Meet the Characters of The Dead Things Series by Martina McAtee
Come back each week and meet some new friends.
This week the Ember and Mace
November Samara Isabel Lonergan
Class: Fae - Seelie
Parents: Seraphina Lonergan & Daniel Bishop
Cousins: Kai & Tristin Lonergan
Birthday: November 1st, 1998
Likes: Harry Potter, Drawing, Having a Family
Hates: School, the Grove, Liars
Ember spent twelve years of her life believing she was human. She learned her true identity when her father died, dissolving the spell that bound her magic and cloaked her location. Ember has learned the truth of her family and her mother’s death twelve years ago. She now resides in Belle Haven as a member of the Belladonna Pack as she learns what it means to be a necromancer and how to live in a real family.
Balthazar (Mace) Benjamin
Class: Fae - Unseelie
Species: Sluagh (Soul-Eater)
Parents: William Benjamin & Beatrice Chadwick
Siblings: Anastasia & Theodora Benjamin
Birthday: June 3rd, 1849
Likes: Learning, Biting Sarcasm, Causing Trouble
Hates: Losing, Compromising, Being Caught Off Guard
Former assassin for the Grove and former occasional mercenary for Allister Talbot. In his human life, he was known as Balthazar and he was no saint. For 150 years, he sustained himself on the souls of others, both human and supernatural, while he remained soulless. His soul was accidentally restored, but then forcibly removed, by Ember during a ritual. Currently an exiled spirit without a body.
Meet Mace and Ember in Book 1 Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things by Martina McAtee
17 year old Ember Denning has made an art of isolating herself. She prefers the dead. She spends her days skipping school in old cemeteries and her nights hiding from her alcoholic father at the funeral home where she works. When her own father dies, Ember learns her whole life is a lie. Standing in the cemetery that’s been her sanctuary, she’s threatened by the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen and rescued by two people who claim to be her family. They say she’s special, that she has a supernatural gift like them…they just don’t know exactly what it is.
They take her to a small Florida town, where Ember’s life takes a turn for the weird. She’s living with her reaper cousins, an orphaned werewolf pack, a faery and a human genius. Ember’s powers are growing stronger, morphing into something bigger than anything anybody anticipated. Ember has questions but nobody has answers. Nobody knows what she is. They only know her mysterious magical gift is trying to kill them and that beautiful dangerous boy from the cemetery may be the only thing standing between her and death.
As Ember’s talents are revealed so are the secrets her father hid and those in power who would seek to destroy her. What’s worse, saving Ember has put her cousins in danger and turned her friend’s lives upside down. Ember must learn to embrace her magic or risk losing the family she’s pieced together.