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““I’m a Psionipath. I’m the piece you’ve been missing. And if you let me fight on your side, I can turn this game in our favor.””

—Maruca, in Book 8: Legacy

Maruca is Biana's ex-friend, although she and Biana fix their friendship in Book 7: Flashback. Little is known about Maruca, except that she is Wylie's second cousin and she is currently Stina's friend, as well as Linh's. After Biana began hanging out with Sophie in Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities, she spills a lot of Biana's secrets to Stina. For example, she told Stina about how at first Alden told Biana that she had to be friends with Sophie so Sophie would come over more and Alden could keep a better watch on her (which causes Sophie to be upset and she wanted to be alone, resulting in her kidnapping). This is why Biana no longer wanted to be her friend because she spilled her secrets and was mean to her friends. Maruca interacted with Wylie often as a young child.


In Lodestar, Maruca blackmails the Black Swan so that she and her family can see Wylie when he is injured. In Book 8: Legacy, she manifests as a Psionipath, wanting to join the Black Swan order.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Maruca has dark skin and black hair with a small blue streak in it. In Book 5: Lodestar, she is described to have turquoise eyes. It was also mentioned that she bore a somewhat minor resemblance to Wylie.

In Book 8: Legacy, her appearance is described as gorgeous. Her hair hangs in long, beautiful dreadlocks, half of which are pulled into a complicated twist on the top of her head with a streak of blue in the middle. Her lips are fuchsia in color.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Maruca cares a lot about her second cousin Wylie, as shown in Book 5: Lodestar when she blackmailed the Black Swan into seeing him. Maruca and Wylie both care about each other very much, as shown many times throughout the books.

Wylie reaches out to Sophie in Book 8: Legacy, asking her to interfere and prevent Maruca from joining the Black Swan out of concern for her safety. In response, Maruca says that she doesn't need him telling her what or what not to do.

Neither have talked much to each other, although Maruca does support the idea to try and reach out to Tam. They were both also at the fight in Loamnore.

Both Maruca and Marella were there to comfort Linh when they tried to reach out to Tam at Havenfield, and they are very good friends, as shown in Book 8: Legacy.

Linh and Maruca are shown to be friends as Maruca supported Linh when she was crying at Havenfield after they tried to talk to Tam.

Character Traits[edit | edit source]

  • VENGEFUL

In Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Maruca reveals to Stina Biana's secret about Alden forcing Biana to be Sophie's friend. Maruca spilled Biana's secrets and was acting very hostile towards Sophie.

  • DETERMINED

Maruca blackmails the Black Swan into letting her see Wylie in Book 5: Lodestar. In Book 8: Legacy, she is determined to join the Black Swan with her new ability being a game-changer to the defense play.

Character Bio by Shannon Messenger[edit | edit source]

Maruca thought that she knew who her friends were—but then Biana had to go and get too busy with Sophie Foster to hang out anymore. And then Stina had to go and blab a bunch of things she’d told her in confidence and make a big mess. Thank goodness for her family—her family is awesome. Especially her cousin, Wylie. She’d do anything for him. Well, almost anything. She won’t let him tell her what to do—but nobody gets to do that. She can handle herself. And people need her help.

Characters
Major Characters

Teenagers
Sophie Elizabeth FosterFitzroy Avery VackerBiana VackerDexter Alvin DizzneeMarella RedekKeefe SencenTam SongLinh SongWylie Endal

Adults
Known Black Swan Members
Mr. ForkleBlurCoiffeDella VackerGraniteJuline DizzneeLivvyLurMagnate Leto KerlofMityaPrentice EndalSiorSir TierganSir AstinSquallTimkin HeksTinkerWraithJolie Lucine Ruewen

Known Neverseen Members
Alvar Soren Vacker/The Boy Who DisappearedBrantFintan PyrenGethenJolie Lucine RuewenLady GiselaRuy IgnisTrixUmberVespera

Important Bodyguards
SandorGrizelFloriRomhildaBotrosNubitiTarina

Other
Alden VackerElwinLady Cadence TalleLord CassiusEdaline RuewenGrady 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

Teenagers
Stina HeksJensi BabblosMarucaDempseyValinLexRexBexDamel KafutaShayda AdelTrellaAudricHuxley

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

Other
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
Other
Mr. SweeneyBethany LopezEleanor WrightEthan Benedict Wright IIGarwin Chang

Goblins (Category)
Queen HyldaBrielleBunheadCadocCouncillors' BodyguardsLefty and RightyLoviseWoltzer

Ogres (Category)
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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

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