- Rose Hathaway - The protagonist of the story who has a one sided bond with the Dragomir princess, Lissa. At the end of the book, she is found guilty of the murder of Queen Tatiana and is sentenced to death. She is given a note from Queen Tatiana from Ambrose and discover there's a second Dragomir.
- Lissa Dragomir - Rose's best friend and the last Dragomir who has a rare element known as Spirit and can heal wounds. She is willing to help Rose by saving Dimitri. In the end she gets back together with Christian. She may have another relative who can fulfill Lissa's quorum.
- Eddie Castile - A dhampir and friend of Rose. He has a strong sense of humor, but is also serious about his guardian duties, due to him being kidnapped by a pack of Strigoi in Frostbite. The Strigoi drank his blood so much that he was at the brink of death, when Rose and Christian went to rescue the victims.
- Adrian Ivashkov - Great nephew to Queen Tatiana and Rose's boyfriend during Spirit Bound. He is also a Spirit user who can "walk" into dreams. He and Rose have trouble with their relationship when Dimitri returns. Near the end they make up before Rose is accused of his great aunt's murder.
- Christian Ozera - Lissa's boyfriend and friend of Rose. His parents went Strigoi willingly, because of that, he's an outcast. His element is fire. He is known to be very sarcastic and quick-witted, especially when he is upset and doesn't want to reveal his true feelings.
- Victor Dashkov - Lissa's "uncle" who used her Spirit ability to cure himself from his illness. He escaped from Rose and others with his brother, Robert. It is unknown what his fate is.
- Dimitri Belikov - Rose's former instructor and love interest. He is very grateful to Lissa for saving him from his Strigoi state but claims he can no longer love Rose.
- Queen Tatiana - Ruler of the Moroi and dhampir world and great aunt to Adrian Ivashkov. She shows some respect to Rose and other dhampirs. Near the end she is murdered.
- Robert Doru - Victor Dashkov's brother and a spirit user who claims to have brought a Strigoi back to their original state
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