|Lazarus (The Mace)|
|Full name:||Lazarus of the Mace (formerly Christian)|
Lazarus, also known as The Mace, is the second-in-command of the soldiers that guard Kelsea Glynn.
Lazarus grew up in a very rough part of new London. Originally named Christian, he was given the name Mace by those that watched him fight in the child-fighting rings, otherwise known as the Creache. He learned to kill at a very young age, and is still traumatized by his childhood, which he does not like to talk about.
Lazarus was a queen's guard for Kelsea's mother, Queen Elyssa and has been rumored to have had sexual relations with her before.
Queen of the Tearling
Lazarus is charged by Carroll to escort Kelsea to her throne in New London. He succeeds, although they get some help from The Fetch in escaping the Caden. When they arrive at the Keep he is appointed Captain of the Queen's Guard. He also rules the kingdom in the Queen's absentia, e.g. during the time she was wounded from attacks by the Regent's Guard and the Caden.
Invasion of the Tearling
work in progress
Lazarus is rather cold, calculating and ruthless, although this only helps him in his new job as he can read the minds of people very well. He is very decisive and tactful and is a clear leader, able to command the Queensguard with smooth efficiency.
Lazarus has become very close with Kelsea through being the Captain of the Guard. He is almost like a father figure to Kelsea.
Lazarus is considered to be an extremely capable fighter, operating on a whole different level compared to the rest of the Queen's Guard and even the Caden. This is shown during his fight defending Kelsea in the first book, where he fights and kills four Caden at once, often killing them in a single well-hit blow. He often thinks ahead of his opponents, not just one step but ten steps. More than once, he can analyse defenses and determine where all of the weak spots are and how to improve them. Even the Red Queen admits that he is "very dangerous, a ruthlessly effective blood hound.