A hot-tempered, foul-mouthed, strongly opinionated brawler. This is not a woman to cross.
Abigail was raised to be tough, taught to box by her confederate solider of a father, she has difficulty making friends, but is fiercely loyal to those whose company she keeps.
Abigail is ill-at-ease with her place in the world, uncertain whether she wishes to lead or follow and unsettled by some of the political developments of the past few years. Her journey in SteamHeart is about finding a real use for herself, in a continuously expanding, and intimidating world.
A hunter who has spent her life bringing food to her tribe, the Durga. Hrao lives in Rama, a parallel Earth in which great cats, rather than apes, became the dominant species.
Inhabiting the western continent, a dense, crimson jungle, these evolved tigers live in uneasy, tribal conflict with leopards, jaguars and panthers of different tribes.
One evening, Hraoanna finds a new creature in the forest, floating down the great serpent river. It is a human child from another world.
Hrao herself is hiding a deep pain from her past. As much as she loves them, she feels isolated from her family, and it is her decision, when they are afraid of this tiny, hairless monster, to return him to his home.
But once she steps out into the uncharted jungle, the real danger in on her tail.
An eleven-year-old thief, born in Puebla, Mexico in 1871, not long before the version of Earth on that timeline encountered the Wendigo plague.
Miguel Alejandro Delgado spent most of his life on the run with his disreputable father, encouraged to steal to keep them alive. More recently, the boy has been feeling increasingly uneasy with the people whose lives are made worse because of his pilfering. However, he loves his father and wants to make him proud.
Hearing that the riverboat, run aground just outside of Memphis is in fact an abandoned thieves hideout, Miguel heads out to explore the wreck.
What he finds is not treasure, but a doorway to another place entirely, one which, in his inquisitiveness he topples through, only to find himself adrift in a winding river, surrounded by a teeming crimson jungle.
Around the time his strength to swim is beginning to give out, he encounters a ten foot tall purple tiger.
Their eventual friendship will change both of them in profound ways.