Hyacinthe is the half Tsingano, half D'Angeline best friend of Phèdre nó Delaunay. He is frequently referred to as the Prince of Travelers.



Hyacinthe appears in every book but Kushiel's Chosen and Kushiel's Scion.

Early LifeEdit

Anasztaizia, Hyacinthe's mother, was abandoned by her family after they believed she lost her virtue by being raped by a D'Angeline. She earned her money in part by using the dromonde to tell fortunes.

In Kushiel's DartEdit

Hyacinthe met Phèdre nó Delaunay de Montrève when Phèdre escaped from Cereus House the day she was to meet Anafiel Delaunay. They quickly became best friends and worked together to try to solve the mystery of Delaunay's past, though Anasztaizia warned that Phèdre would rue the day she learned solved the puzzle.

When Phèdre returned to Terre d'Ange after being captive in Skaldia, she turned to Hyacinthe as one of the few people she could trust.

Hyacinthe accompanied Phèdre and Joscelin Verreuil on their journey to Alba to assist Drustan mab Necthana in winning his crown. It was his ide that Joscelin dress as a Mendacant and that they follow Tsingani routes. On their way, they come across a Tsingani horse fair, and Hyacinthe for the first time meets his mother's family, who accept him eagerly. However, he too is cast out when he speaks the dromonde to ease Phèdre's fears when she spots Melisande Shahrizai at the fair.

When they arrive in Alba, Hyacinthe feels an affinity for Drustan's sisters, as they also have the gift of prophecy. He begins to have feelings for Drustan's youngest sister, Moiread mab Necthana. Unfortunately, Moiread is killed during the Battle of Bryn Gorrydum. The death of Moiread hits Hyacinthe hard, and Phèdre tries to comfort him by using her skills as a servant of Naamah.

On their way back to Terre d'Ange, they are stopped by the Master of the Straits, who calls Hyacinthe and others ashore to the Three Sisters. The Master of the Straits bids his captives solve a riddle before they may leave, the catch being that the one who solves the riddle is doomed to become the new Master of the Straits—control the waters between Alba and Terre d'Ange, and to age but live eternally. Though Phèdre solves the riddle first, Hyacinthe sacrifices himself by using the dromonde to look backwards into history and give a more complete answer. He then enters training to become the next Master of the Straits upon the death of the current Master—the son of Rahab. Before she leaves, Phèdre again uses Naamah's arts to comfort Hyacinthe.

Overlooking the Sea

Hyacinthe as Master of the Straits by ki-chan[1]

In Kushiel's AvatarEdit

The son of Rahab dies and Hyacinthe takes over as Master of the Straits. Meanwhile, Phèdre has been searching for the means to free Hyacinthe from his curse. After a long wait for Hyacinthe, she speaks the name of the One God and binds Rahab, freeing him. Afterwards, although the Tsingani want him to be their leader, Hyacinthe declines, and instead chooses to marry Sibeal and live in Alba.

In Kushiel's JusticeEdit

Hyacinthe and Drustan's sister Sibeal mab Necthana are married and have children, yet they refuse to allow their children to become the next Cruarch of the mother of the next Cruarch, though this would solve the problem of those in Terre d'Ange who wish to ensure D'Angeline influence in Alba for years to come. Hyacinthe asks Phèdre and Joscelin to hide the pages of the lost book of Raziel that taught Hyacinthe his power.

In Kushiel's MercyEdit

At Imriel nó Montrève de la Courcel's request, Hyacinthe searches for Melisande in his sea mirror over Alba and Terre d'Ange to no avail.

After Carthage has been defeated, Hyacinthe threatens that if Carthage ever hurts those he loves again, he will not hesitate to sink it beneath the waves, which suggest he, as the Master of the Straits, has power over more water than just the body of water called the staits between Alba and Terre D'Ange.