Trace, aka "Ainsley" — First seen in "Angels’ Dance".

Introduction Edit

Trace is a vampire who works for the Tower. His real name is "Ainsley". [1]

About Edit


Allegiance Edit

Powers & AbilitiesEdit

  • Gift for finding things. [1]


Occupation / Position / Title Edit

Habitat / Residence / OriginsEdit

  • The Tower
  • a scout in Raphael’s territory, works under the radar

Character / Personality / Motivations Edit

  • He was dangerous but he was also not a man who would harm a woman. He enjoyed them too much. [1]
  • Likes has a taste for poetry and art
  • seductive

Physical DescriptionEdit

  • deep dark green eyes that look almost black
  • slender form; sharp, angular beauty
  • silky black hair.
  • languid voice
  • Skinny, pretty jaw, bony ribs (Galen's assessment) [1]

Love Interests Edit

  • Jessamy — attraction, unreturned

Connections Edit

Other DetailsEdit

Biography / History Edit

Other Associated Characters, Groups, Places, Things, etc Edit

Events in the Series Edit

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0.4. "Angels’ Dance" Edit

Story takes place 400 years prior to the series. — Jessamy first meets Trace in the Tower library. She allows him to read poetry to her. She realizes by the third poem that it's she he's interested in. He says he wanted to touch her since he saw her at the Refuge. He wanted to court her but was told she wouldn't welcome it. Her wing doesn't change anything, he can't fly either. [1]

7. Archangel's Shadows Edit

He Illium's contact, helps track & acquire Umber drug; few know he's loyal to Raphael, so he can go into dark places free of suspicion;

He's injured at Club Masque when a vampire was over taken by blood lust. [2]

8. Archangel's Enigma Edit

Quotes Edit

“Ainsley?” It in no way fit this vampire whose very voice was an invitation to sin. ... “That’s why I usually kill people who use my given name,” he murmured. “Most call me Trace.” — Jessamy and Trace [1]
“It’s wild country out here. Many things get lost. I find them.” — Trace to Jessamy in the Tower, 400 years ago. [1]
“I might be many things,” he murmured, “but I don’t steal women… at least not those who don’t want to be stolen.” [1]
“...I’ve wanted to run my fingers over your skin since the first time I saw you at the Refuge.” Another pause, his perusal more open and frankly sensual. “The only reason I didn’t court you then was because I was told by more than one person that you preferred solitude, and it would distress you to be approached.” — Trace to Jessamy [1]

See Also Edit

  • [[[Full Reading List]]

Book References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 0.4 "Angels’ Dance", ch. 12
  2. Archangel's Shadows, ch.