"I was the Ascendant King, meant to rise. And so I would." - The Shadow Throne
Jaron Artolius Ekburtt III is the king of Carthya as well as the main character and POV of the Ascendance Trilogy. Jaron is described to have "light brown hair with darker streaks underneath, a mischievous smile, and a hint of trouble in his bright green eyes." When he was Sage, he had long, dirty blond hair that fell over his eyes.
- Jaron was born on May 7th
- He carries the symbol of the Avenian Pirates
- Nielsen has confirmed that after the Shadow Throne, he and Imogen do have a child. No information about the child has been released.