Hera O'Leary is an Alucar woman. The illegitimate daughter of Marcus Tierney, a famous war hero, she is the half-sister of Julian Tierney, the court physician. She is estranged from her father and retains her mother's surname.

Her brother having used his position to get her a job at the palace, she serves as handmaiden to Queen Laura.


Hera holding the infant Prince Richard.