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Malec (pronounced: Ma-leek[1]) is a child of Nyktos and his consort Seraphena Mierel, and the twin brother of Ires.


Early Life

Malec was raised in Iliseeum by his father Nyktos and his mother, an unnamed mortal consort of Nyktos. He was formerly the King of Atlantia before Eloana Da'Neer and the Council exiled him for giving his blood to Isbeth and ascending her.

The Crown of Gilded Bones

Isbeth mentions Malec and their relationship and what happened between him and Eloana. He is originally believed to be the father of Poppy by Eloana and others but is later revealed to be her Uncle by Nektas. During their conversation Poppy realizes he is likely alive but kept entombed beneath the Blood Forest where he would waste away but not die, rather trapped in a place between dying and death.

After recruiting the Draken for Atlantia, Poppy sends a message to Isbeth about going to war and notes that Malec is alive and she knows where to find him.

The War of Two Queens



Eloana states that Malec wasn't a bad man or a bad ruler. She says that for a long time he was fair, just, generous, kind and that he was never abusive. Though he was unfaithful she believed it was because there was unrest stirring inside him and that he had become something else. She explains that the generosity and kindness faded but she believed it was because he became lost.

Isbeth mentions that they were in love and that he was a good man who would have done anything for her. That he wanted to eradicate the vampry to save Atlantia. She claims he grew tired of Iliseeum and wanted to explore beyond the Mountains of Nyktos.

Physical Description

His full appearance has not been described but he is believed to green eyes like Poppy and his twin Ires. His hair is red but carries more brown in it and his skin is a little darker than Poppy's.

Powers & Abilities


  • Empathy: Malec inherited his father's power of empathy, allowing him to reach out and feel emotions in people. Malec uses a dark variation of this by taking emotions and turning it against others.
  • Healing: Malec is able to heal wounds with his touch, like his mother Seraphena, and his niece Penellaphe.
  • Death Manipulation


  1. Pronunciation Guide in The War of Two Queens