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Brook Redfern
Biographical Information
Born
  • Unknown
Status
  • Deceased
Cause of Death
  • Mortally Wounded
Killed By
  • Unknown
Physical Information
Species
Gender
  • Male
Relationship Information
Soulmate
Family
Relatives


Leave her alone! It's not her fault. She doesn't have to die!
— Brook pleading to save his daughter's life [1]


Brook Redfern was the father of Jez Redfern and the older brother of Bracken Redfern. Due to falling in love with a human, Brook and his wife were killed by the Night World for breaking the Night World laws.

HistoryEdit

Early LifeEdit

Much of Brook's life is unknown, but at some point, he fell in love with a human woman named Roxanne Goddard. Eventually, the two had a daughter together (who would later be revealed to be one of the Wild Powers). As punishment for breaking the Night World laws, Brook and his family were attacked by vampires. A struggle ensued, in which Roxanne presumably died and left Brook mortally wounded trying to save Jez's life. He managed to deliver four-year-old Jez to his brother before dying, trusting him to protect her and not hand her over to the Night World Elders.

HuntressEdit

While hunting down a human gang in Muir Woods, Brook's daughter - now seventeen year old Jez Redfern - suddenly has a flashback to the attack against him and his wife. This makes Jez suspect that she's half-human, a fact confirmed by Brook's brother Bracken.

Physical AppearanceEdit

He was described to be a tall man by Jez during a flashback, and possibly good looking as per his vampire heritage. Given that both his brother and his daughter are described as having silvery-blue eyes, it can be assumed Brook also had this eye color.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Although he displayed no powers, Brook presumably has the powers of a typical vampire. Seeing as he was able to escape from his attackers with his daughter before succumbing to his wounds, Brook appears to be a capable fighter.

EtymologyEdit

  • Brook is an English word for a "small stream".
  • Redfern means "dweller by the red fern" and is derived from "Red Fern", the first existing lamia vampire and son of Maya.

TriviaEdit

  • His name was revealed on the Harman and Redfern Family Tree found on L. J. Smith's official website.
  • Both Brook and Bracken are stated to be the grandchildren of the late Opal and Hodge Burdock on the family tree, though technically they wouldn't have the Redfern name due to the lamia tradition of surnames being passed through the male line (Opal married out of the Redfern Family and thus "Burdock" would be Brook and Bracken's true surnames). The family tree does, however, contain several other errors and therefore may not be correct in regards to Brook's lineage.
  • Brook falling in love and eventually having a child with a human might not have been coincidental, as his daughter's birth was prophesied and later revealed to be a Wild Power.
  • He is one of the earliest known Redferns (and vampires) to have fallen in love with a human. This may suggest that he and his wife were possibly soulmates.

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