Main Characters – Protagonists
Lily Martin and Kayli Latka
The main characters of Opposing Magics are two young women just entering their 20’s for the first time. Though they’ve never met before this trip, Kayli and Lily’s lives are intertwined in a deeply profound way. They’re Soulmates!
Lily is a Canadian White cis lesbian woman (she/her) who isn’t out to her parents yet. She wants to go on this cabin trip with her friends because she feels disconnected from the group and yearns for real closeness.
Kayli is a White-passing First Nations cis lesbian woman (she/her). Her adopted family knows she’s a lesbian and supports her. She wanted to go on this trip because it sounded like partying and fun, and she’s impulsive.
Main Characters – Antagonists
Daniel Borde and Ethan Hayes
The main antagonists of Opposing Magics are a pair of Soulmates with a nasty streak.
Daniel Borde is a French-Canadian White cis man (he/him) in his 50’s. Ex-military and gruff, this man will stop at nothing to get what he wants – including kidnapping.
Ethan Hayes is a Canadian White cis man (he/him) in his 30’s. He follows Daniel around like a lost puppy, though that’s no fault of his own. Daniel rescued him from a car wreck.
Tom is a Punjabi bisexual non-binary person (they/them), and a central side character in Opposing Magics. They’re a very gentle person, and firm when they need to be. Kayli invited them to the party to be moral support, since the only other person she knew there was Taylor.
Taylor is a White, bisexual cis man (he/him). He’s the glue that holds the everyone together. Everyone knows Taylor, and Taylor is a sweetheart most of the time! He just doesn’t take anyone’s shit. He owns the cabin everyone is coming to visit this weekend, and drives Lily and Kayli all the way to Wilson.
Andy and Lynn, Evan and Kael
Tom’s friends. Andy and Lynn are a pair of soulmates, and so are Evan and Kael.
Andy (short for Andrea) is a hotheaded White trans woman (she/her) in her 40’s. She’s a bit of a rocker stuck in the 80’s. Lynn is a Latina cis woman (she/her) also in her 40’s. She’s softer spoken than Andy and is usually her voice of reason. They both took in Evan and Kael when they Sparked in High School.
Evan and Kael are younger friends of Andy and Lynn. The younger of the two, Evan, is a super shy and gentle cis man (he/him). Kael is gender-nonconforming (he/him), and tall and loud and kind.
You can meet the rest of the characters by reading Opposing Magics in the future!