Richard "Dick" Campbell Gansey, III
Gansey — he refuses to go by the family name “Dick” — has spent years searching for Glendower, a long-dead Welsh king. His quest brings him to Henrietta, Virginia, and to the prestigious Aglionby Academy, where he becomes a student there — a Raven Boy.
Adam, born and bred in Henrietta, attends Aglionby Academy only by virtue of scholarship money and hard work. Complicated and studious, he resents the hedonistic culture of Aglionby, even as he is Gansey’s best friend.
Dangerous as a shark and about as friendly, Ronan is one of three Lynch brothers at Aglionby Academy — but is the only one who runs with Gansey and Adam. He’s honest and fearless, even if he’s not kind, and like the rest of the Raven Boys, he keeps his own secrets close.