done, no matter what
  • imposing and intimidating, driven by money and success
  • highly disciplined and tightly controlled
  • ruthless, but with his own code of honor
  • former lawyer for Pamela Larsen
  • strong sixth sense for trouble
  • forms an investigative partnership with Olivia Taylor Jones
  • abused and mistreated by his mother, grew up alone on the streets since he was 15
  • awkward and uncomfortable with emotion
  • around 30 years old
  • at least 6 foot 4, burly and imposing
  • good looking, but with hard, somewhat harsh features
  • strange icy blue eyes and black hair
  • lover of Olivia Taylor Jones

George White

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • a CIA agent involved in mind the control experiments of Edgar Chandler

Glenys Carew

  • first mentioned in Visions
  • a former resident of Cainsville
  • ancestor of Olivia Taylor Jones, shared the ability to see omens
  • wife of Owen Carew, mother of Daere Jean Carew

Gordon Webster

  • first appearance in Omens
  • owner of the hardware store in Cainsville
  • around 40 years old

Grace

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a Bogart
  • has a deep connection to a specific location or dwelling
  • knew the original Arawn, Matilda and Gwynn, and several of their incarnations
  • elderly, but brisk and no-nonsense
  • uses her boarding house as a type of sanctuary for Fae who are at the end of their lives
  • cousin Jack directed Olivia Taylor Jones to Cainsville
  • around 5 feet tall, but seems bigger because of her personality
  • steel gray hair pulled harshly back into a bun
  • gray eyes and sharp features

Grant Madole

  • first mentioned in Betrayals
  • family served the Fae for generations
  • father of Lucy and Aunika Madole
  • husband of Gwen Madole
  • died of cancer, leaving the family heavily in debt

Greg Kirkman

  • first appearance in Rituals
  • the name on a note Seanna Walsh tries to get to Todd Larsen
  • a construction worker who lived in Chicago
  • under investigation for rape and murder when he disappeared 20 years ago
  • killed three teenaged girls, one of whom had Fae blood
  • became a target of the Wild Hunt for his crimes
  • killed by Todd Larsen, which drew the attention of the Cwn Annwyn

Gwen Madole

  • first mentioned in Betrayals
  • mother of Lucy and Aunika Madole
  • wife of Grant Madole
  • family served the Fae for generations

Gwynn

  • first appearance in Visions
  • a Tylwyth Teg, the King of the Faeries
  • had been engaged to Matilda
  • lost Matilda when she left on the eve of their wedding for one last ride with the Wild Hunt
  • golden skin and hair, bright blue eyes
  • in this incarnation, is embodied by Gabriel Walsh

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Hannah

  • first mentioned in Rituals
  • childhood best friend turned first love of Rose Walsh
  • cut all ties to Rose when people discovered they were lovers
  • had a deep connection to animals

Helia

  • first appearance in Rituals
  • a Dryad, or Greek Fae
  • looking for adventure and fun, asks Olivia and Gabriel to help on an investigation
  • incredibly old, but still looks like a young woman
  • able to change her skin to blend into her surroundings
  • a creature of nature
  • at her death, requested a place in Olivia’s yard in Cainsville
  • returned to nature in the form of a large tree
  • light brown skin and braided dark hair
  • mate of Alexios

Howard

  • first appearance in Omens
  • the Taylor-Jones family attorney
  • pale and gaunt, too proper and stuffy

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Ida Clark

  • first appearance in Omens
  • one of the elders of Cainsville, the leader of the Tylwyth Teg
  • consort of Walter Clark
  • barely 5 feet tall, but spry
  • sacrificed herself to destroy the Sluagh

Imogen Seale

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • former mistress of Marty Tyson, one of Pamela Larsen’s victims
  • 43 years old, but acts girlish
  • presumed dead in a fire, along with her mother
  • a sluagh in manifested form, a heb edifeirwch
  • set into motion the killings Todd and Pamela were accused of, has manipulated everything and everyone from the start
  • gave Todd the information on how to draw the attention of the Cwn Annwy
  • threatens to undo the cure for Olivia’s Spina Bifida
  • painfully thin and bird-like, with gaunt features
  • badly bleached hair and dark eyes
  • killed by Ida Clark in her true Fae form

Ioan

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • head of the Cwn Annwn, leader of the Hunt
  • runs Gwylio Consulting
  • had been involved in the mind control experiments of Edgar Chandler
  • father of Don Gallagher, grandfather of Ricky Gallagher
  • looks to be in his early 60’s, handsome and well built
  • charming and urbane

Isolde Carew

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • aunt of Pamela Bowen Larsen
  • born in 1901, died in 1970
  • had been institutionalized after being driven insane by her Fae blood
  • dark hair and eyes

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Jack

  • first appearance in Omens
  • lives in Chicago
  • directs Olivia Taylor Jones to Cainsville
  • looks to be around 80 years old

Jackie Shaw

  • first mentioned in Visions
  • sister of Tommy and Macy Shaw
  • a drug addict

James Mills Morgan Jr.

  • first appearance in Omens
  • former fiancee of Olivia Taylor Jones
  • CEO of Chicago’s fastest growing tech firm
  • son of a former U.S. Senator James Morgan, Sr. and Maura Morgan
  • being groomed to follow his father into politics
  • compelled by Tristan Crouch to stalk Olivia, became obsessed with saving her from Gabriel Walsh
  • 30 years old
  • not particularly gorgeous, but charismatic and attractive
  • tried to distance himself from the scandal of Olivia Taylor Jones’ birth parents by pulling back on their relationship
  • murdered by Tristan Crouch

James Mills Morgan Sr.

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • a former U.S. Senator
  • family was partners in the Mills and Jones department store
  • father of James Mills Morgan Jr, ex-husband of Maura Morgan

Jan Gunderson

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • thought to be the last female victim of Todd and Pamela Larsen
  • daughter of Niles Gunderson
  • popular and well liked
  • stalked and possibly molested by brother Christian Gunderson
  • had been a patient of clinical psychologist William Evans before her death
  • murdered over 20 years ago, along with fiancee Peter Evans
  • killed because of Peter Evan’s father’s connection to the CIA
  • had long blonde hair and a fresh face

Jay Hoover

  • first appearance in Gifted
  • fifth grade classmate of a young Gabriel Walsh
  • a big kid, tough but stupid

Jean Larsen

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • mother of Todd Larsen
  • biological grandmother of Olivia Taylor Jones

Joey

  • first appearance in Omens
  • 2 year old son of Cathy, brother of Amy
  • mother a client of Olivia Taylor Jones at the women’s center

John Laurence Bowen

  • first mentioned in Visions
  • husband of Daere Jean Carew
  • biological grandfather of Olivia Taylor Jones
  • worked as a factory foreman in Chicago
  • left Cainsville when he got married
  • dark haired

John Miller

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • family served the Fae for generations
  • a thief and a killer without conscience
  • killed his own brother over a tiny inheritance

Jon Childs

  • an alias used by Tristan Crouch

Joshua “Josh” Gray

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a friend of Peter Evans
  • had information that Todd and Pamela Larsen were framed for the murders of Peter Evans and Jan Gunderson
  • former drug dealer, thought the CIA was after him
  • murdered because of what Peter Evans told him over 20 years ago
  • killed by his girlfriend Desiree Barbosa while she is under the mind control of Edgar Chandler

-K-

Karen

  • first appearance in Visions
  • secretary of James Mills Morgan Jr.

Keating

  • first appearance in Rituals
  • a Cwn Annwyn
  • prison guard for over 20 years
  • watches over Todd Larsen

Ken Perkins

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • thought to be the first victim of Todd and Pamela Larsen
  • murdered along with his fiancee Amanda Mays by Lisa and Mary Tyson in a satanic ritual

Kendrick Walker

  • first appearance in Visions
  • family owns Walker Funeral Homes
  • high-school friend of Macy Shaw

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Larry Knight

  • first appearance in Omens
  • owner of the Corner Diner in Cainsville
  • has lived in Cainsville for only a few years
  • gives Olivia Taylor Jones a job when she first comes to Cainsville
  • has a beefy build and several prison tattoos
  • considered to be too kind and trusting for his own good

Lena Taylor

  • first appearance in Omens
  • adopted mother of Olivia Taylor Jones
  • husband Arthur Jones died of a heart attack a few years ago
  • a prominent Chicago philanthropist, self-centered and somewhat cold
  • born into a wealthy, noble family and raised in the upper crust English society
  • expected her daughter Olivia to live the life of a wealthy socialite
  • not a strong person, unable to handle stress
  • soft British accent
  • slender, with ash-blonde hair and green eyes

Letitia Roosevelt Mills

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • wife of wealthy businessman Nathaniel Mills
  • a young turn of the century socialite
  • distantly related to President Roosevelt
  • drowned by Kelpies in revenge for the Fae deaths her husband had caused
  • pretty, with blonde hair

Lily

  • first appearance in Omens
  • 18 year old daughter of Meribeth
  • hangs around the Satan’s Saints clubhouse, hoping to attract Ricky Gallagher
  • very immature, loud and unpleasant
  • a party girl

Lisa Tyson

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • died over 20 years ago, killed along with husband Marty Tyson
  • husband Marty was having an affair with Imogen Seale
  • claimed to know satanic rituals
  • along with her husband Marty killed Amanda Mays and Ken Perkins
  • targeted by the Huntsmen for crimes committed outside of human law
  • killed by Pamela Larsen

Lloergan

  • see Fwnion

Lucy Madole, Doctor

  • first mentioned in Betrayals
  • sister of Aunika Madole, wife of Ciro Halloran
  • her family has served the Fae for generations
  • cared for the Lamaie, but wanted to do more with her life
  • in her late 20’s, but looks younger
  • murdered in a bad part of town, beaten and stabbed to death near the center for street kids her mother started
  • dark skinned

Lydia

  • first appearance in Omens
  • secretary of Gabriel Walsh
  • worked for the CIA for over 20 years
  • a widowed mother of two, with three grandchildren
  • 5 foot 9 and striking, with a sultry voice
  • in her late 60’s
  • dark skin and short, steel gray hair

-M-

Macy Shaw

  • first appearance in Visions
  • a changeling child, switched at birth with Ciara Conway
  • rescued by Olivia Taylor Jones and Ricky Gallagher after she is supposedly kidnapped by Tristan Crouch
  • raised in a family with addiction issues and trouble with the law
  • a nursing student who also studied mortuary science
  • working with Tristan Crouch, killed and embalmed Ciara Conway
  • crashed into Gabriel Walsh and Olivia Taylor Jones, tried to kill Gabriel Walsh
  • mentally unbalanced, wants the world to know she was the real Ciara Conway
  • shot and injured by Gabriel Walsh before she shoots and kills herself

Margie

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a rebellious, destructive teenager who upset the peace of Cainsville
  • a wild child who got into drugs and spent 9 years in prison for killing a drug dealer
  • works hard but seems cursed to have everything go wrong
  • fired from her job as a waitress at the Corner Diner
  • in her early 30’s

Maria

  • first appearance in Omens
  • the middle aged housekeeper for William Evans
  • killed William Evans while under the mind control of Edgar Chandler
  • shot and killed by Olivia Taylor Jones

Martin Lores

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a freelance reporter
  • previously covered several cases handled by Gabriel Walsh
  • pays Gabriel Walsh in exchange for approved interviews with some of his noteworthy clients
  • first reporter granted access to Olivia Taylor Jones after the scandal of her birth parents becomes public

Marty Tyson

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • believed to be the second male victim Todd and Pamela Larsen
  • a former soldier
  • had an affair with Imogen Seale
  • along with his wife Lisa, killed Amanda Mays and Ken Perkins
  • targeted by the Huntsmen for crimes they had committed outside of human laws
  • killed by Pamela Larsen

Mary

  • first mentioned in Rituals
  • appears in a memory shown to Olivia and Gabriel
  • framed her husband Duncan for the murder of his own family
  • marked her husband for the Sluagh

Matilda

  • first appearance in Visions
  • the only woman to ride with the Wild Hunt
  • has the blood of both the Cwn Annwn and the Tylwyth Teg
  • caught between two worlds and two loves, Gwynn and Arawn
  • died a fiery death after trying to return to the Fae lands after she rode in one last Hunt
  • in this incarnation, is embodied by Olivia Taylor Jones

Matt

  • first mentioned in Betrayals
  • a barista at Gabriel and Olivia’s regular coffee shop
  • around 30 years old, with blonde hair and light beard

Maura Morgan

  • first appearance in Omens
  • wealthy society matron
  • unpleasant, cold and controlling
  • divorced from former Senator James Mills Morgan Sr.
  • son James Mills Morgan killed by Tristan Crouch

Mavis

  • first mentioned
  • an Elder in Cainsville
  • granddaughter is a Wiccan

McNeil

  • first mentioned in Visions
  • had a questionable business relationship with James Morgan

Meic

  • first appearance in Rituals
  • a Cwn Annwyn
  • his hound Derwyn killed by the Sluagh at the asylum

Melanie

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • works at the volunteer women’s center with Olivia Taylor Jones

Melanie

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a Lamaie
  • determined to find a safe Haven in Cainsville for herself and her damaged sister, Pepper
  • killed Lucy Madole for wanting a life beyond service to the Lamaie
  • arranged for the murders of Rina and Steph, tortured and killed Erin
  • framed Ricky for Ciro Halloran’s crimes
  • had both Aunika Madole and Olivia Taylor-Jones kidnapped
  • looks around 17 years old, but is much older
  • olive skin, dark hair and big dark eyes
  • banished from Cainsville, will not be hunted by the Cwn Annwn if she leaves the state completely

Meribeth

  • first appearance in Omens
  • connected to the Satan’s Saints biker gang
  • mother of Lily

Michael Anderson

  • first appearance in Omens
  • bodyguard of Edgar Chandler
  • tries to kill Olivia Taylor Jones and Gabriel Walsh
  • arrested along with Edgar Chandler
  • died under suspicious circumstances while in the hospital

Michael O’Grady

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • seen in a vision by Olivia Taylor-Jones
  • hunted by the Cwn Annwn in a time past
  • a killer of Fae women

Minnie

  • first appearance in Visions
  • one of the Elders in Cainsville
  • whispery voice

Monty Miller

  • first mentioned in Rituals
  • a client of Gabriel Walsh and Olivia Taylor-Jones

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Napier

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • a hunter who worked for wealthy businessman Nathaniel Mills at the turn of the century
  • responsible for the deaths of numerous Fae while clearing Nathaniel Mills’ land
  • slicked-back hair and massive sideburns

Nathalie

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • a troubled Cainsville teenager who got into drugs
  • died of a drug overdose by age 20

Nathaniel Mills

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • ancestor of James Mills Morgan
  • built an extravagant mansion in Chicago at the turn of the century
  • responsible for the deaths of numerous Fae
  • wife Letitia Roosevelt murdered by Kelpies in revenge for the deaths he caused

Neil Leacock

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • former campaign manager of U.S. Senator James Mills Morgan, Sr.
  • grooming James Mills Morgan, Jr. to follow his father’s footsteps into politics

Nelson Rivers

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • client of Gabriel Walsh
  • found guilty of killing his long-time business partner
  • sentenced to 20 years in jail

Niles Gunderson

  • first appearance in Omens
  • around 70 years old
  • father of murdered Jan Gunderson and Anna Gunderson
  • son Christian Gunderson committed suicide
  • mentally unstable, life destroyed after the deaths of his wife and children
  • tried to kill Olivia Taylor Jones
  • gnarled and rheumy, tall and stooped over
  • killed by his neighbor, who was brainwashed by Edgar Chandler

-O-

Olivia Taylor-Jones

  • first appearance in Omens
  • born Eden Tiffany Larsen, biological daughter of convicted killers Todd and Pamela Larsen
  • has the blood of both the Cwn Annwn and the Tylwyth Teg, is an embodiment of Matilda
  • born with severe Spina Bifida because of her Fae blood
  • adopted by Lena Taylor and Arthur Jones when she was 2 years old
  • grew up in a wealthy, privileged family in Chicago
  • lived the perfect life, but always felt like there was more
  • has the ability to do what she needs to do to survive
  • has a vast repository of hereditary memories that come upon her like visions
  • begins to hear warnings and see signs of death and danger
  • becomes a private investigator, forms a partnership with Gabriel Walsh
  • broke up with fiancee James Morgan after news of her birth parents became public
  • mother Pamela Larsen killed four people so the Cwn Annwyn would heal her Spina Bifida
  • refuses to choose between the Cwn Annwyn and the Fae
  • has decided to live in Cainsville and ride with the Hunt
  • 24 years old
  • ash-blonde hair and piercing green eyes
  • former lover of Ricky Gallagher, in a relationship with Gabriel Walsh

Owen Carew

  • first mentioned in Visions
  • former resident of Cainsville
  • ancestor of Olivia Taylor Jones
  • husband of Glenys Carew, grandfather of Daere Jean Carew

-P-

Palmer

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • a cult deprogrammer hired by James Morgan to save Olivia Taylor Jones from Gabriel Walsh’s influence
  • stabbed in the side by Olivia Taylor Jones
  • a balding man in his 30’s

Pamela Bowen Larsen

  • first appearance in Omens
  • family originally from Cainsville, has Tylwyth Teg blood
  • birth mother of Olivia Taylor Jones/Eden Larsen
  • arrested in 1990, convicted along with her husband Todd Larsen of killing 4 young couples
  • a former school teacher
  • killed Marty and Lisa Tyson, Eddie Hilton and Stacey Pasolini so that the Huntsmen would cure daughter Olivia of severe Spina Bifida
  • has an intense hatred of the Fae, able to see past Fae glamour
  • conspired with Tristan Crouch to have James killed and frame Gabriel for the murder
  • a liar and manipulator, will do anything to protect Olivia Taylor Jones
  • 46 years old
  • 5 foot 7 and somewhat plump
  • ordinary looking, with shoulder-length graying dark hair
  • dark, blue-green eyes

Patrick

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a Bocan, or Hobgoblin
  • biological father of Gabriel Walsh
  • drugged by Seanna Walsh, who had sex with him without his consent to become pregnant
  • a published author of 6 paranormal romance books
  • has written under various pseudonyms over the course of several decades
  • contentious relationship with the Elders of Cainsville
  • looks to be in his early 20’s, but is at least 300 years old
  • has a lean face and a rich tenor voice, dark hair and eyes
  • attractive, but somehow unsettling
  • Bocan form has light green skin, wild dark green hair
  • taller and slighter than his human form

Penny

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • assistant of James Mills Morgan Jr.

Pepper

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a Lamaie, works as a prostitute to get the energy to survive
  • from the same family as Melanie
  • small and delicate, with straight dark hair and a solemn face
  • damaged after being held and abused by one of her clients
  • both her mind and her glamour are broken
  • can no longer regulate her own body temperature, always cold and shivering
  • ice-cold scaly skin, snake-like greenish yellow slitted eyes
  • rarely speaks anymore, but follows orders like a child
  • condition deteriorating, unable to care for herself
  • taken to heal in Cainsville

Peter

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a weak incarnation of Gwynn
  • was about 16 or 17 years old in the 1950’s
  • small and dark haired

Peter Evans

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • father William Evans worked for the CIA, experimenting with mind control
  • murdered along with fiancee Jan Gunderson
  • death blamed on Todd and Pamela Larsen, but was actually caused by his father’s connection to the CIA

Peter Marks

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • Larry Knight’s landlord for the Corner Diner in Cainsville

Porter

  • first appearance in Rituals
  • a prison guard
  • works at the facility where Todd Larsen is held

-Q-

-R-

Ransom

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • a Cwn Annwn, or Huntsman
  • a prison guard at the facility where Edgar Chandler is held
  • looks around 30, but is much older
  • gave Edgar Chandler the cyanide he used to kill himself

Ricky Gallagher

  • first appearance in Omens
  • has Cwn Annwn blood, a version of the King of the Underworld, Arawn
  • a road captain of the Satan’s Saints biker club
  • son of club leader Don Gallagher, mother a Doctor in Philadelphia
  • working towards his MBA at the University of Chicago
  • charming, determined and hard to resist when he wants something
  • feels a connection to the Hounds, has both enhanced night vision and stealth
  • seems easy going and relaxed, but not one to mess with
  • direct and straight forward
  • determined to not repeat the mistakes of Matilda, Arawn, and Gwynn
  • 22 years old, but seems much more mature
  • Hollywood handsome, six feet tall and well built
  • has four tattoos, all to mark something special in his life
  • tousled blonde hair curling over his collar and hazel eyes
  • has a cleft chin and a dimple
  • former lover of Olivia Taylor Jones

Rina

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a Lamaie who caused trouble with other Fae
  • worked as a prostitute to siphon off enough energy to survive
  • from the same family as Steph
  • murdered by Ciro Halloran

Rob

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • boyfriend of Aunika Madole

Robert Sheehan

  • first mentioned in Visions
  • a severely troubled Changeling child in the late 1960’s
  • told his parents stories of a Fae world
  • grandmother a first-generation Irish immigrant

Roger

  • first appearance in Visions
  • one of the Elders in Cainsville
  • volunteers at the police station

Rosalyn Z. Razvan

  • see Rose Walsh

Rose Walsh

  • first appearance in Omens
  • aunt of Seanna Walsh, great-aunt of Gabriel Walsh
  • fortune teller and palm reader in Cainsville, using the name Rosalyn Z. Razvan
  • highly observant and somewhat nosy, but has some true psychic ability
  • very skilled in reading people and situations
  • a folklore expert
  • wanted to take Gabriel Walsh away from his drug addicted mother and raise him herself
  • looks to be in her late 50’s, elegant and refined
  • has bobbed black hair frosted with white
  • pale white skin and blue eyes
  • almost 6 feet tall and sturdily built, with a military stiff-posture
  • assumes the care of Seanna Walsh while she is under Fae compulsion

Ruben Fuentes

  • first appearance in Visions
  • a Chicago police detective

-S-

Seanna Walsh

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • mother of Gabriel Walsh
  • loved by her family, given a good life but always wanted more
  • always spoiled and selfish, prone to tantrums when she didn’t get her own way
  • became marked by the Sluagh as a child, which stole her conscience and her soul
  • a drug addict who made her living as a pickpocket
  • would do anything to support her drug habit
  • drugged Patrick and got herself pregnant, had sex with him without his consent
  • put her survival and her additions above all else, including her son
  • faked her own death in a convoluted plot to escape payback from a man she had conned
  • disappeared for 15 years
  • lacked the intelligence or patience to succeed at anything
  • has a type of feral intelligence and a strong survival instinct
  • mark of the sluagh removed by the Fae, but will live in peace under Fae compulsion to save her sanity
  • cared for by her aunt Rose Walsh
  • around 5 foot 10, but emaciated and haggard
  • light gray blue eyes
  • wavy black hair with a widow’s peak

Stacey Pasolini

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • murdered along with boyfriend Eddie Hilton by Pamela Larsen
  • targeted by the Huntsmen for crimes they had committed outside of human laws
  • believed the murder they took part in was part of an elaborate game
  • was drugged and beaten by Eddie, woke up next to the bodies of two street kids
  • manifested as one of the Melltithiwyd

Steph

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a Lamaie who causes trouble with other Fae
  • worked as a prostitute to siphon off enough energy to survive
  • from the same family as Rina
  • murdered by Ciro Halloran

Sue Masters

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • lives in Cainsville
  • wife of Bob Masters

Susie

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • a waitress at the Corner Diner in Cainsville

-T-

Terri

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • half sister of Joshua Gray
  • a college student
  • in her 20`s

Tim Marlotte

  • first appearance in Omens
  • recently gave up his job as a banker to become a sculptor
  • former best friend of Christian Gunderson
  • had been engaged to Jan Gunderson as a young man
  • knew he was gay even while he was engaged to Jan Gunderson, but hid his homosexuality for over 20 years

Toby

  • first mentioned in Betrayals
  • small-time teenage hustler in love with Lamaie prostitute Damara

Todd Larsen

  • first appearance in Omens
  • birth father of Olivia Taylor Jones/Eden Larsen
  • convicted at age 26, along with his wife Pamela Larsen, of killing 4 young couples
  • has Cwn Annwn blood
  • quiet and kind, always tried to do the right thing
  • concerned only with the welfare of his family, not himself
  • refused the Huntsmen’s offer to cure Olivia of Spina Bifida in exchange for his committing murder
  • wife Pamela Larsen killed Marty and Lisa Tyson, Eddie Hilton and Stacey Pasolini
  • felt he owed Pamela his loyalty, because her actions healed Olivia
  • killed child rapist and killer Greg Kirkman to draw the attention of the Cwn Annwyn
  • 45 years old, but looks younger
  • longish shaggy blonde hair
  • around 5 foot 10, lean and wiry
  • green eyes and a crooked smile

Tommy Shaw

  • first appearance in Visions
  • brother of Macy and Jackie Shaw
  • has a long history of arrests for drugs, assault and larceny
  • 27 years old

Tristan Crouch

  • first appearance in Visions
  • also uses the alias Jon Childs
  • a Spriggan
  • has the ability to mentally influence others, can seemingly blend into his surroundings and disappear
  • provides James Mills Morgan with confidential files on Gabriel Walsh and Ricky Gallagher
  • working with Macy Shaw
  • uses the dead body of Ciara Conway to torment Olivia Taylor Jones
  • compelled James Mills Morgan to stalk Olivia, making him believe she was in danger from Gabriel Walsh
  • killed James Mills Morgan Jr, tried to frame Gabriel Walsh for the crime
  • tries to compel Gabriel Walsh to kill Ricky Gallagher
  • vanished from jail after he confesses to the murder of James Mills Morgan Jr
  • will be dealt with by the Cwn Annwn
  • looks to be in his mid 20’s
  • reedy and pale, with brown hair

Trudy

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • 70 years old
  • a long-time waitress at the Corner Diner in Cainsville

-U-

-V-

Veronica

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a Coblynau
  • one of the Elders of Cainsville
  • an artist and amateur historian
  • volunteers at the police station
  • has a small Fae form, just over 5 feet tall, but sturdy
  • curling black hair, tan skin and extraordinarily bright green eyes

-W-

Wallace

  • first appearance in Visions
  • sergeant at arms of the Satan’s Saints biker gang
  • Don Gallagher’s right hand man and main enforcer
  • well over 6 feet tall and well muscled

Walter Clark

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a Tylwyth Teg
  • one of the elders of Cainsville
  • a traitor who did the bidding of the sluagh, betrayed Cainsville
  • after he had served his purpose, was killed by the sluagh
  • consort of Ida Clark

Webster, Doctor

  • first appearance in Visions
  • a doctor in Cainsville

William

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • appears in a vision of Olivia Taylor Jones
  • a hardworking, religious man in his late 20’s
  • had a child who suffered from physical ailments because of being of Fae blood

William Evans

  • first appearance in Omens
  • son Peter Evans wrongly believed to be a victim of Todd and Pamela Larsen
  • nearly 70 years old
  • worked for the CIA under Edgar Chandler, involved in experiments on mind control
  • studied serial killers
  • works as a clinical psychologist, well respected in his field
  • had been a therapist for Jan Gunderson before her murder
  • founded a charity in his son’s name to offer grief counseling to victims of violent crimes
  • thick set and well muscled
  • iron gray military-short hair
  • shot and killed by his housekeeper Maria while she is under the influence of the mind control of Edgar Chandler

Wmffre

  • first appearance in Rituals
  • a Cwn Annwyn
  • killed by the sluagh at the asylum

-X-

-Y-

Yvonne Escoda

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a Chicago doctor
  • father had been the primary physician of Eden Larsen up until she was 2 years old

-Z-

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