The world of The Age of Merrik features a wide variety of characters. The novel centers around Merrik and branches out to others with connections to him.
The majority of characters are either from Tyera (Merrik's country) or Rikan (Tyera's neighboring country).
Sword masters are very important. They are guardians of countries and fiercely oppose King Malik's forces. They numbers are diminishing, however, leaving Merrik to defend his country mostly on his own.
The General Zsastar, the "Son of Malik," attacked Tyera and Rikan in a battle called Shattered Sky and returns eight years later to seek vengeance on the people who fought back against him.