The protagonist, Alexa Costa, and her guardian, Ivy are confident and clever, as well as skilled in swordplay and shooting. A minor character, Sophie, is an excellent markswoman as well as a scholar. The antagonist, Queen Jada, is also skilled in weaponry and is incredibly cunning. The second protagonist, Caleb Whitman, greatly respects women and loves Alexa for her wild spirit. Several of the fictional countries in the story are named for women, including Netira, Minako, and Andina.