The Perilous Gard Characters

Elizabeth Marie Pope
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Christopher Heron

Christopher is the younger brother of Sir Geoffrey who becomes Kate's guardian after Kate is exiled. Christopher is, in many ways, like his brother, though he is living under the weight of guilt when he first meets Kate. Christopher believes he is responsible for the disappearance and apparent death of his niece, Cecily. He tells Kate that Cecily had desperately needed the fulltime attention of both Christopher and Sir Geoffrey after the death of her mother. He describes spending time with the child in an attempt to comfort her, but on a particular day she followed him away from the castle and he turned his back on her, wanting only a little time to himself. Cecily disappeared during those moments and Christopher is unable to see that his desire to be alone for a few moments was a human emotion rather than a selfish one. Christopher's relationship...

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