Meet the Main Characters of Introverse
Indigo is smart, stubborn, and totally lost since a tragic car accident took her mother’s life. Loss and guilt have taken their toll on Indigo; she’s alienated her friends, can’t concentrate in school, and takes care of a father whose grief has turned him into a ghost of himself. Indigo pines for the days when everything was perfect — before the accident. She’s reluctantly torn from her passive life and thrown into a world where she is forced to find her inner strength and use her gift in order to survive the trials and joys that compel her to leave behind who she thought she was and transform into who she was always meant to be.
Coral lives only in the Introverse because her lifespan ended centuries ago. She was born in the affluent city of Seraphim, cursed with skin that contains every hue of the rainbow in a town where every living thing has been bleached of all color. Her parents spare her life in spite of the harsh law of the Paragon Perfection Act that condemns all newborns with birth defects to extermination. Coral is an outcast who lives in the shadows, but covets the glamorous lives of the beautiful Sisters of Paragon, until she is exposed and put on trial for her life. The shocking verdict handed down by the Supreme Council changes Coral’s life and the destiny of all who live in Paragon Tower and Seraphim.
Amber is thought to be a somewhat of a myth. But she is real and continues to exist in the Introverse. Born to a Mynoltz father and a Seraphim mother, she witnessed and survived the extermination of her tribe. She was sent to live with her mother’s brother, her Uncle Haz, who beat her for the sins of her mother. The people of Wyndara try to break her will, but her spirit is strong because of her belief in the holy light of Gleah where all life begins and ends in joy. Her only refuge is writing to her missing parents in a journal she fashioned from wrapping paper. Her uncle catches her writing out in the woods one day, and threatens to destroy the book. Full of fear, Amber runs blindly into the forest where she is captured by clinging vines and pulled beneath the soil to the underground dwelling of the elusive Lacooans. While trapped below the ground, her legend begins.
Jade Rose is a shy, sweet girl and gifted baker who dwells only in the Introverse. Her delicious confections are legendary, drawing people from miles away to the little bakery her parents own in the sleepy town of Ansett. But, her tomboy traits and towering height have made her invisible to the boys and girls who are pairing off and leaving her a spinster. She’s a romantic who dreams of finding someone to who’ll love her, body and soul. But she doesn’t find him. He finds her and meets her night after night beneath the starry skies and towering pines. This dark stranger promises her marriage and steals her away from her family. He takes her to live in his mansion, but there’s a catch. She must never tell her parents where she is. Jade Rose makes the choice to stay and marry him. Her devotion is put to the test when he returns home one night and reveals his darkest secret.
Reese is a young, handsome archeologist with a dry wit and an overly affectionate giant of a dog called Bones who assists Indigo in her search to find her mother in the Introverse. Intrigued by her resemblance to the ancient Lacooans, he agrees to accompany her in hope that he’ll discover a survivor of the lost tribe. At first he’s annoyed with Indigo’s constant questions and labels her “Mosquito”, but love begins to grow as they travel through the landscape of the Introverse together until destiny comes between them.