Lydia Carlton

Lydia Carlton the daughter of Professor Carlton is a 17 year old fairy doctor. She has the rare power to see fairies an ability she inherited from her mother. Lydia also possesses green eyes a trait of those with the gift to see fairies. She is independent and kind Lydia doesn039t hesitate to help others. She loves her father dearly and will do anything for him. She ends up working for Edgar as his consultant on fairyrelated matters after helping him retrieve the Merrow039s Sword key to him being recognized as the Blue Knight Earl by the Queen of England. Because of past difficulties Lydia dislikes the idea of falling in love and even seems to be afraid of it. When she was a child she was given a love letter by a boy who as it turns out later was dared to do so by his friends crushing her. She also cast a spell on Kelpie so that he would not come near her as his aggressive advances were troublesome to her. She doesn039t believe Edgar when he reveals his love for her and only believes he is just being his usual playboy self. Her goal is to become a fullfledged fairy doctor and frequently places herself in danger willingly when it comes to anything to do with problems between humans and fairies. She appears to have some selfesteem issues referring to her own hair as quotrustcoloredquot and comparing herself to her mother who was apparently a woman of considerable beauty everyone who knew her mother before she passed away says that they don039t look anything alike. Once in an outburst she confesses to Paul Ferman that she thinks that she isn039t cute at all and that it039s part of the reason why she tries so hard to help in other ways by working hard. Lydia currently is considered Edgar039s fiancee a status she vehemently denies despite Edgar039s courtship of her and multiple fairies calling her that. She obtained this status when she accepted a moonstone ring previously owned by Gwendolen the countess of one of the past Blue Knight Earls before Edgar which effectively meant that she accepted his proposal. The moonstone ring apparently has some protective powers of its own it prevented Lydia039s soul from being fully trapped by the fairy world in volume 6 of the novel series as well as enabling Lydia to break Kelpie039s spell on her when he tried to bring her to the fairy world by magic to prevent her from being hurt in the crossfire between Edgar and the Prince.