Adam is almost the quintessential Cytherean angel: he’s a transgender male, he’s gay, he had a rather sheltered upbringing in the Rock Springs colony–an area south of Jackson that saw frequent bandit activity–and he’s crafty. His skills lie more in sewing, photography, crafting, and styling than in fighting–however, he learned how to conceal himself, how to track, how to trap and hunt, and how to defend himself in hopeless situations.
If I were to describe Alice’s style as 2000s goth, then Gin’s would be emo-punk. It’s almost as if their fashion choices reflect their wishes; Alice wishes she that she didn’t care or worry as much, while Gin wishes she were more rebellious. We’ll watch both Valentine girls mature in Taurus, as the book focuses on their court.
He and Noah are the big brothers of the court. He takes the younger members under his wing, teaching them to express themselves through music. Julian flourished under his tutelage, and others like Caleb and Aidan are warming up to the other angels. This has broadened the talent featured at the monthly McKnight concert at the Jackson colony.
The court has learned that Caleb dresses according to the gender identity that they’re most aligned with; on days when they’re feeling more feminine, Julian calls them Caley. They prefer gender neutral pronouns since their identity flips so often.
Julian is Wellington’s opposite in almost every way. He’s impulsive, hard-headed, and acts his age–Wellington had to step up at age fourteen when he was recognized as the court’s teleporter. And while most teleporters are pranksters, that trait seemed to miss Wells and find its home in his younger brother. By the time Taurus starts, Julian will have been barred from pranking, as even Caleb was getting sick of it.
Chloe loves group activities. She helps Isaac organize game night, attends every McKnight concert, and finds herself right at home among a herd of deer or an assortment of birds. Though quiet whenever she focuses on her ability, Chloe is very extroverted. She’s been doing her best to rub her outgoing nature off on Gin and Zoey, her two favorite girls in the world. She hasn’t realized yet that Zoey is jealous of all the time Chloe spends with the psychic.
The big sister that everyone wants. Sweet, kind-hearted, positive, open-minded, talented, intelligent, and beautiful. Her only downfall is that she can be a bit spacey–otherwise, she always has her friends’ backs.
Isaac is the more reserved of the Callahan brothers, and the more creative one in terms of food. Noah sees cooking and baking as a fun little hobby that doubles as a chore, while Isaac sees all culinary tasks as passion projects. He collects recipe books and culinary magazines, and he’s the undefeated Monopoly champion. Fun fact: Monopoly is the game that Amira, Zarina, and the Burns twins are trying to play at the beginning of Aquarius. They play the game in teams of two because they found a used version of the game that had lost the instructions, so they’ve made up several rules as they played.
He’s very calm, cool-headed, flexible. He isn’t stubborn or impulsive. He carefully weighs his options before he acts, to the point where he occasionally gives orders to Gin. While this is unorthodox for a spirit group–especially a court–the two are best friends and on equal footing, so to have one give the other orders is seen less as disrespectful and more like friendly suggestions. When he isn’t with the court, he’s out scouting for a large, empty home for them to move into. The ranch has only grown more crowded over the years.
Kaylee was moved to six different homes over the next decade before she finally settled onto a farm with the warm and welcoming embrace of an elderly couple. The were patient with her, coaxed her out of her shell and cared for her as if she were their own daughter. Over time, the teenager even began speaking to them, though she still remained quiet whenever scouts came around to trade food for goods. Shortly before her nineteenth birthday, Kaylee met Aria.