Harry Paget Flashman - He is a man regarded as a hero but sees himself as the greatest of cowards. In fact, he never tires of drawing attention to his weaknesses and shortcomings.
Maharani Jeendan - She is a woman of seemingly insatiable appetites. She also displays the qualities of a cold and calculating ruler, including a ruthlessness that seems almost superhuman.
Mangla - Despite being a servant, she is one of the most powerful individuals in the Punjabi court. Sold as a child, she works her way up in wealth and influence.
Jassa, a.k.a. Dr. Josiah Harlan - Among his more notorious deeds include being a military doctor, attempting to have himself installed as a king and using an appointment as regional ruler to start a counterfeiting operation.
George Broadfoot, a.k.a. The Black-coated Infidel - He concocts the idea to send Flashman...
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