Surrogate auction profile: Lot 197, age sixteen, height five feet seven inches, weight one hundred and thirty pounds. Unusual eye color, violet. Four years of training, with scores of 9.6 on the first Augury, 9.4 on the second, and a tremendously impressive 10.0 on the third. Prodigious skill with stringed instruments, particularly the cello.
Violet has black hair that falls in waves down her back. Her skin is ivory and her eyes are violet. She is described as being a pretty girl, slightly plump, with a full face and big eyes. She has round cheeks, and her lips are full.At age 12: She had a thin and pinched face. Her nose, cheekbones, eyebrows, lips, and the little point of her chin were all thin. Her eyes were huge and violet, taking up half of her face.
Violet was born and raised in the Marsh. She was diagnosed a surrogate when she was 12, the time she experienced her first menstruation. She was then brought to Southgate where she studies the Auguries as well as the history of Lone City. She becomes a surrogate at the estate of the Duchess of the Lake. She is known as #197 in the Auction.
- Violet has 2 siblings, a sister named Hazel Lasting and a brother named Ochre Lasting.
- Violet's best friend is Raven.
- She also meets a handsome boy, Ash Lockwood, who is under the Duchess’s control as well, and a forbidden love erupts. But their illicit affair has consequences, which will cost them both more than they bargained for.
- Violet was named for her violet eyes.
- According to the Key Characters section of the official map of The Lone City, Violet is also a "cello prodigy".