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Article  •  3 May 2023


Meet the characters from ‘The Sun and the Star’

Check out character profiles for featured characters in Rick Riordan and Mark Oshiro’s new book in the Percy Jackson universe.

As one of the most anticipated YA books of 2023, it’s safe to say that there’s been plenty of hype surrounding the newest book from the Percy Jackson universe, The Sun and the Star

Centring around the beloved character Nico di Angelo and his boyfriend Will Solace, the book tells the tale of the two demigods as they put themselves in danger in an attempt to save an old friend.

But other than Nico and Will, who else can readers expect to be in the book?

Read on to find out and learn a little bit about each!

Character profiles for The Sun and the Star 

A character card showing fan art of Nico di Angelo.
Image credit: @_autumncloudy_ on Instagram

Nico di Angelo

  • Species: Demigod
  • Age: 15
  • Height: 167 cm
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Dark brown
  • Lineage: Son of Hades and Maria di Angelo
  • Nicknames: Son of Hades, The Ghost King


A character card showing fan art of Will Solace.
Image credit: @kayit_z on Instagram

Will Solace

  • Species: Demigod
  • Age: 16
  • Height: 6 feet (about 1.8 meters)
  • Hair: Blond
  • Eyes: Light Blue
  • Lineage: Son of Apollo and Naomi Solace
  • Nicknames: Son of Apollo, Significant Annoyance 


A character card showing fan art of Bob from Percy Jackson.
Image credit: @_berhita on Instagram


  • Species: Titan
  • Age: Immortal
  • Height: 10 feet (about 3 meters)
  • Hair: Silver
  • Eyes: Silver
  • Lineage: Son of Ouranos and Gaea
  • Nicknames: Iapetus, Titan of Mortality, Pain, and Brutal Death


A character card showing fan art of Rachel Dare from Percy Jackson.
Image credit: @moonsscared on Instagram

Rachel Dare

  • Species: Human
  • Age: 17
  • Height: 170 cm
  • Hair: Red
  • Eyes: Green
  • Lineage: Daughter of Mr Dare and Mrs Dare
  • Nicknames: Oracle of Delphi, Red-Headed Nightmare


A character card showing fan art of Dionysus from Percy Jackson.
Image credit: @spooked_bees on Instagram.


  • Species: God
  • Age: Immortal
  • Height: Unknown
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Purple
  • Lineage: Son of Zeus and Semele
  • Nicknames: Mr D, Wine Dude


A character card showing fan art of Chiron from Percy Jackson.
Image credit: @brbuttons on Instagram


  • Species: Centaur
  • Age: Immortal
  • Height: Above average
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Lineage: Son of Kronos and Philyra
  • Nicknames: Mr Brunner, Trainer of Horses


Want to know which Percy Jackson character you are? Take this fun quiz to find out! 

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From the World of Percy Jackson: The Sun and the Star (The Nico Di Angelo Adventures)
The new Percy Jackson World novel featuring fan-favourite characters, Nico and Will - now in paperback!
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