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Tom Natsworthy

Holding Out for a HeroYoung Tom is the hero of our story. Well, he wants to be the hero of our story. It's up to you to decide whether or not he is one. That may be a little more difficult than you...

Hester Shaw

Beauty Is a BeastHester is ugly. Oogly, even. She fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down. And that sucker was a Redwood, the tallest tree in the world. This isn't our opinio...

Katherine Valentine

Miss MartyrValentine's daughter could not be more different from her father. She's like the bohemian vegetarian daughter of a Wall Street banking executive. (Our apologies to Valentine. He may be a...

Anna Fang

Red FangA gorgeous aviatrix in a red coat who saves Tom's and Hester's hides on multiple occasions, Anna Fang is one of the few courageous adults in the story. Perhaps it's because she had a childh...

Bevis Pod

Bevis, Not a Butthead This handsome young Engineer starts off just wanting to do good. He allies himself with Katherine because he thinks she might be able to help him correct the horrible living c...

Chrysler Peavey

Shivered Timbers Pirate Peavey shows us the despicable side of Municipal Darwinism. Well, the whole idea is pretty despicable, Peavey just doesn't make any pretenses that it isn't. When he captures...

Grike

Yikes, Spikes!The Resurrected Man. The last member of the Lazarus Brigade. Grike. This guy is like the Terminator, a ruthless killer with a single-minded mission: to kill Tom and Hester. He is shot...

Herbert Melliphant

The Domino Effect Herbert Melliphant is a pretty minor character, barely appearing in two chapters, but his actions set the novel's plot into motion. He really deserves more credit. And by credit,...

The Historians' Guild

A Page in Our History BookWere it not for the brave Chudleigh Pomeroy—now there's a name that screams courage—the Historians' Guild would be just a group of cowardly old men. We hardly get to k...

Magnus Crome

Spoony Lord The Lord Mayor of London, Magnus Crome, rules London with an iron fist. If he hadn't blown up along with London at the end of the book, he probably would have had Dr. Twix, the woman wh...

Orme Wreyland

You're a Slave For HimHester and Tom regret dancing up on the town of Speedwell when its mayor, Orme Wreyland, puts them in cages with plans to sell them as slaves. At first, Wreyland seems like a...

Thaddeus Valentine

Valentine's MassacreThaddeus Valentine is a handsome hero. He's an intrepid adventurer who has fearlessly explored the globe. He's a "former scavenger who had risen to become London's most famous a...
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