Angels of the Dark Character Guide

From the New York Times bestselling author who brought you the Lords of the Underworld comes a dark, seductive new series featuring angels poised at the brink of destruction…

- The Warriors -

There are seven teams of Warriors, each led by one of The Elite Seven. This team is comprised of 20 men and women perilously close to Falling, and they have been named the Army of Disgrace.

Zacharel – Commander. One of the Elite Seven. Mate of Annabelle Miller.

Thane – self appointed second-in-command. Mate of Elin Vale.

Xerxes

Bjorn                                                                                                               

Jamila

Koldo – half Nefas Demon. Mate of Nicola Lane.

Axel

Malcolm – brother of Magnus.

Magnus – brother of Malcolm.

Charlotte

Elandra

Malak

Ronen

- The Elite Seven -

The Elite Seven are the Generals, if you will, of Heaven’s army and each lead their own special team of Sent Ones. They serve The Most High, who are the trinity of The Merciful One, The Anointed One, and the Mighty One.

Clerici – Leader of the Elite Seven. Also known as The Deity. Replaced Germanus (deceased).

Zacharel – Leader of the Army of Disgrace (Army of Darkness).

Lysander     

Andrian

Gabek  

Shalilah

Luanne 

Svana

- The Council -

There are seven Council members who make most of the decisions for the Sent Ones. Answering to The Deity, these four males and three females all appear to be very elderly. While still immortal, they have the silver hair and heavily wrinkled skin of a human approaching the end of their life. Their appearances, however, are deceiving, since they are among the most powerful of all beings.

Dominicus                                                                       Isabella

Adeodatus                                                                      Christa

Benedictus                                                                     Katherina

Kafziel

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character guide

*This is a breakdown of all of the characters in Gena Showalter’s Angels of the Dark series, complete up to Burning Dawn.  While I have tried to keep things general, this is a reference that may include spoilers.  Thanks to Jessica Wimberly, who contributed her personal character guide to this one.

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

-A-

Adeodatus

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • a Sent One
  • one of the seven Council members
  • silver hair and heavily wrinkled skin
  • appears frail and elderly
  • answers to The Deity
  • determines who will be allowed to go for the Water of Life and what they will sacrifice
  • follows the old ways and traditions

Adrian

  • first appearance in Burning Dawn
  • a Berserker
  • also known as Adrian the Frenzied
  • kicked out of his tribe for being too ferocious
  • works as the head of security at The Downfall
  • radiates power
  • so strong that touching another being is dangerous
  • accidentally killed his last two lovers
  • held in the same demon prison as Thane, Bjorn and Xerxes
  • gravelly voice
  • impossibly huge
  • wide forehead and slightly overarching brows
  • sharp, prominent nose
  • lush lips and stubborn chin
  • not classically handsome, but incredibly attractive
  • in his rage, grows several inches
  • face changes from bronze to almost crimson, eyes darken to completely black
  • has both super-human strength and speed
  • kills the Phoenix King Ardeo after he stabs Thane

Amil

  • first mentioned in Burning Dawn
  • Phoenix
  • stillborn brother of Elin Vale
  • died with mother Renlay
  • name means hope

Amun

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • a Lord of the Underworld
  • Keeper of Secrets
  • speaks only through sign-language
  • huge and imposing
  • black skin and deep black eyes
  • mate of Haidee

Annabelle Miller – Wicked Nights

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • parents killed by the Demon High Lord Unforgiveness on her 18th birthday
  • dubbed the Butcher of Colorado
  • marked and changed by the Demon High Lord Unforgiveness
  • made a Demon’s consort against her will
  • convicted of killing her parents
  • spent four years in an institution for the criminally insane
  • forced fed drugs while in the hospital
  • strong willed and determined
  • expressive and uninhibited
  • able to see demons that regular humans cannot
  • has killed countless demons while incarcerated
  • shot and killed the demon possessed Driana
  • changes into a demon form with negative emotion
  • 22 years old
  • Japanese mother, white father
  • 5 foot 9
  • previously golden eyes changed to icy winter blue
  • long midnight black hair, rich bronze skin
  • daughter of Rick and Saki Miller
  • sister of Brax Miller
  • mate of Zacharel

Anya

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • also known as Anya the Great and Terrible
  • Goddess of Anarchy
  • blonde and beautiful
  • plays on the dodge boulder team The Erections
  • friend of Bellorie
  • mate of Lucien

Ardeo, King

  • first appearance in Burning Dawn
  • Phoenix
  • King of the Firebird Clan
  • successor of King Krull
  • dark hair
  • hazel eyes
  • waited centuries to claim Malta as his own
  • lost Malta after only two days when she was killed by Petra
  • wallows in grief after Malta’s death
  • stabs Thane so Malice will return his mate beloved concubine, Malta
  • ripped apart by Adrian

Axel

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • a Sent One
  • one of the Army of Darkness
  • part of Zacharel’s inner circle
  • carries two double-edged swords
  • deadly in combat
  • strikes and kills quickly and without mercy
  • has the ability to find anyone, anywhere, at any time
  • irreverent and full of laughter, but has a warped sense of humor
  • seems casual and laid back, but never backs down from a fight
  • able to find anyone or anything, no matter where they are
  • strong and courageous
  • sometimes speaks with a country accent
  • thousands of years old, but acts like a teenager
  • obsessed with wreaking havoc
  • brought into the Army of Disgrace after Jamila is captured
  • made the permanent partner of Koldo
  • unknown connection to William
  • nearly perfect looking
  • shaggy black hair
  • electric blue eyes

-B-

Baylor “Bay” Vale

  • first mentioned in Burning Dawn
  • human
  • young husband of Elin Vale
  • killed by the Phoenix Firebird clan
  • only married for three months when he was killed
  • sweet and kind
  • dreamed of opening his own bakery
  • average height
  • classically handsome
  • dark hair and eyes

Bellorie

  • first appearance in Burning Dawn
  • Harpy
  • 103 years old
  • bought by Xerxes from a slave market and given her freedom
  • friends with Anya
  • a waitress at The Downfall
  • plays the flirt with her customers to make more tips
  • beautiful, with dark eyes
  • a danger junkie, highly competitive
  • plays in the dodge boulder team with the other Downfall waitresses
  • rips out the heart of the Phoenix Orson and gives him one of his deaths
  • stunning, with red hair

Benedictus

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • a Sent One
  • one of the seven Council members
  • silver hair and heavily wrinkled skin
  • appears frail and elderly
  • answers to The Deity
  • determines who will be allowed to go for the Water of Life and what they will sacrifice
  • follows the old ways and traditions

Bianka

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • harpy
  • unequaled strength and brutality
  • plays on the dodge boulder team The Erections
  • black hair
  • mate of Lysander

Bjorn

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • a Sent One
  • warrior of the Army of Darkness
  • also known as Bjorn the One True Dread
  • part of Zacharel’s inner circle
  • believes it is only a matter of time before he loses his wings
  • trapped and tortured by demons along with Thane and Xerxes 100 years ago
  • skin repeatedly peeled from his body by demons
  • went on a killing rampage after being freed from the demon torture
  • actions led to sentence of true death, but saved by Thane and Xerxes
  • has never spent more than one night apart from Thane and Xerxes
  • strong and cunning
  • lives only to hunt demons, fights with brutal intensity
  • hates to be touched
  • spirals out of control after every fight
  • forced to wed the Shadow Queen
  • Shadow Queen feeds on him, taking his soul a little at a time
  • one of the most beautiful angels ever created
  • massive
  • dark hair
  • bronze skin veined in gold and multi-hued jewel-like eyes
  • eyes of purple, pink, blue and green
  • inseparable from Xerxes and Thane
  • scratched in a battle with Strife Demons
  • collapses then vanishes without a trace

Black

  • first mentioned in Burning Dawn
  • son of William
  • brother of White, Green and Red
  • sister White killed by Petra the Phoenix
  • killed Petra

Blaine

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • co-worker of Nicola Lane
  • close friend of Dexter Turner
  • 5 foot 9
  • cute
  • blue eyes
  • interested in Nicola Lane
  • double dates with Nicola Lane, Dex and Laila Lane
  • former girlfriend cheated on him with his brother

Brax Miller

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • parents killed by the Demon High Lord Unforgiveness
  • unknowingly summoned the demon that killed his family
  • sister Annabelle Miller convicted of the murders
  • turns against his sister after the death of their parents
  • changed from a happy boy to a tormented man
  • inherited money after his parent’s deaths
  • went almost broke in under a year
  • alcoholic and drug addict
  • girlfriend Driana possessed by a demon
  • mid 20′s
  • blue-black hair, golden eyes
  • tall and leanly muscled
  • faint trace of a beard
  • son of Rick and Saki Miller
  • older brother of Annabelle Miller

Brendon

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • a Sent One
  • part of Lysander’s Army
  • frequents Thane’s club The Downfall
  • hides his proclivities from his fellow soldiers

Burden

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • demon
  • not of a high enough rank to manifest in the presence of humans
  • possesses the body of a human club owner
  • employs demons to tempt humans to evil
  • once second in command to the High Lord of greed
  • currently without a master
  • considered one of the fiercest warriors of Hell
  • sends demons to torment Annabelle Miller while she is imprisoned
  • captures Jamila
  • untrustworthy and repulsive
  • possessed the body of a golden haired main in his mid thirties
  • sickly thin with an air of cruelty
  • dark blue eyes
  • captured by the Lords of the Underworld
  • memories harvested by Amun

-C-

Cameo

  • first mentioned in Burning Dawn
  • a Lord of the Underworld
  • the keeper of Misery
  • trapped inside a powerful spear

Cario

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • of questionable origins
  • frequent patron of the club Downfall until she is banned
  • able to read minds and flash from place to place with only a thought
  • strong and determined
  • not classically beautiful, but striking
  • appears human, but acts like a harpy
  • chin-length platinum hair and somewhat hard features
  • obsessed with Xerxes
  • knows the truth about Xerxes’, Bjorn’s and Thane’s past

Carter, Dr.

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • Doctor at County General Hospital
  • Laila Lane’s Doctor
  • dark hair, dark eyes
  • beautiful black skin

Chanel

  • first appearance in Burning Dawn
  • Fae
  • waitress at the Downfall
  • found by Bjorn as a child after her parents had kicked her out of her realm
  • acts like an airhead to make more tips
  • plays in the dodge boulder team with the other Downfall waitresses
  • beautiful and kind
  • a danger junkie, very competitive
  • close friends with Elin Vale
  • pale hair, blue eyes
  • killed by demons in the attack at the Downfall

Charlotte

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • a Sent One
  • one of the Army of Darkness
  • highly skilled soldier and trained killer
  • lovely but deadly
  • part of a dodge boulder team with other female sent ones
  • famous for her scheming and trouble-making
  • brown hair, bold features and dusky skin

Christa

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • a Sent One
  • one of the seven Council members
  • silver hair and heavily wrinkled skin
  • appears frail and elderly
  • answers to The Deity
  • determines who will be allowed to go for the Water of Life and what they will sacrifice
  • follows the old ways and traditions

Clerici

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • the new Deity after the death of Germanus
  • the King of the Sent Ones
  • fair, just and driven to succeed
  • deep voice
  • unassuming looking, but has a magnetic personality
  • has a powerful presence
  • just and fair
  • determined to change things
  • gives Koldo back his wings
  • whips Koldo before he can go to the Water of Life
  • orders all sacrifices made going to the Water of Life returned
  • makes changes to centuries of traditions
  • has no wings
  • looks around 20 years old
  • brown hair, dark brown eyes

Cornelia

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • a Sent One
  • mother of Koldo
  • known for her sweetness and gentleness to everyone but her son
  • captured by Nox defending an impoverished tribe of humans
  • raped and impregnated by Nox
  • abused and tortured her own son Koldo as a child
  • hacked off Koldo’s wings when he was too young to regenerate them
  • deep, intense hatred of Koldo
  • abandoned her son Koldo into his father Nox’s camp when he was 7
  • captured and tortured in hell
  • rescued by Koldo and brought back from near death
  • held captive by Koldo in one of his homes
  • wings of glittering white and gold
  • carries the scent of jasmine and honeysuckle
  • long brown and gold hair
  • pale perfect skin with a sprinkling of freckles
  • pale violet eyes, heart shaped lips
  • considered a beauty without equal

-D-

Deity, The

  • see Germanus
  • see Clerici

Dexter Turner

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • friend of Blaine
  • co-worker of Nicola Lane
  • lean, rangy build
  • kind and solicitious
  • had sex with Sirena
  • goes on a double date with Laila Lane, Blaine and Nicola Lane
  • thick brown hair
  • puppy dog eyes

Dominicus

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • a Sent One
  • one of the seven Council members
  • silver hair and heavily wrinkled skin
  • appears frail and elderly
  • answers to The Deity
  • determines who will be allowed to go for the Water of Life and what they will sacrifice
  • follows the old ways and traditions

Driana

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • demon-possessed human
  • works for the demon Burden
  • used to keep track of Brax Miller
  • stunningly beautiful
  • silky pale hair, light rosy skin
  • golden eyed and curvy
  • dating Brax Miller
  • shot and killed by Annabelle Miller

-E-

Elandra

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • a Sent One
  • part of the Army of Disgrace
  • highly skilled soldier and trained killer
  • an expert in ancient weapons
  • shy
  • incredibly beautiful
  • part of a dodge boulder team with other female sent ones
  • long white hair, milky white skin
  • silver eyes
  • looks like a living diamond

Elin Vale – Burning Dawn

  • first appearance in Burning Dawn
  • half human, half Phoenix
  • lived in England as a child before moving to Arizona with her family
  • nearly finished a business management degree from the University of Arizona
  • quit school to get married
  • husband Baylor “Bay” Vale  and father Eric Wahlstrom killed by the Phoenix
  • taken with her mother Renlay and held by the Firebird Clan
  • used as leverage by the Phoenix to control her mother
  • mother Renlay forced to be a breeder for the Firebirds, died in childbirth
  • brother Amil stillborn
  • abused and humiliated during her captivity
  • helps Thane break his enslavement to Kendra and escapes the Phoenix camp with him
  • goes to work at The Downfall as a waitress
  • has a smart mouth that often gets her into trouble
  • craves physical contact, but denies herself
  • determined to remain faithful to her dead husband
  • only married for three months when her husband and father were killed
  • blames herself for her husband’s death
  • plans to follow her husband’s dream and open a bakery, even though she can’t bake
  • loses control at the sight of blood and violence after seeing her husband and father killed
  • hides her Phoenix side from Thane
  • made a full Phoenix and then repeatedly killed by Malice the Demon Prince
  • regenerates to be incredibly strong
  • raspy voice from screaming so much when her family was killed
  • family killed on her 20th birthday
  • petite and delicate looking
  • long, dark hair, pale skin with freckles
  • big gray eyes
  • develops wings of red, yellow and black flames
  • destroys the body of Malice the Demon Prince and sends him back to hell
  • becomes known as Elin the Side Swiper on her dodge boulder team
  • mate of Thane

Eric Wahlstsrom

  • first mentioned in Burning Dawn
  • father of Elin Vale
  • husband of Renlay
  • quiet and proper
  • originally from England
  • decapitated by the Firebird Phoenix clan when his wife and daughter were taken

-F-

Fitzherbert, Doctor

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • known as Dr. Fitzpervert
  • Doctor at the Moffat County Institute for the Criminally Insane
  • drugs incarcerated girls to molest and photograph them
  • slimy and power-hungry
  • left staked out naked in his front yard by Zacharel
  • early 40’s
  • thinning salt and pepper hair
  • dark brown eyes
  • perfectly tanned, slightly lined skin
  • 5 foot 10, somewhat thin
  • moderately attractive
  • divorced with two teenage children

-G-

Germanus

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • also called The Deity
  • the King of the Sent Ones
  • reveres human life
  • former leader of the Elite Seven
  • looks like a frail, elderly human male
  • deeply lined skin and silver hair
  • endless black eyes
  • mentor of Koldo
  • showed Koldo the first kindness he had ever known
  • allows himself to be taken by the soldiers of Lucifer
  • murdered by Lucifer’s soldiers, including the Demon Prince Malice

Green

  • first mentioned in Burning Dawn
  • son of William
  • brother of White, Red and Black
  • sister White killed by Petra the Phoenix
  • killed Petra

Gwen

  • first mentioned in Burning Dawn
  • Harpy
  • plays on the dodge boulder team The Erections

-H-

Hadrenial

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • angel
  • identical twin brother of Zacharel
  • parents killed fighting demons
  • saw only the beauty in the world
  • gentle and kind
  • innocent and sweet, almost too caring
  • abducted while escorting human souls to the heavens
  • tortured by demons for over a year
  • starved, beaten and violated
  • never recovered from his abuse
  • pleaded for Zacharel to kill him and end his torment
  • tried to end his own life repeatedly
  • believed dead for centuries
  • part of his spirit will live on in Annabelle Miller
  • inky black hair and piercing green eyes
  • transformed into the Demon High Lord Unforgiveness
  • see Unforgiveness

Haidee

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • Keeper of Hate
  • former Hunter
  • able to freeze a demon to its core
  • tanned skin
  • glows with health and vitality
  • pink highlights in her hair
  • arms sleeved with tattoos

Heath

  • first mentioned in Wicked Nights
  • former boyfriend of Annabelle Miller
  • broke up with Annabelle Miller after her conviction for murder

-I-

Isabella

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • a Sent One
  • one of the seven Council members
  • silver hair and heavily wrinkled skin
  • appears frail and elderly
  • answers to The Deity
  • determines who will be allowed to go for the Water of Life and what they will sacrifice
  • follows the old ways and traditions

Ivar

  • first mentioned in Wicked Nights
  • a Sent One
  • one of the Deity’s Elite Seven
  • warrior of unimaginable strength and ability
  • considered by many to be the best of the Elite
  • former commander of Koldo
  • a good and honorable man
  • been beaten by Koldo in front of his own men
  • killed by demons

-J-

Jamila

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • a Sent One
  • one of the Army of Darkness
  • one of only four females in the army
  • Zacharel’s fifth
  • originally a joy-bringer angel
  • promoted to warrior angel after she ventured into hell to rescue a human
  • changed after her time spent in hell
  • does not follow orders well
  • killed a demon-possessed human
  • no longer revers human life
  • feels an attraction for Zacharel
  • captured by the demon Burden
  • prisoner of the Demon High Lord Unforgiveness
  • rescued from hell by Koldo and brought back from the brink of death
  • assigned by Zacharel to watch over Nicola Lane
  • tortured, wings cut off
  • killed and brought back to life repeatedly
  • beautiful and elusive
  • sharp as a blade
  • tall and slender
  • white wings with only a hint of gold
  • dark skin and long, jet black curly hair
  • honey brown eyes

-K-

Kafziel

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • a Sent One
  • one of the seven Council members
  • silver hair and heavily wrinkled skin
  • appears frail and elderly
  • answers to The Deity
  • determines who will be allowed to go for the Water of Life and what they will sacrifice
  • follows the old ways and traditions
  • removes Koldo’s newly-returned wings as a sacrifice for the Water of Life

Kaia

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • harpy
  • also known as Kaia the Wing Shredder
  • small and delicate looking, but has a strong mean streak
  • plays on the dodge boulder team called The Erections
  • long red hair
  • mate of Strider

Katherina

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • a Sent One
  • one of the seven Council members
  • silver hair and heavily wrinkled skin
  • appears frail and elderly
  • answers to The Deity
  • determines who will be allowed to go for the Water of Life and what they will sacrifice
  • follows the old ways and traditions

Kendra

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • a Phoenix
  • a Princess of Clan Firebird
  • daughter of former Phoenix King Krull and his wife, Malta
  • niece of Petra
  • mother Malta murdered by Petra
  • father King Krull killed by Thane
  • ate her father’s heart after he was killed
  • nicknamed the Merry Widow
  • sold on the black market by her father
  • found in the slave district and purchased by Bjorn
  • bound in slave chains
  • temporary lover of Thane, and one of the few he returns to more than once
  • complete lack of inhibition
  • sent back to her people by Thane
  • forced to wed Ricker the War Ender
  • made twisted and vicious while still a child
  • ignored by her clan, gave herself to a rival king when she was 14
  • learned to take what she wants, when she wants it
  • able to change her appearance at will
  • used different appearances to seduce Thane and addict him to her poison
  • enslaves Thane through the poison her body produces
  • takes Thane to the Firebird camp and uses him as her sex slave
  • has killed her six past husbands when she has grown tired of them
  • believes she is allied to Malice, the Demon Prince
  • given her final death by Malice the Demon Prince
  • hair of gold and scarlet

Kerry Lane

  • first mentioned in Beauty Awakened
  • mother of Nicola, Laila and Robby Lane
  • long red hair
  • killed along with her husband and son by a drunk driver

Koldo – Beauty Awakened

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • half Sent One, half Demon
  • son of Sent One Cornelia and Nefas Demon Nox
  • one of the Army of Darkness
  • part of Zacharel’s inner circle
  • wings hacked off by his mother as a child when he was too young to regenerate
  • unloved and abused by his mother
  • never knew his father Nox until he was dropped into his camp as a child
  • tortured in his father’s camp for 11 years
  • rescued from his father’s camp by Sent Ones
  • returned to his father’s camp as an adult and destroyed everything
  • hides his demon side from everyone
  • shown the first kindness in his life by his mentor, Germanus
  • cannot fly, but the only member of the Army of Darkness that can flash to any location
  • inherited his ability to flash to any location from his father Nox
  • intense and quiet
  • refuses to lie himself or accept lies from others
  • serious and frightening to most
  • the one everyone else can rely on
  • known throughout the underworld  for the sheer volume of his demon kills
  • placed in the Army of Darkness for beating his former commander Ivar nearly to death
  • has spent his life hunting his mother for revenge
  • deep hatred for his mother, but always longed for her love
  • after freeing his mother from hell, cages her in one of his homes
  • finally sets his mother free to free himself from his rage and hatred
  • looks almost more monster than man
  • stopped aging at 30
  • killed the Demon High Lord Unforgiveness
  • made the permanent partner of the irreverent Sent One Axel
  • very tall and heavily muscled, strong and imposing with a beautiful deep voice
  • inky dark hair that had never been cut in centuries until he sacrificed it for the water of life to save Zacharel
  • had his wings returned by Clerici
  • sacrificed his newly returned wings to try and save Laila Lane
  • captured by Nox and Sirena and taken to a Nefas camp
  • rescued by Nicola Lane and the Army of Darkness
  • sun drenched bronze skin with a scar on his forehead
  • deep black eyes that can crackle with golden orange flames
  • wears three crystal beads in his black beard
  • shoulders, back and legs tattooed with crimson feathers
  • sacrificed hair and wings returned by order of Clerici
  • mate of Nicola Lane

Krull, King

  • first mentioned in Burning Dawn
  • Phoenix
  • former king of the Firebird Clan
  • father of Kendra
  • husband of Malta
  • had Kendra bound in slave chains and sold on the black market for enslaving and killing her six previous husbands
  • after Kendra returns to camp, he gives her to one of his warriors, Ricker the War-Ender
  • killed by Thane, heart eaten by Kendra so he will not be reborn

-L-

Laila Lane

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • younger identical twin sister of Nicola Lane
  • nicknamed LaLa
  • 23 years old
  • lives in Wichita, Kansas
  • born very prematurely
  • mother Kerry, father and younger brother Robby killed by a drunk driver
  • planned to murder the man who killed her family
  • has been sick and near death her whole life
  • always in and out of the hospital
  • escaped death countless times
  • has had multiple heart attacks and surgeries
  • suffers from heart defects
  • mother made her afraid everything would cause her heart to give out
  • targeted by demons who feed off of her fear and make her sick
  • demon oppressed
  • stubborn and hard headed
  • saved once by Koldo after he gives her the Water of Life
  • pretty and charismatic
  • determined to live whatever life she has in the here and now
  • kidnapped by Sirena and Nox
  • small and delicate
  • just over 5 foot 2
  • red hair dyed blonde
  • gray eyes
  • dies after her fear lets the demons back into her
  • reunited with her younger brother Robby after her death

Lakeysha

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • works at a beauty salon and dance club called Teaze
  • William’s hair stylist
  • has beautiful black skin

Lucien

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • one of the Lords of the Underworld
  • keeper of the Demon of Death
  • heavily scarred
  • one brown eye and one blue
  • mate of Anya

Lucifer

  • first mentioned in Beauty Awakened
  • adopted brother of William
  • fostered by Hades in Sheol
  • sent his soldiers to kill Germanus

Lysander

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • warrior angel
  • leader of the Army of Angels
  • the standard by which most angels are measured
  • pale hair and dark eyes
  • wings of gold
  • mate of Bianka

-M-

Magnus

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • a Sent One
  • part of the Army of Disgrace
  • part of Zacharel’s inner circle
  • brother of Malcolm
  • looks to be of Asian descent
  • serious and clean cut
  • 6 foot 8 and 300 pounds of muscle
  • uses a whip in battle

Malak

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • a Sent One
  • part of the Army of Darkness
  • highly skilled soldier and trained killer
  • part of a dodge boulder team with other female sent ones
  • famous for her scheming and trouble-making
  • large round scar on her forehead covered by her bangs
  • hair dyed a bright green

Malcolm

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • a Sent One
  • part of the Army of Disgrace
  • part of Zacharel’s inner circle
  • brother of Magnus
  • looks to be of Asian descent
  • dark hair dyed green at the ends worn in a mohawk
  • eyes so pale they are almost white
  • bones tattooed on his neck
  • fights in gloves made of spiked metal

Maleah

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • fallen Sent One
  • the most decorated soldier of the Sent Ones
  • suddenly fell, but no one has ever known why
  • now lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains
  • lives in a cabin of stone and ice, hidden on a cliff
  • monitors the world from her computers without rest
  • determined to help those she let down when she gave up her wings
  • both stunning and brilliant
  • looks like a Goth princess
  • pale, white skin
  • long white hair with thick bangs
  • big blue eyes
  • multiple tattoos
  • piercings in her nose and lips
  • bold, sensual features and well defined cheekbones
  • stubborn chin

Malice

  • first appearance in Burning Dawn
  • a Demon Prince
  • a Fallen Angel who was once soldier in the Most High’s army
  • one of the most powerful of all Demons
  • one of the six demons responsible for the death of Germanus
  • takes control of Ty Rathbone
  • makes Elin Vale fully Phoenix so he can torture Thane by killing her over and over again
  • allies with Kendra to attack Elin and the Sent Ones
  • attack and nearly kills Bjorn
  • gives Ricker the War-Ender and Kendra the final death when he no longer has any use for them
  • at least 7 feet tall
  • diamond-brilliant skin
  • body destroyed by Elin Vale
  • sent back to hell
  • beautiful
  • long white hair

Malta

  • first mentioned in Burning Dawn
  • Phoenix
  • mother of Kendra
  • widow of King Krull
  • concubine of King Ardeo
  • killed by Petra

McCadden

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • fallen Sent One
  • refuses to follow orders
  • committed crimes against his fellow angels and humans
  • gave up everything to be with a Goddess who didn’t want him
  • attempted to murder one of Zacharel’s charges
  • deemed unfit for the heavens
  • surly attitude
  • stripped of his wings and banished to Earth
  • becomes the responsibility of the Army of Disgrace
  • becomes a bartender at The Downfall
  • given into the care of Xerxes
  • dyed pink hair, pierced eyebrows
  • bloody teardrops tattooed under his eyes

Merrick

  • first appearance in Burning Dawn
  • a Sent One
  • lead singer in the Sent One band Shame Spiral
  • seductive
  • slow, sensual smile
  • beautiful features
  • shaggy dark hair
  • silver eyes with long, dark lashes
  • a known heart-breaker

-N-

Neeka

  • first mentioned in Burning Dawn
  • Harpy
  • also known as Neeka the Unwanted
  • kind to Elin Vale when she was held by the Phoenix clan
  • beat Kendra for her treatment of Thane
  • stolen by a rival clan

Nicola Lane – Beauty Awakened

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • drug down by the demons of fear and sickness
  • older identical twin sister of Laila Lane
  • quieter and more serious
  • nicknamed CoCo
  • 23 years old
  • lives in Wichita, Kansas
  • born very prematurely
  • mother Kerry, father and younger brother Robby killed by a drunk driver
  • planned to murder the man who killed her family
  • has been sick and near death her whole life
  • always in and out of the hospital
  • escaped death countless times
  • has had multiple heart attacks and surgeries
  • should’ve died in her late teens
  • suffers from heart defects
  • mother made her scared everything would cause her heart to give out
  • works two jobs to try and pay off her and Laila’s staggering medical bills
  • an accountant by day and a grocery cashier nights and weekends
  • wanted to live an adventurous life, but was too sick
  • saw demons as a child, but was convinced it was all her imagination
  • demon influenced
  • kidnapped by Sirena and Nox
  • sexually harassed and nearly raped by her Food Market boss, Mr. Ritter
  • given a protection tattoo by Koldo
  • completely healed after mating with Koldo
  • kills the demons that have been tormenting her with a huge sword of fire
  • rescues Koldo when he is captured by Nox and Sirena
  • kills both Sirena and Nox
  • adopted into the family of The Most High
  • becomes a Sent One
  • may one day grow wings
  • cinnamon and vanilla scent
  • thick, curly strawberry red hair
  • soft, whispery voice
  • small and delicate, pale and frail
  • just over 5 foot 2
  • porcelain pale skin, winter gray eyes
  • mate of Koldo

Nox

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • Nefas demon
  • one of the most vile and dangerous species in existence
  • a death dealer who feeds off of the souls of others
  • father of Koldo
  • captured Cornelia when she was defending an impoverished tribe of humans
  • took Cornelia hostage, raped and impregnated her
  • father of Sirena
  • tortured and abused his own son Koldo for 11 years
  • crafty and relentless
  • believed dead for centuries
  • has spent years re-building his army
  • plans to bind Koldo to his own sister Sirena to control him
  • able to flash to anywhere in the world
  • several piercings in his eyebrows, lips and chin
  • deep, husky voice
  • huge and muscled with a bald head and intense black eyes
  • heavily scarred from centuries of battle
  • tattooed from the neck down with images of battle, pain and suffering
  • smoke seeps from his pores, scenting the air around him with sulfur
  • surprisingly pure, beautiful features
  • captures Koldo
  • decapitated and killed by Nicola Lane during Koldo’s rescue

-O-

Octavia

  • first appearance in Burning Dawn
  • Vampire
  • a waitress at The Downfall
  • acts shy with her customers to make more tips
  • rescued by Thane from humans trying to hammer a nail through her heart
  • becomes friends with Elin Vale
  • plays on the dodge-boulder team with the other Downfall waitresses
  • beautiful
  • rich brown hair, emerald eyes

Orson

  • first appearance in Burning Dawn
  • Phoenix
  • second in command of the Firebird Clan
  • deep, harsh voice
  • heart ripped out by Bellorie, but is reborn
  • attacks the Downfall trying to take Elin Vale
  • stabbed by Elin Vale
  • attacked by demons and eaten, destroyed beyond regenerating

-P-

Paris

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • one of the Lords of the Underworld
  • keeper of the Demon of Promiscuity
  • beautiful face with a warrior’s body
  • tall and muscular
  • thick, luxurious hair in shades of caramel and chocolate
  • deep blue eyes
  • mate of Sienna

Petra

  • first mentioned in Burning Dawn
  • Phoenix
  • aunt of Kendra
  • hunted by King Ardeo for killing his beloved concubine, Malta
  • killed White, the daughter of William
  • killed by William and his sons Red, Black and Green

-Q-

-R-

Red

  • first mentioned in Burning Dawn
  • son of William
  • brother of White, Green and Black
  • sister White killed by Petra the Phoenix
  • killed Petra

Renlay

  • first mentioned in Burning Dawn
  • Phoenix
  • also known as Renlay the Deathtax Collector
  • wild and bold
  • mother of Elin Vale
  • wife of Eric Wahlstrom
  • a soldier who fell in love with a human male
  • ran away from her clan to be with her husband
  • spent years living among humans, but was never fully tamed
  • beautiful, brave and determined
  • highly overprotective of her daughter Elin Vale
  • husband Eric Wahlstrom and son-in-law Baylor Vale killed by the Phoenix
  • taken along with her daughter Elin Vale by the Firebird clan
  • forced to be a breeder for the Phoenix
  • experienced the final death when her son Amil was stillborn

Ricker the War-Ender

  • first appearance in Burning Dawn
  • Phoenix
  • had been third in command under Phoenix King Krull
  • seventh husband of Kendra
  • addicted to the poison Kendra’s body produces
  • dark eyes
  • stabbed and poisoned Thane
  • attacked the Downfall to rescue Kendra from the dungeons
  • given his final death by Malice the Demon Prince

Ritter, Mr.

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • Nicola Lane’s boss at the Organic Food Market
  • self-important
  • slimy and inappropriate
  • decent looking but gives off a bad vibe
  • sexually harasses employees including Nicola Lane
  • ties up and tries to rape Nicola Lane
  • beaten nearly to death by Koldo
  • 5 foot 8
  • sandy colored hair
  • hazel eyes and olive skin

Rick Miller

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • human
  • honest and determined
  • devoted to his family
  • die-hard football fan
  • attended Oklahoma University
  • tall and slender
  • father of Annabelle Miller and Brax Miller
  • husband of Saki Miller
  • killed by the Demon High Lord Unforgiveness

Robby Lane

  • first mentioned in Beauty Awakened
  • younger brother of Nicola and Laila Lane
  • killed along with his mother Kerry and his father by a drunk driver when he was 6
  • red haired
  • reunited with his sister Laila Lane after her death

Ronen

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • a Sent One
  • one of the Army of Darkness
  • highly skilled soldier and trained killer
  • part of a dodge boulder team with other female sent ones
  • famous for her scheming and trouble-making
  • addicted to popcorn
  • black hair

-S-

Saki Tanaka Miller

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • human
  • born in Japan
  • raised in Georgetown, Colorado
  • horrible cook
  • long, blue-black hair
  • golden up-tilted eyes
  • creamy honey and cinnamon skin
  • mother of Annabelle Miller and Brax Miller
  • wife of Rick Miller
  • killed by the Demon High Lord Unforgiveness

Savanna Rose

  • first appearance in Burning Dawn
  • Siren
  • aided Thane during a mission and was given a home and job in return
  • a waitress at The Downfall
  • plays the stern task-master with her customers
  • beautiful, with blue-black hair and golden eyes
  • toffee colored skin
  • plays in the dodge boulder team with the other Downfall waitresses

Shadow Queen

  • first mentioned in Burning Dawn
  • one of the Sine Lumine
  • mysterious and powerful
  • uses her power to stop the demons attacking Downfall
  • forced Bjorn to wed her
  • can summon Bjorn to her at will
  • feeds off of Bjorn, taking his soul a little at a time

Sienna

  • first mentioned in Wicked Nights
  • once-human queen of the Titan gods
  • mate of Paris

Sirena Kegan

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • daughter of Nox
  • half-sister of Koldo
  • part Fae, part Nefas Demon
  • has the ability to flash
  • completely amoral and evil
  • gets a job at Nicola Lane’s accounting firm
  • sent by Nox to get to Nicola Lane
  • wants her brother Koldo for her mate
  • able to block the power of others for a short time
  • acts perky and fun
  • has sex with Dex
  • around 5 foot 5
  • long straight blonde hair
  • wide doll-like eyes of brown and blue
  • captures Koldo
  • decapitated and killed by Nicola Lane during Koldo’s rescue

Strider

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • a Lord of the Underworld
  • keeper of Defeat
  • mate of Kaia

-T-

Thane – Burning Dawn

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • a Sent One
  • one of the Army of Disgrace
  • also known as Thane of The Three
  • Zacharel’s self-appointed second in command
  • over 1000 years old
  • sarcastic and flippant
  • both strong and cunning
  • started to get warrior-gold in his wings when he was only 3
  • left home and began warrior training at age 5
  • mother killed by demons, father wasted away after his wife was killed
  • parents died when he was 6 years old
  • made his first demon kill at age 10
  • trapped and held captive by demons 100 years ago
  • scarred neck from repeatedly slitting his own throat after escaping the demon prison
  • feels crushing guilt that he was untouched while Koldo and Bjorn were tortured
  • wakes from his nightmares trying to rip out his own heart
  • beautiful and innocent looking but carnal
  • feels more deeply than most, but hides his emotions
  • womanizing, has a new lover every day
  • owner of the club Downfall
  • lives only to kill demons, no matter the cost
  • fights with brutal intensity, an expert tracker
  • cannot remember what it is like to be untainted by the evils of life
  • uses sex to clear his head and focus
  • has needed to both give and receive pain to find any sort of pleasure
  • believes it is only a matter of time before he loses his wings and falls
  • becomes enslaved by and physically addicted to the Phoenix Kendra
  • intense hatred for the Phoenix after his being enslaved by Kendra
  • killed the Phoenix King Drill
  • nearly killed by Malice the Demon Prince
  • only saved when he is submerged in the River of Life
  • smoky voice
  • has rarely-seen dimples when he smiles
  • at least 6 foot 6 and well muscled
  • several body piercings
  • curling golden hair, electric blue eyes, bronze skin
  • pure white wings threaded with gold
  • as close as brothers with Xerxes and Bjorn
  • has never spent more than one night apart from Bjorn and Xerxes
  • always puts the needs of Xerxes and Bjorn before his own
  • mate of Elin Vale

Torin

  • first mentioned in Burning Dawn
  • a Lord of the Underworld
  • keeper of Disease
  • missing

Ty Rathbone

  • first appearance in Burning Dawn
  • a human controlled by the Demon Prince Malice
  • the wealthy and powerful owner of Rathbone Industries
  • known for his calm under pressure
  • around 25 years old
  • perfectly groomed, with dark hair and slate gray eyes
  • deeply tanned skin
  • headquarters destroyed by the Demon Prince Malice

-U-

Unforgiveness

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • Demon High Lord
  • formerly the angel Hadrenial
  • unintentionally accepted evil into his heart and became a demon
  • throne built from the bones of the angel warriors he has killed
  • barely contained blood-lust
  • can only leave the demon realm when summoned by a human
  • accidentally summoned by Brax Miller
  • recognized Annabelle Miller as Zacharel’s mate immediately
  • exchanged a portion of his spirit with Annabelle Miller
  • marked Annabelle Miller and killed Rick and Saki Miller
  • planned to use Annabelle Miller to destroy Zacharel
  • deadly clawed fingers
  • smooth crimson scales, blood-stained fangs
  • sharp horns and spiked tail
  • wide, bulging forehead, exaggerated bone structure
  • killed by Koldo
  • see Hadrenial

-V-

-W-

White

  • first mentioned in Burning Dawn
  • daughter of William
  • sister of Red, Black and Green
  • the embodiment of subjection
  • killed by the Phoenix Petra
  • spirit broke into millions of pieces at her death and infected humans with subjection

William

  • first appearance in Beauty Awakened
  • also called William the Dark, William the Ever Randy
  • a warrior of unknown origins
  • a being of almost unequaled power
  • has never known who his real parents are
  • fostered by Hades in Sheol
  • spent many centuries in Hell, but eventually fought his way out
  • spent centuries in the prison of Tatarus for his philandering ways and savage temper
  • joking and mocking, but completely deadly
  • will kill anyone, at any time, for any reason
  • father of White, Red, Black and Green
  • daughter White killed by Petra the Phoenix
  • connected to the Lords of the Underworld
  • has an unknown link to Axel
  • adopted brother of Lucifer
  • electric blue eyes

-X-

Xerxes

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • a Sent One
  • warrior of the Angels of Darkness
  • also known as Xerxes the Cruel and Unusual
  • part of Zacharel’s inner circle
  • strong and cunning
  • trapped and repeatedly raped by demons along with Bjorn and Thane 100 years ago
  • physically ill after every sexual encounter
  • uses sex to try and forget the past
  • in a constant state of healing from self inflicted injuries
  • believes it is only a matter of time before he loses his wings
  • placed in charge of the fallen angel McCadden
  • closer than brothers with Thane and Bjorn
  • has never spent more than one night apart from Thane and Bjorn
  • once had auburn hair and amber eyes
  • physically changed by his torture and abuse
  • stalked by Cario
  • has no memory of Cario, but feels grief when he sees her
  • fights with brutal intensity
  • long white hair worn pulled back in a jeweled torque
  • almost colorless milky white skin
  • red eyes full of anger and intelligence
  • covered in tiny scars in patterns of three

-Y-

-Z-

Zacharel – Wicked Nights

  • first appearance in Wicked Nights
  • a Sent One
  • leader of the Army of Darkness
  • severely detached from emotion
  • lives only to kill demons, no matter the collateral damage
  • little thought or concern for human life
  • never experienced desire before Annabelle Miller
  • snow falls from his wings as a sign of his Deity’s displeasure
  • radiates cold
  • direct and without artifice
  • placed in charge of an army of rebellious and troubled angels
  • responsible for the actions of the angels under his command
  • devastated by the capture and death of his brother
  • parents killed fighting demons
  • slowly dying after removing part of his own soul
  • thousands of years old
  • becomes one of the Elite Seven
  • beseeches Clerici to give Koldo back his wings
  • at least 6 foot 5
  • pure white wings that have turned solid gold
  • inky black hair and piercing jewel green eyes
  • dimples when he smiles
  • muscled and incredibly strong, wide shouldered
  • identical twin brother of Hadrenial
  • mate of Annabelle Miller

9 thoughts on “Angels of the Dark Character Guide”

  1. Melanie Donohue said:

    Looking at the character guide for Angels in the Dark series by Gena Showalter, there is an error. you announce it as Nalini Singhs Psy/Changeling series.
    The list is very helpful when there are lots of characters. Thanks.

  2. This is a really good guide thanks! Sometimes you forget a few names, But thanks especially for the bit about Adrian (Beserker) ;)

  3. In Darkest Surrender, it states that Neeka was a Harpy not Pheonix.

  4. So the Sent ones are angels close to falling for their rebellious actions, correct?
    God i love this guys…

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