Jonas is one of the four main characters and protagonist in the book. He is a paelsian peasant who lives in Paelsia. He later becomes a rebel leader of his people's revolution of centuries in the making.
Jonas is the seventeen year old son of a wine-seller,Silas Agallon, in Paelsia. He is the youngest of his older siblings, Felicia and Tomas Agallon. After his brother Tomas dies, Jonas seeks vengeance on Auranos, Aron, and Princess Cleo. He joins Cheif Basillius's forces to take over Paelsia. Now he fights for the freedom of his country against the tyranny of the King of Blood, King Gaius Damora.
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The story starts where Princess Cleo of Auranos, accompanied by Aron Lagaris, Mira Cassian, and Theon Ranus, visits the poor country Paelsia to buy Paelsia's finest wine. Jonas and his older brother, Tomas, enter in their father's store and realize trouble is occurring.
A vain and greedy Lord named Aron Lagaris wants to purchase the wine; fourteen centimos per case. Although it is a very lowly payment, Silas Agallon reluctantly accepts the purchase. However, his sons are angry and feel like their father is being cheated. Tomas and Jonas demand Lord Aron to give their father a better price for the wine or leave the country without the wine. Aron rejects their threatening offers and insists that he would buy the wine by the price he wants. The quarrel carries too far when Aron begins insulting Felicia Agallon and threatened the lives of the Agallon family. In furious rage, Tomas reaches to grab at Lord Aron, but Lord Aron stabs him deep in the throat with a golden dagger. Tomas collapse with the golden dagger still sticking deep in his throat while a horrified Princess Cleo quickly departs with Lord Aron and the others out of the market. Jonas, in dark fury and pain, shouts at the departed royals that they are dead and he will kill them. Jonas pulls the dagger out of Tomas's throat and later, Tomas succumbs to his fatal injury. Jonas is overcome with agonizing grief over the death of his beloved older brother and is bewildered on why Tomas died. His father, Silas Agallon, who is also in deep grief, says that it is fate. But Jonas says with bitter rage that it was not fate and that Tomas was not meat to die by the Auranian lord. Clutching the body of his dead brother, Jonas vowed that he will avenge Tomas by killing his brother's murderer, Aron Lagaris, and Princess Cleiona, who stood by and watch her friend kill Tomas.
After leaving his brother's funeral, a grief-stricken and angry Jonas heads to the borders of the wealthy Kingdom of Auranos with Aron Lagaris's dagger to find Lord Aron and Princess Cleo, but he is pulled back by his best friend, Brion Radenos, who tries to reason with Jonas that going to Auranos is suicide.
Jonas is very stubborn, rebellious, and holds deep hatred for royals in Auranos for keeping his people suffering in starvation and his country impoverished. When his brother was murdered by an Auranian lord, Aron Lagaris, Jonas's hatred grows thicker and darker and swears vengeance against Auranos. He is charming, gutsy, adventurous, and has developed a strong righteous side that goes against all wrong doings he had dealt with his entire life. Jonas is also fiercely loyal, compassionate, and very protective when it comes to his family, friends, and fellow comrades. Although smart and careful, Jonas is rather impulsive. His dark pained emotions take the best of him and he acts out in rage and reckless nature when he heads into danger without thinking that could harm or kill himself. He is also very strong and brave and possess qualities of a fierce fighter and a remarkable leader.
Jonas has deeply tanned, flawless skin from being outside a lot, brown hair, and copper brown eyes. He is described as a very handsome boy, but believes that he is not as handsome as his brother. Even his good looks unintentionally attract girls. He is also described to be tall, broad-shouldered, and very muscular. Although he has a pained-gaze and very serious expression on his face all the time, in very rare moments, he does show a warmer look and sometimes gives a small reassuring nod or smile. He is often covered in some dirt and wears peasant ripped clothes, but it's described that Jonas "holds himself like no other peasant ever seen" and stands more out rather than conceal himself.
Tomas Agallon- Jonas's deceased older brother. It is described that Jonas had a very close relationship with Tomas. Tomas taught Jonas many things when Jonas's was very young back then; such as hunting, fighting, heal or treat wounds and fix broken limbs, and how to steal when necessary. Like Jonas, Tomas is very rebellious, stubborn, cunning, and also has a strong disdain against royals alike. Tomas never followed the laws of Paelsia given by Paelsia's Chieftain and always broke the laws in order to care and feed his starving family. Because of that, Jonas inspires to be like his brother. Both Tomas and Jonas become enrage whenever an injustice act occurs such as the meaningless quarrel against the arrogant and vain Aron Lagaris, who gave their father a very lowly pay for the paelsian wine and insulted their sister, Felicia Agallon, in disrespect and mockery. Tomas lashes out to strangle Aron, but Aron stabbed Tomas deep in the throat with a golden dagger with Jonas witnessing the brutal murder in front of him. After Aron's quick departure, Jonas deeply grieves over the death of his beloved brother and becomes completely enrage, therefore viciously plans to exact vengeance mostly against Aron; along Princess Cleo, who also was present in the horrible incident, and Auranos. Later in the series, Jonas still grieves over Tomas and still enrages against the injustice that happened. He deeply hungers that he would find Aron, his brother's murderer, and take his life. But in the last pages of REBEL SPRING, he never got to.
Lysandra Barbas - A fellow rebel who joins Jonas in REBEL SPRING after her family is killed by the King. She hates all royals, and clashes with Princess Cleiona Bellos due to her royal status. While she argues with Jonas on his decisions as rebel leader, she cares deeply for him. She is captured at the end of REBEL SPRING after an attack on Magnus's camp by the Forbidden Mountains. In GATHERING DARKNESS, after being freed by Jonas, she accompanies him and his new friend Felix to gather the Kindred for Cleo, managing to get the Earth and Air Kindred. She and Jonas share a kiss before Jonas is injured by Felix upon the discovery that he worked for KIng Gaius and makes off with the Air Kindred. In FROZEN TIDES, after healing Jonas with the help of a "witch" named Olivia, they travel to Limeros to kill Magnus, only to form an uneasy truce with him in order to de-throne the King. While on a secret mission for Cleo, Jonas encounters Lucia in the markets with Kyan - the Fire Kindred. Lysandra takes the blow of his flames that was meant for Jonas and dies after confessing her love to Jonas, with him returning his love to her. This leaves Jonas heartbroken, but more determined to end the Damora Reign.
Felix Graebas - Felix saves Jonas in the beginning of GATHERING DARKNESS and joins him on his mission to assassinate King Gaius. Felix is shown to be very skilled in combat and has no problem in killing others. After collecting the Earth and Air Kindred, it is discovered that Felix is from the Clan of the Cobra, an assassin group under the control of the King. Upon this discovery, Jonas and Lysandra planned to ditch Felix in fear he was a double agent. However, Felix overhears their conversation and injures Jonas before revealing that while he was in the Clan of the Cobra, he had full intentions in joining Jonas and had planned on abandoning the King. Now feeling betrayed by Jonas, he takes the Air Kindred and leaves. In FROZEN TIDES, he decides his next best option is to return to King Gaius and deliver the Air Kindred as a sign of loyalty. King Gaius makes Felix one of his bodyguards on his trip to the Kraeshia Empire. While there, he begins to fall for Princess Amara, sleeping in her bed every night until she is forced to marry King Gaius. After she poisons her entire family, leaving her the sole "survivor of a rebel attack" she blames the attack on Felix and he is thrown into the dungeon. Felix is tortured and looses an eye before being rescued by Jonas, who is sorry for what he has done to Felix. Felix pledges himself to Jonas and is determined to see Amara and the King ( who allowed Amara to use Felix as a scapegoat ) suffer. Felix is also determined to kill Kyan after learning of Lysandra's demise.
Cleiona Bellos- the beautiful and young golden princess of Auranos. Jonas and Cleo have encountered one another during the brutal incident in the market. After a horrified Cleo departure with her betrothed Aron Lagaris out of the market, Jonas swore vengeance against not only on Aron, but Cleo as well. Jonas considered Cleo as a "snake" or "evil, selfish princess" because he accuses her as a royal and mistakenly envisioned her "smiling and laughing" down at his brother's corpse and for not stopping Aron for killing Tomas. Jonas challenges her with all the accusations but surprisingly, Cleo challenges him back that she is not evil and that she is deeply sorry for what happened at the market. Although Jonas claims to hate Princess Cleo, he is also seemed to be quite attracted to her not only by her stunning beauty(he admits her to be "the most beautiful girl he'd ever seen", but he still despises her), but also her feisty nature, her bravery, and her fierce spirit. Later in the series, Jonas realizes he can no longer hate or blame Cleo for his brother's passing and so the two remain a complicated, reluctant, and uneasy sort-of-truce. In REBEL SPRING, Jonas believes that Cleo is more likely a prisoner of war than an ally to King Gaius. To make certain that his beliefs are true, he visits Cleo in her chambers and asks her to be his spy against the Damoras. Cleo rejects his offer and tells him that she will never trust him. Still believing that using the princess will take down King Gaius and cease construction on the new road that has been enslaving and brutally murdering Paelsian citizens, Jonas visits Princess Cleo a second time and kidnaps her again. But since his plans to stop construction on the road are failing, Cleo tells him to let her return to the palace to stop King Gaius's search parties slaying more innocent people. Jonas stubbornly disagrees, but after he unexpectantly kisses her and forms another plan with her to stop King Gaius, Jonas lets her go. It's still whether unclear that he is growing strong (romantic) feelings for her or not, but hints in the story reveal that he is slowly coming to trust and deeply care for her. In GATHERING DARKNESS, he gathers the Earth and Air Kindred for Cleo. In FROZEN TIDES, he and Cleo both form a truce with Prince Magnus after he discovers they have been working together. He gives the Earth Kindred to Cleo ( neglecting to tell her that the Air Kindred was stolen from him ) and goes on a mission for her, during which Lysandra is murdered. He then bids Cleo farewell at the docks as he plans to follow KIng Gauis to the Kraeshia Empire.
Olivia - A self-proclaimed "witch" who heals Jonas in FROZEN TIDES, and agrees to join him. After the death of Lysandra it is revealed that she is actually a Watcher from the Sanctuary sent to protect Jonas by her elder, Timotheus. Unlike previous Watchers who exiled themselves in order to walk in the human world, she is still able to transform into a hawk and travel to and from the Sanctuary due to the "sorceress's blood" being spilled, thus removing the mystical walls that kept the Watchers trapped in the Sanctuary. While Jonas was upset with her for allowing Lysandra to die, he gives her a second chance to redeem herself and allows her to continue to protect him. Jonas describes her as gorgeous, with obsidian black hair, shimmering brown skin and emerald colored eyes.
Brion Radenos- Jonas's best friend and second-in-command of the Rebellion. Like his relationship with his brother Tomas, Jonas also has a very close friendship with Brion. He and Brion have been one of the closest of friends since childbirth and always share a sense of adventure and justice together. Brion is charming, smart, and kind. He is also very loyal, strong, brave and is considered as a brother-figure to Jonas. During Jonas's grieving for his brother Tomas, Brion comforts him as a good friend and helps him exact vengeance against the terrible things that have wronged their people and their country. Brion seems to be the only one who can calm Jonas's rage and advise him on the decisions he makes. He fights alongside with Jonas in the war of conquering Auranos, but after the death of their Chieftain and learning the truth about King Gaius, Jonas and Brion rebel against their new king and together began to form a group of courageous rebels. They have been seen together traveling around areas, hoping to recruit new rebels to join their growing army and searching for secret information to take down King of Blood. In REBEL SPRING, Brion claims he loves Lysandra, however he eventually comes to understand that she has feelings for Jonas. Brion is killed by Lord Aron after the rebels attempt to steal weapons from Magnus's traveling party. While Magnus wished to keep him alive in order to find Jonas, Aron killed him in order for his secret of killing the queen to remain a secret from Magnus, as Brion would have defended Jonas ( who was accused of killing her ). Jonas and Lysandra witnessed his murder and were deeply upset and determined to avenge him.