Josh and Zach were on a supply run with their Uncle Jensen when they bumped into the Ninurta Court, led at the time by Owen McMahon. Owen recruited the boys, assuring their uncle that they would be safe under his care. The boys visit their uncle every few months, and now that the court has settled onto permanent territory, Uncle Jensen visits them very often.
Shouta was not the first Martian mentioned in the series, but they were the first to appear. I don’t believe will see them again in Saturn Rising, but they will have their time in a future TCoLD series.
Her vision isn’t perfect–she relies on glasses–but she can aim and shoot, and she learns about every firearm brought aboard the camper by taking them apart and putting them back together. Whenever Winter or Gray find a manual or instruction book on something (literally anything), they bring it back for Gwen’s collection.
The tribe only had a few run-ins with bandits following the couple’s soul mate bond, so Gray hasn’t really had the chance to see Emily in action. They’ll have their time in the spotlight in Taurus and the following book, as this couple will have to overcome obstacles in order to survive.
As they grew older, Keke took the initiative in helping their parents with her sister, which forced her to grow up sooner while Raine had a relatively normal upbringing. She learned to put the tragedy of her older brother, who she could barely remember, behind her and develop emotionally through her experiences with peers.
Heather was definitely the sister who was met with more trouble, whether she realized it at the time or not. She was very naïve as a child, following older kids in hopes of fitting in. Holly had to come to her rescue far too often, forcing her to cross paths with kids twice her size.
As another of the elemental sorcerers of the Zulwini Tribe, Rina can manipulate plants and earth to an extent. They can move existing earth and flora, and they can will certain species of plants to grow. They have kept a few potted vegetables–and Gray’s special “herbs”–alive on the camper since their recruitment. They are especially skilled at summoning vines and thorns.
This nonbinary demon spends their free time messing with Gwen, challenging Rin to games, and snuggling with Emily. They fell in love with her almost instantly, though they refused to admit it–even after the pair had bonded. It took Emily’s sweet nature and endless patience to pull Gray out of their shell. Their primary love language is physical touch, with words of affirmation and quality time tied for second.
The two are close in age but the younger sister had a knack for mischief, leading Keke to learn how to negotiate with others from a young age in exchange for their silence regarding Raine’s transgressions. Her antics normally consisted of minor pranks, trespassing, and sneaking off with someone’s girlfriend, so there were times when Markeisha had to forego her diplomacy and let her fists do the talking.
A school was eventually put in place, and the Wolfes tried to enroll their daughters so that they could engage socially with others their age instead of traveling with their parents. They received word after two weeks that their daughters had gotten into fights with the other students–especially Summer, who was prone to biting. This forced their mother and father to attempt to homeschool the twins when they were not hunting or going on scouting runs.