|Occupation||Captain of the Carthyan Guard|
|Position||Captain of the Carthyan Guard|
|Home||Drylliad, Carthya, and (formerly) Benton, Carthya|
|Appearances|| The False Prince |
The Runaway King
The Shadow Throne
Roden Harlowe had competed for the throne in The False Prince. He is described as tan, healthy looking, and the strongest of all the other boys.
The False PrinceEdit
Roden was originally from the same orphanage as Latamer, who was killed by Cregan as an example . hes a good boy he has a dog who died
He was one of the most desperate, along with Tobias, to get chosen, and was originally chosen, though because he was unable to do a trick that Prince Jaron did, Sage was chosen in his place to be the prince.
Roden betrayed Jaron, having been secretly trained with Cregan, and the others at the end of the book, challenging Jaron to a duel. Roden and Jaron fought but Jaron didn't want to kill him, and let him run.
Roden became evil and harboured anger towards Jaron so he became a pirate, with his purpose now being to destroy Carthya and kill Jaron. Roden is off at sea but comes back when he hears the name Sage. He kills Devlin and becomes the Pirate King. He captures Jaron in exchange for Imogen's freedom and Jaron is put in jail. He has a plan for Jaron but is afraid that Jaron will escape the prison. He breaks Jaron's right leg but Jaron escapes the prison and challenges Roden as King of Pirates. He asks Roden to become captain of the guard after he wins the fight, resulting in him and Jaron becoming good friends, with Jaron naming Roden Captain of the Carthyan Guard.
Roden and Jaron's bond grows while Roden also develops into a better Captain of the Guard in order to win the war. Roden is captured in the ending and is going to be hanged beside Jaron. Fortunately Jaron saves both of them and Jaron reveals to him that Rulon Harlowe is his father.