The quiet, introspective main character. Orphaned as a child during a Drel-Gorman raid, Cade's quest to find his sister and unlock the secrets of his father's past turns into a desperate fight for the freedom of his homeland, The Valley. His heightened sense of hearing and rock-like endurance and strength make him almost untouchable.
played by Liam Hemsworth
Cade's foster brother and incognito savior. Glade left home as a boy in part to watch over his "little brother" and in part to fulfill his dream to become "the greatest archer in the world." Years and years of practice and training have resulted in incredible skill with a bow and an unbroken winning streak in archery competitions throughout the Valley. Known everywhere only as "Archer" and loved everywhere for his laid-back and friendly personality, Glade has connections and resources everywhere in the Valley.
played by David Anders
Only child of Alan and Cora Feldspar, ranchers outside of Brookton and Cade's second foster family. Adventurous, artistic, and just a bit on the ditzy side, Rose has been in love with Cade since he first came to her family. But, alas, Cade is quite clueless.
played by Bryce Howard
The daughter of the village blacksmith, and two or three years older than Cade. Once the only girl in a large family of older brothers, Thara, now a woman, is also an unmarried only child, her brothers having been slowly killed off or taken captive in Drel-Gorman raids. When Cade starts doing moonlight work to help her quickly aging father, Thara and Cade form a close but quiet friendship. Glade Thornhart is smitten with her at first sight, but his charm and good looks don't work on her like they ought to, and he continually attempts to impress and charm her, to the great amusement of everyone else.
played by Evangeline Lilly
King of the warmongering Gorman horse-riders of the mountains. At first just and abstract enemy, the King of those who killed his family and terrorize his homeland, Cade will find his conflict with Drel is deeper and more personal than he could have imagined.
played by the great Patrick Stewart
more to come.... maybe...