|“||No one suffers as beautifully as you.||”|
Holland has charcoal black hair and very pale skin. His left eye holds the mark of an Antari while his right is a dull green. He has very deep and visible scars along his forearms and wrists, due to the torture that Athos put him through when he was bound to him. After trapping Osaron within the Inheritor and losing his magic, his hair becomes a stark white and both his eyes a normal green.
Holland is normally very calm and collected, revealing very little as to how he felt in certain situations. However, he is not completely able to hide his feelings and frequently shows that he feels very strongly about his London and world.
When he was younger, Holland could feel and express emotions like everyone else; however, he lost the capacity of showing emotions when he was under the Danes' command.
Holland lived a difficult childhood, growing up in the slums of White London. At a young age, Holland learned to fight and became very powerful. His brother Alox attempted to murder him when he was nine years old. Holland then slaughtered his brother in an act of self-defense.
When Holland was eighteen, his first girlfriend Talya tried to kill him because someone in the market offered to pay her in silver. He killed her, also in self-defense, and never dated anyone ever again.
He later became a knight for King Ros Vortalis. During Vortalis' rule, Holland met Kell Maresh, who was twelve or thirteen at the time. He generally disliked Kell for most of the time they knew each other, but they formed an unsteady friendship when they had to leave a bespelled Red London to find the way to defeat Osaron.
When the Danes took the throne from Vortalis (they poisoned him and he died in Holland's arms), Athos Dane carved a soul seal into Holland's chest, taking away his free will. If Athos says jump off a cliff, Holland jumps off a cliff. Once they had made sure Holland was their permanent Antari pet, they forced him to murder everyone who had ever worked for Vortalis, and most of them knew Holland, so they died with confusion and fear in their eyes.
Holland was then their personal slave for seven years.
In October 1819, Holland is sent to Red London by Athos and Astrid Dane to bring a letter to Maxim Maresh, but is unable to stay to get Maxim's reply. Still, Holland finds the time to head to Rhy Maresh's chambers. He dismisses Gen who is guarding Rhy before he talks with the prince and gives him a necklace. Holland tells Rhy that it is Astrid and Athos' gift for his upcoming birthday and that he has purchased it in Red London.
After Rhy accepts the present, Holland leaves and runs into Parrish, Rhy's other guard who has returned from a bathroom break. Annoyed, Holland wipes Parrish's memory of his and Rhy's conversation before he travels back to White London.
Talya is Holland's ex-girlfriend. He was madly in love with her, and they even attempted to build a life together in the slums of White London. However, their romance ended when Talya was paid to murder Holland, only to be killed by him instead.
Although Vortalis initially attempted to kill Holland due to his magical and fighting prowess, he later asked him for his help to kill the king and take the throne. They both succeeded and Vortalis became the new king and Holland became the new knight of White London.
Ojka is a knight serving under Holland during his rule of White London. Ojka has great respect for Holland and vice-versa. Ojka has very strong feelings for Holland, although it is difficult to tell whether she respected Holland as a superior or had a romantic attraction to Holland. While Holland greatly cares for Ojka, especially after Osaron possesses her corpse, it is unknown whether he harbored romantic feelings for her.
Lila and Holland's relationships gets off to a rocky start after Holland murders Barron, the closest thing Lila had to a family. Lila swears revenge, making numerous attempts on taking Holland's life throughout the series. Later, however, Holland saves Lila's life after she is stabbed in the chest. After this event, Lila begins to slowly trust Holland more and more and he eventually earns her respect.
Skills and abilities
- Fighting: Holland is a highly skilled and calculating fighter who uses his magic reflexively and with precision to defeat his enemies.
- Magic: As an Antari, Holland possesses great magical power. Furthermore, he has a deep knowledge of magic and knows Antari spells unknown to even Kell Maresh who studied under Aven Essen Tieren Serense.
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- Holland never had cake.
Out of Universe
- Schwab tried to keep Holland alive; however, his survival did not fit into his storyline as the someday king which demanded his sacrifice.
- Holland's Starbucks order would be black coffee. If Rhy were to order him a drink, it would be a mocha "just to watch his face." He would also be the one who scowls at people who use their laptops.
- If Holland had to live through lockdown, he would sulk and stare out of windows.
|Astrid Dane • Athos Dane • Beloc • Holland Vosijk • Nasi • Ojka • Ros Vortalis • Talya • Woman in a blue cloak|
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