Evening Winterrose
Vital statistics
Blood Classification Fae
Type Daoine Sidhe
Magical Signature Roses and rowan[1]
Personal Information
Allied with Goldengreen

Queen of the Mists (liege)

Rank, Titles, Other Names aka Evelyn Winters


Family Dawn (sister, deceased)
Occupation CEO of Third Road Enterprises

Mentioned in Rosemary and Rue
Evening Winterrose - aka Evelyn Winters- is the Countess of Goldengreen and the CEO of Third Road Enterprises. She is by most accounts a cold and very self controlled person, but will do what needs to be done when it comes right down to it.[2] She has a strong sense of social standing and tradition.


Magical SignatureEdit

  • scent and taste of roses
  • snow-cold air or objects unnaturally cold [3]

Third Road Enterprises Edit

  • Evening was a traditionalist—evident in her human name and her business name.
  • had strings all over the city, tied in places so old that no one realized they were there
  • named her business Third Road Enterprises because most Faerie legends say there are three roads to any destination: the hard way, the easy way, and the long way—and threes are sacred in Faerie.
  • toy makers?
  • used to hide hope chest

Physical Appearance Edit

Like all pureblood faeries, Evening was beautiful. She looked "like the last, perfect work of a dying sculptor, ears that tapered to sharp points and eyes the impossible dark blue of midnight; she had hair that wavered between black and purple, with highlights of pink, orange, and blue, like an aurora. She was wild, terrible and strange, one of the Daoine Sidhe, the fairest of the fae, and she was never, ever human."[4] She was over a thousand years old. The only older Faerie known is Luidaeg.[citation needed]

Mortal HomeEdit

Unlike most strong Fae, Evening chose to live in the mortal world.[4] She loved San Francisco, having lived there from its birth. As an extremely wealthy person, her last residence was in one of its most exclusive residential areas. She'd lived there 40 years. Her apartment was tastefully "decorated in pinks, from a deep shade bordering on red to a pale, near-white cream."

Goldengreen Edit

  • Goldengreen — The entrance to her knowe is at the San Francisco Art Museum.
  • no subjects in Goldengreen

Possessions Edit

  • Hope Chest — Carved by Oberon’s own hands from the four Sacred Woods of Faerie—Evening compelled Toby to find it along with her killers. 
  • Summer Roads Key, golden and carved with roses

Relationship with Toby Edit

Due to Evening's ideas of social status, she and October had a contentious if respectful friendship. When her sister Dawn was killed, Toby helped find the killer. When Toby was held for harassing the Duchess of Dreamer's Glass, Evening came to rescue her.[5] Evening harassed Sylvester until he agreed to knight Toby. Additionally, Evening stopped stopped the Queen of the Mists from moving to disband Home, in Toby's name. It was not entirely selfless- she was emotionally drawing Manuel Lorimer to her service, but her ploy was effective.[6] Despite all their history, Evening was still blind to Toby's true nature in the end, placing a binding when simply asking for help would have sufficed.[4]

Events in the Series (Spoilers) Edit

Rosemary and Rue Edit

Main article: Rosemary and Rue

After Toby's enchantment broke and she was taken to the police station, she called Evening. Evening came to get her and took care of her while Toby got over her initial shock. She informed the local nobility of Toby's return and helped her reestablish her identity.

Approximately six months after Toby's return, Evening calls Toby's apartment, frantic. After leaving several desperate messages, Evening's last message puts a geas on Toby, binding her to find Winter's killers or die.[2] Toby hears screams and three gunshots before the message ends. When she goes to investigate, she finds that while Evening was shot, she was truly killed with iron. A horrified Toby feels compelled to ride her blood. While unsuccessful in finding the identity of the killers, she discovers that Winter left a key for her.

the curse on Toby gave her a taste of roses when she got far from her task of finding the killers, it faded when she got close—like a game of Hot or Cold with the rules reversed.

A Rose Goblin delivered her magical key which opened doors and drawers and gave her light in the dark. The curse itself tells Toby if she's cold or hot (far or near) to her goal. Toby finds the Hope Chest hidden away.[3]

Book References Edit

  1. Rosemary and Rue, Ch. 4
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rosemary and Rue, Ch. 2
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rosemary and Rue, Ch. 9
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Rosemary and Rue, Ch. 4
  5. Rosemary and Rue, Ch. 3
  6. Rosemary and Rue, Ch. 6

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