The King of the Spring Court
William Alastair Norwood
(Boy) King of Spring, (Boy) King of the Spring Court, the Hollow King (post-Oleander)
The Spring Court
Brandish Your Iron and Ash
Human. Kidnapped by the Fae as a young child and raised to believe he was one of them.
Slim and lean
Light, dusted with freckles
Neatly styled, kind of wavy
Has several scars across his back from when he tried to interrupt Clove's execution and was whipped for it.
Iam is an enthusiastic and slightly vulnerable king, a mere 14 years old when his mother, Queen Juniper, was assassinated. He is relatively inexperienced and very young by Fae standards. Iam is initially weak-willed but comes into his own over the course of the story. He has a large heart and genuinely wants to change things, but is very naive when it comes to the lives of humans and the non-royal Fae. When his friend and caretakeris executed, he has a harsh awakening to the realities of the world, especially when he narrowly avoids an assassination attempt soon after, and it sends him into a brief but notable bit of cynicism.
Tends to gesture heavily with his hands, though he tries to do so less once becoming king, cocks his head to the left when deep in thought.
Plant identification, violin.
To harbor the Carinters and to protect the courts from Oleander.
Plotting against, planning his scripts for court meetings.
Doesn't stand up for himself, lets the other royals walk all over him, too trusting, self-sacrificing even when he shouldn't be, hopelessly naive when it comes to humans and the poor, a bit air-headed at times. Optimistic to a fault.
Against humans, believing them to be inferior to Fae and in need of constant protection. Grows out of this after getting to know.
Gains the ability to be immune to faery manipulations
The second youngest child of King Phillip and Queen, Iam was kidnapped from his mother by Queen Juniper of the Spring Court during the faery raids when he was six. She removed his memory of prior life and raised him as her son, making him believe he was Fae.
Given a very thorough education by his mother to include both regular and classical subjects
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