With wit as sharp and dangerous as her blades, Rayla is a young Moonshadow elf assassin… or, at least she calls herself one. While she may be the fastest and strongest of all of her comrades, Rayla is untested — she has never taken a life before. But now the Moonshadow assassins have a mission, and Rayla has her chance: to take vengeance for the death of the Dragon King, she must kill the human king of Katolis.



As the adopted son of King Harrow, Callum is the “step prince” of Katolis. He’s an awkward fit for the role of a prince: Callum can hardly hold up a sword, he falls off every horse he tries to ride, and he isn’t quite sure how to act around his stepfather, the King. Nonetheless, Callum has a big heart and tries his hardest at everything, no matter how many times he falls down — he knows that one day, he’ll find his place in the world.


Ezran is the crown prince of Katolis and heir to King Harrow’s throne. Quirky and lighthearted, Ezran is an eccentric kid who has always had trouble making friends — with humans, at least. He has an amazing ability to befriend animals, and his best friend is his pet grumpy glow toad, Bait. Ezran doesn’t quite understand the weight of his crown yet, and spends his princely freedom exploring the darkest, most secret nooks and crannies of Katolis Castle (Bait lighting the way, of course).



Bait is Ezran’s pet, companion, and best friend. Glow toads are magical creatures that can shine bright in dark places but, as Bait’s sour face suggests, they’re also perpetually grumpy. Bait’s skin changes colors to reflect his ever-shifting moods, displaying his full emotional range – grumpy and tired, grumpy and confused, grumpy and hungry…



Viren is the High Mage of Katolis, and King Harrow’s closest advisor. A master of dark magic, Viren knows that any problem can be solved with a “creative solution,” and Viren’s clever spells have saved the human kingdoms from disaster. Cunning, ambitious, and bold, Viren has a vision of a great future for humanity, and will go to any length to achieve it.


Harrow is King of Katolis, the largest of the five human kingdoms. Father to Ezran and step-father to Callum, he is beloved for his skill in extremely bad jokes. As King, Harrow has done his best to be a kind and just ruler, and made many sacrifices for the good of his people. But when he struck down the King of the Dragons, King Harrow made enemies in Xadia that will try to take his life in turn — and this time, he may not have a way out.

King Harrow


Just because Claudia seems like a weirdo who’s so spaced out she could walk into a stationary object doesn’t mean she’s not paying attention. She’s a naturally talented mage who has learned the intricacies of dark magic well from her proud father, Viren. Perhaps one day she will even surpass him, but until then she’s happy to use her skill with the dark arts to make extra fluffy pancakes and prank her brother, Soren.


Soren is an expert swordsman in the elite group of soldiers tasked with protecting the king of Katolis. He is the eldest son of High Mage Viren, but couldn’t be less like his meticulous father. On the outside, Soren is brash and overconfident, but with his sister Claudia, he’s a giant goofball. His joke-telling has a long way to catch up with his physical prowess, and unfortunately, the human brain is not a muscle that gets stronger with more squats.



Runaan is the leader of a deadly group of elite Moonshadow elf assassins. He has seen his share of hardship and war and isn’t sentimental about spilling blood when necessary. But while Runaan has learned to put his mission above all else, he cares deeply for his people — especially the youngest of his assassins, Rayla, who in his heart is like a daughter to him.


Renowned for her iron will and ferocity in battle, Amaya is one of the highest-ranking Generals in the army of Katolis. She’s both an immovable object and an unstoppable force: in a fight, she’s more likely to use her shield like a battering ram. Nevertheless, she’s fiercely protective of her nephews, Callum and Ezran. Amaya is often accompanied by Gren, her most trusted lieutenant and sign language interpreter.


After countless battles and secret missions, Corvus earned Amaya’s trust forever. His loyalty to Katolis is unalloyed, and his skill as a tracker unparalleled. He might be soft-spoken, but it comes in handy when he’s on the trail of Moonshadow elf assassins.


Ellis was just a normal kid in a mountain town until she found an injured wolf pup in the woods. Unwilling to let nature take its course, and against her parents’ wishes, she nursed the wolf back to health. Now the two are an inseparable team.