Study Guide

Skin Hunger: A Resurrection of Magic Characters

Sadima Killip

How would you like waking up at dawn every day to cook, clean, and take care of the various...

Hahp Malek

Hahp comes from a pretty dysfunctional family, but they're so rich that he's led a super...

Franklin

When Sadima first meets Franklin, he helps her save her birthing goat's life. She thinks he looks...

Somiss

Somiss comes from a royal/noble family, which means money and a sense of entitlement. According...

Gerrard da Masi/Fishboy

When Hahp first sees Gerrard, he assumes he's some kind of messenger boy or whatever: He wore...

Micah

Micah's such a good kid, we feel for him when bad stuff happens to his family. He runs a long...

Mattie Han

The manager of a store in the town of Ferne, Mattie has a "plump face" (3.9) and she is a friend...

Sadima's Dad

This shouldn't come as a big surprise, but losing your wife in childbirth can have a big impact...

Sadima's Mom

We hear her cries during childbirth, but unfortunately we only see her as a corpse. Micah walks...

The Old Magician Lady

The magician who agrees to come help Micah's mom give birth is pretty shady. For one thing, she...

Hahp's Dad

How much of a jerk is Hahp's dad? We're not even really sure where to start.First, Hahp's dad...

Hahp's Mom (Anna)

We feel bad for Hahp's mom—she's like one of those little lap dogs that has a pretty coat...

Levin Garrett

Levin is a boy that Hahp knows from boarding school (8.9). They're sorta like friends, since Hahp...

Gabardino

Gabardino is the driver who works for Hahp's dad. Overall he acts like a loyal servant, doing...

Celia

Celia works in Hahp's dad's household as a cook and servant. We know from Hahp that "She was...

Kary Blae

Kary is "a woman in a lovely blue dress" (15.7) who stops her carriage and offers Sadima a lift...

Maude Truthteller

Maude is a fortune-teller in Limòri whom Sadima befriends upon her arrival. She is "a...

Rinka

Rinka owns a cheese shop in Limòri. When Sadima wanders in to look for a job, she sees her...

Jordan

While Hahp is in the academy, he tries to learn the other boys' names without seeming too obvious...

Tally

One of the boys in the academy is named Tally, and after Somiss makes the first round of food...

Will

This boy begs Tally to share some of the food that Somiss manifested for them, and Tally refuses...

Luke

Luke is a "tall blond boy" (26.3) who talks with Levin at the academy. He's rooming with Jordan,...

Rob

This is another boy at the academy. Someone wishes him good luck when he attempts to make food...

Joseph

Joseph is one of Will's roommates at the academy. He's "almost as big as Luke, but he always...

The Gypsy Woman in Red

Sadima meets this woman at the water well in Limòri. She looks pretty exotic: She was...

Hannah

Hannah is a "heavy, round-faced woman" (37.9) who comes to sing some of the old songs for Somiss....

Rinka's Sister (Sylvie)

Rinka hires Sadima to help in the cheese shop because, as she says, "My youngest sister is heavy...

The Scarred Beggar Boy/Jux

One beggar boy in Limòri catches Sadima's attention: He had a cheerful demeanor, and a...

The Boy Who Ran from Somiss

When Sadima and Franklin return home from Market Square one day, they witness something strange:...

Aben (Hahp's older brother)

Hahp thinks about his brother Aben pretty frequently while he's at the academy. Thing is,...

Mr. Hod

The King

On King's Day, which is like a holiday, Sadima gets to see the king in a parade around...

The Queen

The queen accompanies the king in the King's Day parade, so Sadima gets a chance to see her: The...

The Crown Prince

In the King's Day parade, the crown prince makes an appearance, waving and "using a cane to...

Laran

Laran is one of Mattie Han's daughters, who has dark hair (13.1). She is, according to Sadima,...

Mrs. Terret

This woman is the landlady from whom Somiss and Franklin rent their apartment in Limòri.

The Caller

Is this horse-wrangler a jerk? Yeah, pretty much. When he's having men beat a gray horse that...

The Wizards

There are a whole bunch of wizards in the academy, and we never learn most of their names. They...