Lead Characters

hot spell coverANTHONY RAMSDELL, “Falling for Anthony”

Origin: Derbyshire, England
Date of Birth: 1787
Hair/Eyes: Brown/Blue
First appearance: “Falling for Anthony” in HOT SPELL
Also appears in: N/A

When they were ten and eight years of age, Anthony and his best friend, Colin Ames-Beaumont, performed a blood-brother ceremony with the Doyen’s sword. Many years later, Anthony was a physician during the Napoleonic wars, and was attacked by a nosferatu on the battlefield. Michael appeared, and gave him an opportunity to become a Guardian — but only six months passed before Anthony was sent back to England to protect Colin and his sister, Emily, from the nosferatu seeking the sword. His blood is tainted by the Doyen’s sword.

EMILY AMES-BEAUMONT, “Falling for Anthony”

Origin: Derbyshire, England
Date of Birth: July 14, 1789
Hair/Eyes: Blond/Blue
First appearance: “Falling for Anthony” in HOT SPELL
Also appears in: N/A

The daughter of the earl of Norbridge, Emily has led a sheltered and pampered existence. But when most of her family is killed in a fire, leaving the future earl under her care, she has to change her priorities — and try to protect herself from the frightening creature her brother has become. Her blood is tainted by the Doyen’s sword.

demon angel coverLILITH, DEMON ANGEL

Origin: Carthage and Hell
Birth Name: Unknown
Aliases and nicknames: Lily Milton, Marie de Lille, and many others
Date of Birth: 173 BC
Hair/Eyes: Black/almost Black (sometimes glowing crimson)
First appearance: “Falling for Anthony” in HOT SPELL
Also appears in: DEMON ANGEL, “Paradise,” DEMON MOON, DEMON NIGHT, “Thicker Than Blood,” DEMON BOUND, DEMON FORGED

As a human, Lilith made a bargain with Lucifer to save her life, and became a demon halfling, bound in unending service to Hell. A master of deception, she led the damned to their deaths for a thousand years.  In 1217, she defied Lucifer by saving the life of Hugh, a young knight, and was Punished with torture in the Pit of Hell. When she returned from Hell, she and Hugh — now a Guardian — spent eight hundred years battling each other physically and emotionally, until he Fell in 1991. Lilith joined the FBI as Lily Milton, using her position to cover up demonic activity, and established a close friendship with the vampire Colin Ames-Beaumont.

Following the events of DEMON ANGEL in 2007, Lilith became the head of Special Investigations. She lives in San Francisco with Hugh Castleford and her hellhound, Sir Pup. She still loves to lie.

Preferred weapons: Guns. And swords. Her tongue.

HUGH CASTLEFORD, DEMON ANGEL

Origin: Fordham Castle in Essex, England
Birth Name: Hugh
Aliases and nicknames: Sir Pup
Date of Birth: 1200 AD
Hair/Eyes: Brown/Blue
First appearance: “Falling for Anthony” in HOT SPELL
Also appears in: DEMON ANGEL, “Paradise,” DEMON MOON, DEMON NIGHT, DEMON BOUND, DEMON FORGED

A young idealistic knight, Hugh is challenged and intrigued by Lilith before he discovers her true nature. When he sacrifices himself to save the life of another, he becomes a Guardian, and is determined to save Lilith’s soul. Gifted with the power of Truth, he is impervious to her lies and manipulations. He also becomes a mentor to many Guardian novices, and one of the Doyen’s most trusted advisors. However, after eight hundred years, he loses his faith and Falls.

Human again, Hugh becomes a professor of literature in a San Francisco university. His book, LILITH, recounting his life as a Guardian and relationship with the demon Lilith, is published by his adopted sister, Savi Murray, and is the basis for the DemonSlayer card and video games. When several of his students are killed in demonic rituals, Hugh becomes a suspect in the investigation.

After DEMON ANGEL, Hugh Castleford becomes co-director of Special Investigations, and acts as mentor to  novice Guardians. He lives in San Francisco with Lilith and Sir Pup. Although he no longer has his Gift, he can perceive lies when they are spoken to him.

Preferred weapons: Anything but a gun. 

wild thing coverSELAH, “Paradise”

Origin: pre-Maine, the American colonies
Birth Name: Unknown
Date of Birth: 1684 AD
Hair/Eyes: Blond/Blue
First appearance: DEMON ANGEL
Also appears in: “Paradise,” DEMON MOON, DEMON NIGHT, DEMON BOUND, DEMON FORGED

Selah was transformed into a Guardian after saving a member of her family from a demon. As a novice, she was mentored by Hugh; now, as an accomplished warrior and one of the few Guardians with the Gift of teleportation, she is a key member of the Guardian corps.

Note: If Selah teleports with Colin Ames-Beaumont, she cannot control her destination; they will teleport to the Chaos realm, and as long as she is touching him, she cannot leave the realm. She cannot teleport to the Chaos realm without using Colin or the Doyen’s Sword as an anchor.

Preferred weapons: Her sword, and a crossbow. 

LUCAS MARSDEN, “Paradise”

Origin: Oregon
Date of Birth: 1952 AD
Hair/Eyes: Black/Green
First appearance: “Paradise” in WILD THING
Also appears in: DEMON BOUND

A police officer, then a lawyer before he was transformed into a nosferatu-born vampire, Lucas leads the vampire community in Ashland, Oregon, and helps guard the Gate to Caelum that lies just outside the city of Ashland.

Preferred weapons: A gun. And when that fails, his fangs.

demon moon coverCOLIN AMES-BEAUMONT, DEMON MOON

Origin: Derbyshire, England
Date of Birth: July 14, 1789
Hair/Eyes: Blond/Gray (the most beautiful in the world)
First appearance: “Falling for Anthony” in HOT SPELL
Also appears in: DEMON ANGEL, “Paradise,” DEMON MOON, DEMON NIGHT, DEMON FORGED, “Blind Spot”

With his blood tainted by the Doyen’s Sword, Colin Ames-Beaumont’s transformation to nosferatu-born vampire leaves him with unusual abilities: he is far stronger than the typical nosferatu-born vampire, able to withstand small amounts of sunlight and does not succumb to the daysleep, and possesses a powerful psychic presence that turns his natural handsomeness into preternatural beauty. However, the power of his bite — though blissful for his victim — also leaves his victims with no memory of him, and he still succumbs to the power of bloodlust.

While visiting a friend in Switzerland in 1816, the vain Colin invoked a curse that erased his mirror reflection, replacing it with visions of Chaos. His tainted blood also serves as an anchor that realm.

After the events of DEMON MOON, Colin lives in San Francisco with his partner, Savi Murray. He owns Ramsdell Pharmaceuticals and Polidori’s nightclub, and is the head of the San Francisco vampire community. He and Savi act as ambassadors for the Guardians to other vampire communities.

Preferred weapons: His ridiculously handsome face, and his swords. 

SAVITRI MURRAY, DEMON MOON

Origin: San Francisco, California
Date of Birth: 1981 AD
Hair/Eyes: Black/Brown
First appearance: DEMON ANGEL
Also appears in: DEMON MOON, DEMON NIGHT, DEMON FORGED, “Blind Spot”

When she was a girl, Savi witnessed her family murdered by a gunman, but was saved by the then-Guardian Hugh Castleford. After their deaths, she lived with her Indian grandmother (Nani, aka Auntie) and together, they adopted Hugh into their family.

Unaware that everything in Hugh’s book was real, Savi created a card game, and then a video game, based on LILITH. When she does discover the truth, she remains skeptical but curious — and after a nosferatu attack on an airplane leaves her blood tainted with hellhound venom and nosferatu blood, Lilith recruits her into Special Investigations, where Savi uses her photographic memory, computer hacking skills, and her affinity for electronics to track demons and create new devices to assist vampires and Guardians in their fight against demons and nosferatu.

After the events of DEMON MOON, Savi lives in San Francisco with her partner Colin, continues to work at Special Investigations and Polidori’s, and has a weak anchor to Chaos.

Preferred weapon: Her computer.

demon night coverETHAN MCCABE, DEMON NIGHT

Origin: Colorado
Aliases and nicknames: Drifter
Date of Birth: 1854 AD
Hair/Eyes: Brown/Amber
First appearance: DEMON MOON
Also appears in: DEMON NIGHT, DEMON BOUND, DEMON FORGED

Loves poker, onion rings, and things that start with the letter ‘P.’ Tall as a mountain, and with a drawl as long as the midwestern plains. Good with his sword, a crossbow, and his hands.

CHARLIE NEWCOMB, DEMON NIGHT

Origin: Seattle, Washington
Date of Birth: 1978 AD
Hair/Eyes: Blond (mostly)/Brown
First appearance: DEMON NIGHT
Also appears in: DEMON BOUND

Loves her sister, music, telling stories, sitting on her balcony, knitting, and squashing her needier impulses. Although she’s interested in her new neighbor, she isn’t sure she’s ready to look over the wall that separates them. She can’t spell or cook, but she’s got great hair and a fantastic right hook.

first blood coverANNIE GALLAGHER, “Thicker Than Blood”

Origin: Philadelphia
Aliases and nicknames: Anne Douglas
Date of Birth:
First appearance: “Thicker Than Blood” in FIRST BLOOD
Also appears in: N/A

Affiliations: the Philadelphia vampire community

JACK HARRINGTON, “Thicker Than Blood”

Origin: Philadelphia
Date of Birth:
First appearance: “Thicker Than Blood” in FIRST BLOOD
Also appears in: N/A

Affiliations: the FBI

demon bound coverJAKE HAWKINS, DEMON BOUND

Origin: Kansas
Date of Birth: 1948 AD
Hair/Eyes: Brown/Blue
First appearance: DEMON MOON
Also appears in: DEMON NIGHT, “Thicker Than Blood”, DEMON FORGED

As a human, Jake Hawkins was a soldier in Vietnam, but was killed in service in 1968. After becoming a Guardian, Jake was mentored by Hugh, but after Hugh returned to Earth, Jake became Drifter’s pupil. In early 2008, once again under Hugh Castleford’s tutelage, he spends most of his time training, downloading porn, playing poker, and working with Savi in the tech room at Special Investigations.

ALICE GREY, DEMON BOUND

Origin: Cairo, Egypt
Aliases and nicknames: The Black Widow
Date of Birth: 1865 AD
Hair/Eyes: Brown/Blue
First appearance: DEMON NIGHT
Also appears in: DEMON FORGED

Also known as the Black Widow, Alice spends most of her time away from Caelum — but when she is in that realm, she is the unofficial librarian in the Archives. She and Drifter were transformed into Guardians within years of each other, and both trained under Hugh. Her Gift allows her to communicate with spiders.

Other Guardians and allies

SIR PUP

Lilith’s hellhound and devoted companion, Sir Pup serves as her protection and provides hellhound venom to the vampires and Guardians at Special Investigations. In public, Sir Pup shifts into a dog form with one head; at Lilith’s home and at Special Investigations, he wears his natural, three-headed form. When he needs to, he can shift into a demon form: as tall as a man, with scales and barbed spikes instead of fur.

Sir Pup has a keen intelligence and, like Lilith, a twisted sense of humor.

First appearance: DEMON ANGEL
Also appears in: “Paradise,” DEMON MOON, DEMON NIGHT, DEMON BOUND, DEMON FORGED, “Blind Spot”

LUTHER (BRADSHAW)

A Guardian, Bradshaw has the Gift of creating a psychic mask that allows him to pass for a human, even when undergoing a deep psychic probe. Bradshaw is now the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s San Francisco office.

First appearance: DEMON ANGEL
Also appears in: DEMON FORGED

DRUSILLA (DRU)

A Guardian with a Gift for healing. She wears red tennis shoes.

First appearance: DEMON MOON
Also appears in: DEMON BOUND, DEMON FORGED

JEEVES

Jeeves guards the entrance to the Special Investigations warehouse. Jeeves is not an actual person — novices take turns shape-shifting into his form and taking on his personality: a stuffy British butler.

First appearance: DEMON MOON
Also appears in: DEMON NIGHT

IRENA

A Guardian with a Gift for manipulating metal. Except for Michael, Irena is the oldest Guardian.

First appearance: DEMON NIGHT (unnamed appearance)
Also appears in: DEMON BOUND, DEMON FORGED

ALEJANDRO

A Guardian with a Gift for creating fire. Born in Spain during the fifteenth century. A master swordsman.

First appearance: DEMON NIGHT (unnamed appearance)
Also appears in: “Thicker Than Blood,” DEMON BOUND, DEMON FORGED

PIM

A novice Guardian undergoing training at Special Investigations, Pim has only recently discovered her Gift for healing. She is good friends with Jake Hawkins, Mackenzie and Becca, and deals a mean hand of poker.

First appearance: DEMON NIGHT
Also appears in: DEMON BOUND, DEMON FORGED

TARIQ IBN KHALED

A Guardian.

First appearance: not yet introduced
Also appears in: N/A

TAMURA MARIKO

A Guardian with an affinity for glass.

First appearance: DEMON FORGED
Also appears in: N/A

RANDALL

A novice Guardian training at Special Investigations.

First appearance: DEMON NIGHT
Also appears in: DEMON FORGED

REBECCA (BECCA)

A novice Guardian undergoing training at Special Investigations, Becca seems to catch more time as Jeeves than any other novice. She’s romantically connected with Mackenzie.

First appearance: DEMON MOON
Also appears in: DEMON NIGHT, DEMON BOUND, DEMON FORGED

DARKWOLF, GINA & ARWEN

Darkwolf, Gina and Arwen are a threesome partnership of vampires, well-established in San Francisco, often found at Polidori’s, and serve as Colin’s backup and advisors.

First appearance: DEMON MOON
Also appears in: DEMON FORGED (Darkwolf only)

FIA & PAUL

Fia and Paul are vampires trained at Special Investigations, but who now live at Polidori’s, and also serve as Colin’s advisors.

First appearance: DEMON MOON
Also appears in: N/A

MACKENZIE

A vampire training at Special Investigations, Mackenzie is also referred to as Emo Vamp. Romantically involved with Becca, and a good friend of Pim’s and Jake’s.

First appearance: DEMON NIGHT
Also appears in: DEMON BOUND, DEMON FORGED

MICHAEL (THE DOYEN)

Michael is the first Guardian, and the most powerful. He destroyed the dragon during the Second Battle between the angels and demons. Unlike other Guardians, who only possess one Gift, Michael can heal, teleport, and create new Guardians. His wings are black, and his eyes turn completely obsidian — no Guardian or demon can emulate his appearance by shape-shifting.

Michael uses his blood to write the Scrolls in Latin, and can read the demon symbols. When a Guardian Falls, Michael carries out the transformation back to human; when a Guardian Ascends, Michael obliterates their corporeal form.

Michael cannot heal wounds from a dragon bite. He cannot teleport to Chaos without an anchor. His age is unknown.

First appearance: “Falling for Anthony” in HOT SPELL
Also appears in: DEMON ANGEL, “Paradise,” DEMON MOON, DEMON NIGHT, DEMON BOUND, DEMON FORGED

OLD MATTHEW COLE

Old Matthew Cole owns Cole’s Hard Time Bar & Grill in Seattle. He spent twenty-five years in prison before his conviction was overturned.

First appearance: DEMON NIGHT
Also appears in: DEMON BOUND

DETECTIVE TAYLOR

Andy Taylor is a San Francisco detective who, along with her partner, Joe Preston, investigated the ritual murders of several university students. She has learned the truth about Guardians and demons, but has not been able to accept the knowledge very well. She often butts heads with Lilith, who uses Special Investigations to take over any case involving demons, nosferatu, and vampires.

First appearance: DEMON ANGEL
Also appears in: DEMON MOON, DEMON FORGED

DETECTIVE PRESTON

Joe Preston is Andy Taylor’s partner. More pragmatic than Taylor, and a long-time fan of the book LILITH, he’s accepted the news a little better.

First appearance: DEMON ANGEL
Also appears in: DEMON MOON, DEMON FORGED

DEACON

The head of Prague’s vampire community.

First appearance: DEMON FORGED

ROSALIA

A Guardian with a Gift to manipulate shadows

First appearance: DEMON FORGED

RADHA

An often-naked Guardian with a Gift of psychic illusions.

First appearance: DEMON FORGED

Demons, Nosferatu, and their allies

LUCIFER

Once called the Morningstar, Lucifer led his angels in a rebellion against Heaven in The First Battle. After he and his rebels were transformed to demons and tossed into Hell, he set himself on the throne of Hell, and all other demons pledged their loyalty to him. Lucifer experiments with the powers of Chaos and the creatures of Hell, creating new beings (such as hellhounds). Angered and jealous of the seraphim on Earth, who humans had begun to worship as gods, Lucifer called a dragon from Chaos and set it upon Earth in the Second Battle.

Lucifer is the most powerful demon, fiercely possessive of his throne, and the only one knowledgeable in the use of magic involving the demon script. He twists words and motive to suit his own purposes. As powerful as he is, he must still follow the Rules — and as the ruler of Hell, enforce those Rules when his demons break them.

After he lost a wager to Michael, Lucifer was forced to close the Gates to Hell for five hundred years.

CERBERUS

Lucifer’s three-headed hellhound and Sir Pup’s “father.”

BELIAL

Belial and his followers want to return to Grace. He is the only demon who is said to have retained his angelic form, which is so beautiful it hurts to look upon. Belial has been leading his armies against Lucifer for millennia, but only in the past eight hundred years has it become an ongoing war in Hell. Currently, Belial is in possession of Michael’s sword.

RAEL (CONGRESSMAN THOMAS STAFFORD)

Congressman Stafford was instrumental in helping form Special Investigations, but his motives, the depth of his allegiance to Belial, and the danger he poses to the Guardians are still unclear.

THE NEPHILIM

Children of one of the grigori. Though extremely powerful in their natural form in Hell, on Earth they are limited by the human body they must possess. They can only take their stronger form for a limited time, or risk the human body rejecting them. They are weakened when vampire blood enters their bloodstream.

The nephilim cannot teleport, except for when they have been called to enforce the Rules against a demon. Their primary purpose on Earth is to destroy any demon who has broken the Rules, but they have also been eradicating vampire communities. Now that their mother has been released from her prison, they serve her.