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Darkness Descending

Harry Turtledove

 

 

 

 

 

This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this novel are either fictitious or are used fictitiously.

Copyright © 2000 by Harry Turtledove

map © 1999 by Miguel Roces

0987654321

 

 

 

Dramatis Personae

(*-denotes viewpoint character)

Algarve
Almonio

Constable in Hwinca in Forthweg

Balastro

Count; Algarvian minister to Zuwayza

Bembo*

Constable in Tricarico

Buraldo

Mage in Skrunda, Jelgava

Clovisio

Trooper in Trasone's squad

Domiziano

Young dragonflier; squadron commander for Sabrino

Dosso

Jeweler in Trapani

Evodio

Kaunian-speaking Algarvian constable in Oyngestun

Fronesia

Sabrino's mistress

Galafrone

Tealdo's company commander

Gismonda

Sabrino's wife

Gradasso

Aide to Colonel Lurcanio in Priekule

Lurcanio

Colonel on occupation duty in Priekule

Mainardo

Mezentio's brother; new King of Jelgava

Mezentio

King of Algarve

Mosco

Captain on occupation duty in Priekule

Olindro

Dragonflier; squadron commander for Sabrino

Oraste

Constable in Tricarico; Bembo's partner

Orosio

Dragonflier; squadron commander for Sabrino

Panfilo

Sergeant in Tealdo's company

Pesaro

Constabulary sergeant in Tricarico

Raniero

Mezentio's cousin; named King of Grelz

Sabrino*

Colonel of dragonfliers; wing commander

Saffa

Constabulary sketch artists in Tricarico

Sasso

Constabulary captain in Tricarico

Spinello

Major in occupying force in Oyngestun

Tealdo*

Footsoldier in invasion of Unkerlant; Trasone s friend

Trasone*

Footsoldier in invasion of Unkerlant; Tealdo's friend

Forthweg
Brivibas

Vanai's grandfather

Conberge

Ealstan and Leofsig's sister

Daukantis

Kaunian olive-oil merchant in Gromheort

Doldasai

Kaunain girl in Gromheort; Daukantis' daughter

Ealstan*

Student in Gromheort; Leofsig's brother

Eanfled

Woman in Gromheort

Elfryth

Ealstan and Leofsig's mother

Elfsig

Felgilde's father

Ethelhelm

Bandleader in Gromheort

Felgilde

Leofsig's girlfriend in Gromheort

Hengist

Sidroc's father; Hestan's brother

Hestan

Ealstan and Leofsig's father

Leofsig*

Laborer in Gromheort; Ealstan's brother

Oslac

Laborer near Gromheort

Peitavas

Kaunian laborer near Gromheort

Penda

King of Forthweg

Sidroc

Ealstan and Leofsig's cousin in Gromheort

Tamulis

Kaunian apothecary in Oyngestun

Vanai*

Kaunian girl in the village of Oyngestun

Gyongyos
Alpri

Istvan's father

Arpad

Ekrekek (ruler) of Gyongyos

Batthyany

Istvan's great-uncle

Csokonai

Istvan's cousin in Kunhegyes

Fenyes

Soldier in Istvan's squad

Gizella

Istvan's mother

Horthy

Gyongyosian minister to Zuwayza

Istvan*

Sergeant in the Ilszang Mountains

Jokai

Sergeant on the island of Obuda

Kanizsai

Trooper in Istvan's squad

Korosi

Villager in Kunhegyes

Kun

Corporal in Istvan's squad; former mage's apprentice

Szonyi

Trooper in Istvan's squad

Tivadar

Captain; Istvan's company commander

Ice People
Abinadab

Follower of Elishamma

Eliphelet

Follower of Elishamma

Elishamma

Tribal chieftain on the austral continent

Gereb

Follower of Elishamma

Hepher

Follower of Elishamma

Machir

Follower of Elishamma

Pathrusim

Scout in Yaninan service

Jelgava
Ausra

Talsu's younger sister

Donalitu

King of Jelgava

Gailisa

Grocer's daughter in Skrunda

Laitsina

Talsu's mother

Talsu*

Ex-soldier; tailor's son in Skrunda

Traku

Talsu's father; tailor in Skrunda

Kuusamo
Elimaki

Pekka's sister

Heikki

Pekka's chairman at Kajaani City College

Ilmarinen

Elderly master magician

Joroinen

One of the Seven Princes of Kuusamo

Kuopio

Professor Heikki's secretary

Leino

Mage in Kajaani; Pekka's husband

Louhikko

Mage in the customs service

Olavin

Banker in Kajaani; Elimaki's husband

Parainen

One of the Seven Princes of Kuusamo

Pekka*

Theoretical sorcerer in Kajaani

Rustolainen

One of the Seven Princes of Kuusamo

Siuntio

Elderly master magician

Uto

Pekka and Leino's six-year-old son

Lagoas
AfFonso

Second-rank mage on austral continent

Brinco

Grandmaster Pinhiero's secretary

Diniz

Commander aboard the
Implacable

Fernao*

First-rank mage visiting Kuusamo

Fragoso

Captain of the
Implacable

Junqueiro

Commander of Lagoan forces on austral continent

Peixoto

Colonel in the Ministry of War

Pinhiero

Grandmaster of the Lagoan Guild of Mages

Vitor

King of Lagoas

Xavega

Second-rank mage in Setubal

Sibu
Barbu

Lumberman on Tirgoviste

Brindza

Cornelu and Costache's baby daughter

Burebistu

King of Sibiu

Cornelu*

Leviathan-rider in Tirgoviste

Costache

Cornelu's wife

Giurgiu

Lumbermen's gang boss on Tirgoviste

Levaditi

Lumberman on Tirgoviste

Vasiliu

Naval officer exiled in Setubal

Vlaicu

Lumberman on Tirgoviste

Unkerlant
Addanz

Archmage of Unkerlant

Albion

Soldier in Leudast's company

Annore

Garivald's wife

Ansovald

Unkerlanter minister to Zuwayza

Chlodvald

Retired general

Dagulf

Peasant in Zossen; Garivald's friend

Euric

Cavalry colonel

Garivald*

Peasant in Zossen

Hawart

Leudast's regimental commander

Kyot

King Swemmel's twin brother; deceased

Leuba

Garivald's daughter

Leudast*

Corporal in Unkerlanter army

Magnulf

Leudast's sergeant

Merovec

Marshal Rathar's adjutant

Morold

Dowser east of Cottbus

Munderic

Leader of irregulars in Duchy of Grelz

Ortwin

General near the town of Wirdum

Rathar*

Marshal of Unkerlant

Roflanz

Leudast's former regimental commander; deceased

Swemmel

King of Unkerlant

Syrivald

Garivald's son

Vatran

General fighting in the south

Waddo

Firstman in Zossen

Wimar

Sergeant in the western Duchy of Grelz

Valmiera
Bauska

Krastas maidservant

Dauktu

Peasant and irregular near Pavilosta

Gainibu

King of Valmeria

Gedominu

Peasant and irregular blazed by Algarvians

Krasta*

Marchioness in Priekule; Skarnu's sister

Merkela

Widow to Gedominu; Skarnu's lover

Negyu

Farmer near Pavilosta

Raunu

Skarnu's former sergeant; irregular

Sefanu

Duke of Klaipeda's nephew

Simanu

Count over Pavilosta; the late Enkuru's son

Skarnu*

Captain; irregular against Algrave; Krasta's brother

Valnu

Viscount in Priekule

Yanina
Broumidis

Colonel of dragonfliers on austral continent

Iskakis

Yaninan minister to Zuwayza

Tsavellas

King of Yanina

Zuwayza
Hajjaf

Zuwayzi foreign minister

Ikhshid

General in the Zuwayzi army

Kolthoum

Hajjaj's senior wife

Lalla

Hajjaj's third wife

Muhassin

Colonel in the Zuwayzi army

Qutuz

Hajjaj's secretary

Shaddad

Hajjaj's former secretary

Shazli

King of Zuwayza

Tewflk

Hajjaj's majordomo

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