Iris Latneau's younger cousin
Eilene Harte is Lady Iris’s younger cousin, as different from her as day from night in many regards. Eilene is a romantic idealist not yet tarnished by the harsh realities of life in the Seven Kingdoms. Although her house has known war, war has not directly touched her, and Eilene dreams of a realm at peace, where the responsibilities of knights revolve around tourneys and wooing noble young ladies such as herself.
She’s both happy for Iris and jealous of all the attention her older sister is getting. At age 15, Eilene, too, is ripe for marriage, although she hopes Iris’s will permit her to marry a man of her choosing, or at least influence the choice.
Other than her naiveté, Eilene Harte’s greatest fault is her love of gossip. She has already turned many of the members of her uncle’s house into her secret spies, who feed her choice bits of news about the various goings-on. She suspects her sister is not so happy with her impending nuptials as others believe.