Nest Freemark

Nest Freemark


Part Human
Part Demon

Grandfather: Robert Freemark
Grandmother: Evelyn Freemark
Father: Unnamed Demon
Mother: Caitlin Freemark
Son: Hawk
Adopted Daughter: Harper Scott


See Also
Freemark Women


Appeared In:
Running with the Demon
A Knight of the Word
Angel Fire East

Mentioned In:
Armageddon’s Children
The Elves of Cintra


Referred To In:
The World of Shannara

Nest Freemark was the daughter of Caitlin Freemark and a Demon.


At 141Running with the Demon – p 16 she was about 5′ 8″ and 120 pounds.2Running with the Demon – p 12

Round face with a wide forehead and broad cheekbones, pug nose with a scattering of freckles, green eyes. Quirky smile. Passably attractive, but no stunner.3Running with the Demon – p 10

She often wished she looked more like Brianna Brown. Curly dark hair. Tanned legs and narrow body. Lean and rangy, as tough as nails.

At 19 she stood 5′ 10″. Her honey coloured hair was still short and curly, but the freckles had almost disappeared. Smooth round face. Her body was lean and fit.

At 29, she moved with an easy, fluid grace that belied the strength and endurance she had acquired through her training. Wide-set eyes beneath arched brows, had a round, smooth Charlie Brown face. Short and tightly curled cinnamon hair.4Angel Fire East – pp 11-12


Born January 8th, 1983.5Armageddon’s Children – p 63

When she was young she did not understand the difference between the Feeders and other Forest Creatures, which caused some issues for her when speaking to other children about them.

Was five when Wraith first appeared, and met Pick a year later. She was enlisted by Pick as his human partner in the care and upkeep of Sinnissippi Park‘s magic.

Had been friends with Jared Scott since grade school.6Running with the Demon – p 13

Strong runner and a natural athlete. When she was 13 she broke every cross-country record in Illinois for girls 14 or under. When she was 14 she competed in an 18 and under competition and in the 10,000 metre race she shattered the state high school record by nearly three minutes.7Running with the Demon – p 12

Owned two pet cats, Mr Scratch and Miss Minx.

Had a crush on Jared Scott.

Nest had never been told about her father and was told that her mother had never said who he was, although due to her Grandmother‘s reactions when Nest raised the subject she suspected she did actually know something.8Running with the Demon – p 33

Running with the Demon

One night Nest was woken by Pick who had found Bennett Scott at the mercy of the Feeders.9Running with the Demon – p 9 With Pick on her shoulders she ran through Sinnissippi Park towards the cliffs, which was the last place Pick had seen Bennett.10Running with the Demon – pp 11-15 One of the Feeders was killed by a single glance from Nest – her magic taking over the instant their eyes met.11Running with the Demon – p 17 She then took Bennett home and handed her over to Jared Scott at the door.12Running with the Demon – p 28

Bennett was the seventh child she had rescued from the Feeders that month.13Running with the Demon – p 15

A Knight of the Word

By 19 she had become the best middle distance runner ever to come from Illinois and one of the best in history. She had won several middle distance events at the previous spring’s NCAA track and field championship. She had been accepted to Northwestern University on a full track and field scholarship: her grades were good but it was her athletic prowess that got her in. In her first year she had broken several college records and one world record.

Angel Fire East

As she was getting ready for church, Findo Gask knocked on her front door. He asked if she knew where John Ross was and warned her not to help him when he did arrive. As Nest began to realise that Findo was actually a demon, Wraith began to stir awake as he could sense the danger to Nest, but Nest managed to keep him under control.14Angel Fire East – pp 16 & 19

Ten years had passed since she had last seen John Ross, and although she was no longer angry with him, she still had mixed feelings about knowing she would see him again.15Angel Fire East – pp 21-22

Drove a Taurus.16Angel Fire East – p 23

Met Josie Jackson as they approached the church and they walked in together as they were both scheduled to work in the nursery.17Angel Fire East – pp 23-25

Owned a pet cat, Hawkeye.

Armageddon’s Children

Died July 29th, 2062.18Armageddon’s Children – p 63

Nest's Magic

By the time she was 19, she had been able to do magic for a long time. At first it had frightened her, confused and troubled her. She had learnt to adapt to its demands, taught first by her grandmother and later by Pick. She learnt to control and nurture it, to find a place in her life for it without letting it consume her.19A Knight of the Word – p 13

The Feeders would not attack Nest when Wraith was around, however they did know not to meet her gaze and what would happen if they did.20Running with the Demon – pp 16-17

Wielded her magic when in direct eye contact with her opponent, whether destroying Feeders or repelling human opponents such as Danny Abbott and Lori Adami.

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    Running with the Demon – p 16
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    Running with the Demon – p 12
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    Running with the Demon – p 10
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    Angel Fire East – pp 11-12
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    Armageddon’s Children – p 63
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    Running with the Demon – p 13
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    Running with the Demon – p 12
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    Running with the Demon – p 33
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    Running with the Demon – p 9
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    Running with the Demon – pp 11-15
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    Running with the Demon – p 17
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    Running with the Demon – p 28
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    Running with the Demon – p 15
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    Angel Fire East – pp 16 & 19
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    Angel Fire East – pp 21-22
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    Angel Fire East – p 23
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    Angel Fire East – pp 23-25
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    Armageddon’s Children – p 63
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    A Knight of the Word – p 13
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    Running with the Demon – pp 16-17