Edwin is a young orphan being raised by his aunt in the Saxon village where Axl and Beatrice stay at on the first night of their journey. Edwin’s mother was kidnapped by a group of men when he was a young child, and he is determined to go and rescue her when he is grown-up enough. Although he is not popular with other children, Edwin becomes friends with a man named Steffa, who tells him that he has the spirit of a warrior and, with training, could become a great one in the future. When Edwin is kidnapped by ogres, Wistan volunteers to lead a group of men into the forest to save him, which he successfully does. Edwin, however, had been bitten by a mysterious creature and the village turns against him, so Ivor asks Axl, Beatrice, and Wistan to take Edwin with them when they leave. Wistan takes on Edwin as an apprentice and tells Edwin that he will teach him how to be a warrior. Edwin is excited to have found a warrior to train him, but is also still determined to find his mother. By the end of the book, it is made clear that because he has been bitten by a dragon, Edwin believes Querig is his mother and has developed a sort of sixth sense enabling him to find her. Wistan uses Edwin to find Querig so he can slay her and restore everyone’s memories. On the way, Wistan makes Edwin promise to hate the Britons and kill them when the time comes. Edwin agrees, but, in the end, chooses not to kill Axl and Beatrice even though they are Britons.