Unaware of her immortal heritage, Ahnalyn learns she’s a child of two worlds—a half-emrys with the ability to wield the light and the dark powers. As Ahnalyn is thrown on a journey beyond her control, she must sift through the lies to uncover her true self and true potential, before the darkness consumes her.
Ahnalyn is Niawen's daughter. She was born in Tarren, in the realm of Terrin.
“When I faced Caedryn I didn’t sense any light in him. He does not obtain his power from light, but rather darkness. Cysgod is the source of all darkness in the mortal realms. Darkness can’t exist in Gorlassar. It is all light there. If Caedryn receives his power from Cysgod, there is more about this that I do not understand.”—Aneirin
Caedryn is from Morvith, but was exiled to Rolant. He took over rule when his predecessor died.
As a half-emrys, Einion can wield the powers of light and darkness in the mortal world. But having known only the light’s purity in the immortal realm, Einion fears the dark power that leads to corruption. Despairs over his heart increase his uncertainty, and Einion is thrust on a path where he must face his worst fears to save the one he truly loves.
Einion is Ahnalyn's son. He was born in Rolant, but inherited his father's throne in Hyledd.
Throughout her life, Niawen was taught that humans would corrupt her inner light. But after being exiled to the mortal world, she learns darkness lurks in all forms and can tarnish even the purest hearts. What’s more, she doesn’t need the help of the humans to make a mess of her new life. She has one hope to overcome her corruption—find the only other emrys who came into the mortal world thousands of years ago or face eternity alone.
Niawen is Ahnalyn's mother. She is from the realm of Gorlassar on Emira, where she was close friends with Aneirin and Catrin.
Rhianu, a ruthless Dark Emrys, stumbles into Einion’s life only to be challenged by her versions of good and evil. Her heart is torn between power and love, between the past and the future. Familiar with betrayal, Rhianu must follow through with her master’s deceptive plan—no matter what the consequences or what her heart tells her.
Rhianu is Siana's daughter. She is from Morvith.