The Songs are a distinguished elvin family, but they are scorned because of the pair of twins, Tam Song and Linh Song. They live in Choralmere, until their parents decide that they won't stand up for their children when the Council decides to banish Linh after a accidental flood. a residence overlooking the ocean, described as being a "glittering prison" by Tam. Their parents take public images very seriously, as shown when they chose to banish Linh from the Lost Cities because she had ruined the family name by nearly flooding Atlantis, and also because they wanted to be free of the shame of twins so that their family name would not suffer anymore.
The surname "Song" (originally "Tong") comes from many different human Asian cultures—it can be a Chinese, a Vietnamese, or a Korean surname. The first names of the family members are of Vietnamese origin, but on the other hand, they have been described as looking like "K-pop idols" or "like they'd stepped straight out of anime", so the lines between the different cultures have been blurred, when it comes to the elvin Song family.
In the books, he seemed harsh and rude to his children but cares deeply about his wife, Mai.
Tam Song is a shade, known to be a little creepy to Sophie and her friends when they first saw each other in Exillium. He chose to be banished with Linh and stood up for her, ruining his parents' plan to tell everyone Tam was an only child.
Linh Song was the hydrokinetic who saved Sophie foster in Exillum when she used her black swan monocle pendant to cast a white fire to break through her ropes. Linh was supposed to be ejected from Exillum for helping Sophie, but she put out the rest of the fire. She is loyal, playful, and kind.