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LIBRARY JUMPERS … introducing the cast of characters.

Monday, 21 April 2014  |  Posted by Brenda Drake


Since I’m deep in revisions for THE SEVENTH HEIR (book two in the Library Jumpers trilogy), I thought I’d share the characters I’ve been living with for years now.  They’ve become a big part of my life and, at times, I forget they exist only in my mind and live only within the pages of my novel. Here’s a mini-synopsis for LIBRARY JUMPERS.


Sixteen-year-old Gia Kearns would rather spar with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather-clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, busts her staring at him while she’s with her friends researching for their summer essays.

When he suddenly disappears, Gia swipes the book he abandoned and unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a gateway book linking the world’s libraries, where hidden behind bookcases lies a magical world and a rising evil that will alter both the Mystik and human realms, returning them to a time when frightening creatures openly roamed the earth and fed on humans.

Jumping into some of the world’s most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t struggling to fit into her new life as a Sentinel—magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books—or busy resisting forbidden love. But as the threat from an exiled wizard seeking revenge rises, Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik’s world and her own, before they’re both destroyed.


So without further ado, I give you the cast of LIBRARY JUMPERS…


Gia (2)_gritty

Gianna “Gia” Kearns

Age: 16


Battle Globe: unknown

Description: Athletic bookworm with a fear of traffic and an affection for Root Beer Lipsmackers.

“Are you afraid of me? ’Cause you should be. I’m the one Agnost foretold.”



Arik Baine

Age: 17


Battle Globe: Red (Fire)

Description: Leader, strong silent type, and fiercely loyal.

“Friends don’t think of each other the way I think of you. As it is, I can’t sleep at night worrying about you being here. The danger you face.”



Bastien Renard

Age: 18

Novice Wizard

Description: High wizard’s son, the “rock star” of the Mystik world, and compassionate.

“I’m falling for you, Gia, and with time, I’ll prove to you we belong together. Go ahead and have your fun with Arik, but it’s my arms you’ll end up in one day. I’ll wait for you.”


Nick D’Marco

Age: 16

Gia’s Best Boy Friend

Description: Sarcastic, careless, a goof, and protective of his friends.

“No joke. She’s fiery.” … “Good thing I like spicy.”









Afton Wilson

Age: 16

Gia’s BFF

Description: Beautiful, fashionista with attitude, and popular with the guys.

“This is so antiquated. But, hey, the boy is smoldering. I say go for it.”



Demos Nicoli

Age: 17


Battle Globe: Green (Wind)

Description: Joker, flirtatious, and has a hidden sensitive side.

“You needn’t be frightened, sweet. I’ll take care of you.”



Lei Chen

Age: 16


Battle Globe: Yellow (Lightning)

Description: Blunt, cunning, and graceful.

“No worries, ducky. We keep the Mystiks from entering your world, and we take care of the naughty ones.”



Kale Valte

Age: 17


Battle Globe: Purple (Stun)

Description: Quiet, reflective, and would rather negotiate than fight.

“You only lose what you choose to lose.”










Jaran Turay

Age: 16


Battle Globe: Blue (Water)

Description: Caring, optimistic, and a friend to all.

“I will fight until my last breath for all that is good.”



Portrait of a medieval female knight in armour

The gateways between the great libraries of the world don’t require a library card, but they do harbor dangers.

Filed: Misc

  • Alexia Chantel says:

    Ooh! I love it when an author shares pics of people who match the characters in their head. It always helps us see what the author is seeing…and the descriptions sound fun! Congrats on Library Jumpers!

  • Kyla says:

    I absolutely love this book and I’m definitely going cray again because of Arik and Bastien. And I realize that this book is without prejudice due to variety of races.. Just hoping to read the next one….

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