Melanie Sutherland (née Zosimus) was the daughter of Lord Gavin Zosimus and his second wife Naomi (née Cohilas). She was preceded by her adopted brother Vincent and her half-sister Laura, and followed by her brother Balian.

She survived the destruction of Isidore and was taken prisoner by King Aldous along with Laura. After Laura married Aldous, she installed Melanie as her lady-in-waiting to keep them together. This arrangement proved disastrous, as Melanie was subjected to the abuse of Aldous and his men.

To escape the mistreatment, Melanie married Malcolm Sutherland. It is unknown whether the couple had any children.

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