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Basic Information

Current Members
Grady Howell RuewenEdaline Kelia RuewenSophie Elizabeth Foster

Former Members
Jolie Lucine Ruewen


Grady Howell Ruewen lives at Havenfield and is Sophie Elizabeth Foster's adopted father.

He is a Mesmer. Grady has also expressed to no one in particular that he is afraid of losing control of his ability because of how dangerous it can be. He also admits to Sophie that being a Mesmer is hard, people kept doubting his power and he even got teased by Edaline's parents, they'd asked if Grady had mesmerized Edaline into engaging him or by her own free will.

He worked for the Councillors until they wouldn’t let him look into Jolie’s death. After Alden's mind broke, Grady became an Emissary again to honor his friend and was given a mission to find 30 missing dwarves from King Enki.

He then resigned again in Everblaze because of Sophie's ability restrictor. Grady is married to Edaline.

He and Edaline adopted Sophie 16 years after their daughter, Jolie, died in a fire. The fire was caused by Brant, a Pyrokinetic and member of the Neverseen, who was her fiancé at the time.

He and Edaline own and run an animal rehabilitation center at Havenfield.

As stated in Everblaze, Sophie figured out Grady is about a couple centuries older than she had believed.


  • Protective

Grady is very protective—specifically of Sophie—, willing to be sent to Exile to prevent Sophie from being punished, and not wanting any boys he doesn't approve of (i.e. Keefe ) to be near her. The reason he started calling Keefe "That Boy" is because he hurt Sophie by joining the Neverseen. He also didn't like when Sophie and Fitz started dating. He was likely as protective of Jolie as he is to Sophie.

  • Strong Willed

Grady is often stubborn at times when it comes to protecting Sophie. He almost never takes "No" for an answer. In Book 5: Lodestar, Sophie says that "Reasoning with Grady was sometimes like trying to give Verdi something new to eat."

  • Caring

Grady is constantly caring towards Sophie and Edaline. For example, in Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities, when Edaline was crying, Grady was comforting and telling her that it would be okay.


Grady has blond hair and blue eyes. Sophie described that he looked like Robin Hood and/or James Bond because of his "chiseled features", and has a husky voice. He often has neon-colored feathers in his hair and clothes from taking care of Verdi, Havenfield's resident T. Rex.


Edaline Kelia Ruewen[]

Grady is married to Edaline. They comfort each other a lot, especially after their daughter Jolie died. They both also were rarely seen in public since Jolie's death until Sophie came to live with them. Edaline also helps him manage his emotions so that he doesn't get too angry or feel too guilty. For example, Grady punched the window when talking about Jolie, but Edaline got him into control afterward.

Jolie Lucine Ruewen[]

  • (daughter, deceased)

Jolie was Grady's daughter who died in a fire when she was twenty. They visit her Wanderling yearly and each year, he and Edaline put a new charm on her charm bracelet. She is said to have looked quite similar to Sophie, as Edaline and Grady often point out. Both Edaline and Grady rarely left Havenfield after Jolie's death until they adopted Sophie.

Sophie Elizabeth Foster[]

  • (adoptive daughter)

Sophie lives with Edaline and Grady after living with her human family. At first, they cancel her adoption, but later they reinstate it. Grady loves Sophie and cares for her. He also tried to take the blame when she bottled Everblaze and broke a very serious law, showing how much he cared for her.

In Book 2: Exile, he lets her fly off on Silveny the Alicorn with Keefe so that the Black Swan can fix her, risking a tribunal and making Bronte accuse him of treason.

In Book 3: Everblaze, Sophie reluctantly tells Grady that Brant was the person who killed Jolie. Grady became really angry and told Sophie not to follow him to confront Brant. When Sophie didn't leave him to go alone, he was not happy with that and told her to leave. Sophie refused, fearing for Grady's life. She eventually saves him from Brant, as well as finding out that Brant was in the Neverseen.

In Book 4: Neverseen, Sophie and Grady spent a lot of time away from each other, due to Sophie joining the Black Swan. It is said by Sophie that she misses Grady dearly while she's at Alluveterre, but they share a sweet reunion towards the end of the book.

In Book 5: Lodestar, Grady became more protective over Sophie after Keefe joined the Neverseen. He appears to disapprove of Keefe, calling him "that boy".

In Book 6: Nightfall, Grady goes with Sophie and her friends to Vespera's Nightfall in Atlantis. He and Marella went after Fintan while Sophie and the rest of the group went to find Biana.

In Book 7: Flashback, he seemed to disapprove of Sophie's relationship with Fitz, and became protective of Sophie. He also became wary of what Sophie was discussing with Tarina, and didn't buy the excuses Sophie tried to come up with.


  • (would-be son-in-law, deceased)

Brant was Jolie's fiancé before her death. Every year on the day that Jolie died, Grady and Edaline go to visit Brant in his completely fireproof house. In Everblaze when Grady found out that Brant actually was responsible for Jolie's death, he became furious and mesmerized Brant to burn off his own hand as well as some other things.

Alden Dedrick Vacker[]

  • (close friend)

Alden Vacker is a close friend of Grady's. He was the reason Sophie came to stay with Grady and Edaline. When Alden's mind is broken Grady decides to become an Emissary again. Alden calls him, "...old friend..."

Kesler Dizznee[]

  • (brother-in-law)

Kesler is Grady's brother in law, since Juline is married to Kesler, and Edaline is married to Grady. Not much is known about their relationship except that Grady tells Edaline to say hi to Kesler for him. He was also seen at Slurps and Burps with Kesler in Book 4: Neverseen.

Juline Kalea Dizznee[]

  • (sister-in-law)

Juline is Edaline's sister and is married to Kesler. Not much is known about their relationship but it can be concluded that Grady trusts Juline enough to send Sophie to Rimeshire during the supposed attack on Havenfield during Book 5: Lodestar.

Dex Dizznee[]

  • (nephew)

Dex Dizznee is his nephew. He seems to enjoy having Dex around and is fond of him. He likes Dex so much that it is implied by Edaline that GradRimeshire during the supposed attack on Havenfield. would be okay if Sophie and Dex did ever date, and he was in fact trying to push Dex towards Sophie, which, as later shown, did not work out.

Black Swan[]

  • (former enemy/acquaintance/ally)

At first, Grady hated the Black Swan because he thought that they were responsible for Jolie's death. However, Sophie discovers, by asking Mr. Forkle, that the Black Swan did not kill Jolie. This made Grady trust them. The Black Swan had been trying to recruit Grady because he is a Mesmer. Ever since then, Grady has tried to help the Black Swan whenever possible, though prioritizing his family's needs above theirs.

Fitz Vacker[]

  • (acquaintance)

Grady seems okay with Fitz being around Sophie, just like Dex. However, during Book 7: Flashback, he became protective and suspicious of his relationship with Sophie.

Keefe Sencen[]

  • (annoyance)

Grady believes that Keefe likes Sophie and thinks that Keefe is a bad influence, therefore calling Keefe "That Boy." In fact, he and Sandor gave Sophie a 'boy talk' in Book 5: Lodestar because of her relationship with Keefe. Over the course of the series, their relationship goes up and down, often with the reveal of each truth. As of Nightfall, it is implied that Grady is warming up to Keefe and starting to like him, or at least thinks better of him than when he was with the Neverseen.

In Unlocked, Grady catches Keefe leaving a note for Sophie before running away. When he realizes Keefe is running away, he tries to talk him out of it. Keefe won't cooperate, so Grady gives him an imparter so he can be reached if Sophie needs him. Before Keefe goes, Grady tells him to take care of himself.


Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities[]

Grady and Edaline adopt Sophie but cancel the adoption later in the year but reinstate it after Sophie and Dex got kidnapped by the Neverseen.

Book 2: Exile[]

Grady applies to be an Emissary again after Alden's mind broke.

Book 3: Everblaze[]

Grady finds out that Brant(Jolie's former boyfriend) was Jolie's murderer and was furious. He storms to Brant's house and uses his ability as a Mesmer to make Brant burn his hand off and a number if other things. He then resigns as a Emissary because the Council forced Sophie to wear the ability restricting circlet.

Book 4: Neverseen[]

Sophie saw Grady through a spyball, in Alden's office in Everglen. Edaline Kelia Ruewen and Alden Dedrick Vacker was there along with him looking at scrolls. Later, the Keeper crew went to Eternalia to hear the announcement about the plague. Along the way, they stopped at Slurps and Burps (located in Mysterium) to change their appearances, Grady was seen there.

Book 5: Lodestar[]

Grady and Sandor have a "boy talk" with Sophie due to her relationship with Keefe (as friends).

Book 6: Nightfall[]


Book 7: Flashback[]

Grady visits the Healing Center after Sophie gets attacked by the Neverseen. He later is seen welcoming Sophie home from the Healing Center.

Book 8: Legacy[]


Book 8.5: Unlocked[]



  • The name Grady means "Noble" and is of Irish Origin.
  • The name Howell means "The Sun" in Welsh.


“Interfering with the Council's decisions is a treasonous offense." Grady snorted. "Not if the Council's gone crazy.”

Councillor Emery and Grady, in Everblaze

“If that boy does anything to you, I want you to drop him with the full force of your inflicting”

—Grady to Sophie, in Lodestar

“...that boy...”

—Grady, in Legacy

With great power comes great responsibility- Grady, to Sophie

“I've realized now that our world doesn't define us. We define our world. And I hope you'll fill yours with as much light and happiness as you can.”

—Grady, in Everblaze

"I've realized now that our world doesn't define us. We define our world. And I hope you'll fill yours with as much light and happiness as you can.” - Grady, In Everblaze

Major Characters

Sophie Elizabeth FosterFitzroy Avery VackerBiana Amberly VackerDexter Alvin DizzneeMarella Adene RedekKeefe SencenTam Dai SongLinh Hai SongWylie Zoran Endal

Known Black Swan Members
Mr. ForkleBlurCoiffeDella Adara VackerGraniteJuline Kalea DizzneeLivvyLurMagnate Leto KerlofMityaPrentice EndalSiorSir Tiergan Andrin AlenefarSir AstinSquallTimkin HeksTinkerWraithJolie Lucine Ruewen

Known Neverseen Members
Alvar Soren Vacker/The Boy Who DisappearedBrantFintan PyrenGethenLady Gisela Minette SencenRuy Tonio IgnisTrixUmberVespera Neci Folend

Important Bodyguards

Alden Dedrick VackerElwin HeslegeLady Cadence TalleLord Cassius SencenEdaline Kelia RuewenGrady Howell Ruewen

Secondary Characters

Elves (Category)
Councillors (current and former)
Councillor AlinaCouncillor BronteCouncillor ClaretteCouncillor DarekCouncillor EmeryCouncillor LioraCouncillor NolandCouncillor OralieCouncillor RamiraCouncillor TerikCouncillor VeliaCouncillor ZarinaCouncillor Kenric Elgar FathdonFintan PyrenFallon Vacker

Stina Destry HeksJensi BabblosMaruca ChebotaDempseyValinLexRexBexDamel KafutaShayda AdelTrellaAudricHuxley

Sir AstinLady GalvinLady IskraLady BelvaSir ConleyLady AlexineSir DonwellSir RosingsSir HardingLady VedaLady AnwenSir BeckettSir CatonLady DaraLady EveraSir FaxonLady NissaLady ZillahLady SanjaCoach RohanaCoach BoraCoach Wilda

Benesh VackerKesler DizzneeBrisaCaprise RedekCeriCyrah EndalHarlin VackerJujiJurekMarella's DadLuzia VackerMai SongNorene VackerOllie HeksOrem VackerQuan SongQuinlin SondenSilla HeksLady Pemberley

Humans (Category)
Foster (Freeman) Family
Amy Rose FosterEmma Iris FosterWilliam David FosterConnor, Kate, and Natalie Freeman
Mr. SweeneyBethany LopezEleanor WrightEthan Benedict Wright IIGarwin Chang

Goblins (Category)
Queen HyldaBrielleBunheadCadocCouncillors' BodyguardsLefty and RightyLoviseWoltzer

Ogres (Category)
King DimitarQueen GundulaCadfael

Gnomes (Category)
CallaBarth the ReaperBrierLurMityaSiorGoraGerdaYuriAmisi

Dwarves (Category)
King EnkiErmeteIrjaKrikorKunYegor

Trolls (Category)
Empress Pernille

Animal Characters

BullhornIggyMartySprocketWatsonThe VerminionVerdiSilvenyGreyfellLunaWynnGildieLinh's Murcat

Stuffed Animals
Bun-BunElla the ElephantHarry the JackalopeLady SassyfurMr. SnugglesMrs. StinkbottomStinky the Stegosaurus