Ephraim ti Horn is one of the four narrators in Iron Gold, the first of a new trilogy which takes place ten years after Morning Star.

Once a loyal member of the revolutionary Sons of Ares, Ephraim ti Horn lost everything in the Rising, including his husband, Trigg. In the years since, Ephraim has had no choice but to turn to a life of crime in order to survive, but when a dangerous new client hires him for the heist of the millennium, Ephraim quickly realizes he is in over his head…[1]

After his fiancé Trigg ti Nakamura dies, Ephraim works for the Sons of Ares. His men are captured and skinned in front of him. Virginia pardons the Gold responsible. This makes Ephraim hate the Republic.

Ephraim becomes a high-end thief who steals for brokers. He lives in Imbrium City on Luna, and his only friend remaining is an Obsidian.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Ephraim has a bad leg and is 1.75 (5'7") tall. He is 47 years old, but according to Lyria, he looks to be a man in his thirties.[2]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Ephraim is, on the surface, a very rough and closed off person who does not seem to care about anybody, even himself. Eventually it turns out he cares deeply about several people such as Volga and Trigg. Trigg's death left him depressed. He also starts abusing the drug Zoladone, which reduces empathy.

Involvement[edit | edit source]

Iron Gold[edit | edit source]

  • 753 PCE

Dark Age[edit | edit source]

  • 754 PCE

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Romantic Interests[edit | edit source]

  • Trigg ti Nakamura

Fiance. Killed by Aja au Grimmus while aiding in Darrow's rescue from the Jackal.

Allies[edit | edit source]

  • Volga Fjorgan

Though originally she served as his muscle during his freelance jobs, he felt compassion for her when they were separated.

  • Holiday ti Nakamura

Though Ephraim and Trigg were only engaged, Holiday still considers Ephraim her brother-in-law.

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Only thing easy is entropy." - Iron Gold, Ch. 14

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Pierce Brown website
  2. Iron Gold, Chapter 50
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