Here's a quick rundown of our main characters:
SHADRACH STONE. Big Man. Big liar. Big comeuppance. The key to the universe, maybe.
VIDA. Fashion model with a double life. When she and Shadrach say “I love you” to each other, even they're not sure if they're telling the truth.
YOUNG SHADRACH STONE. Big Man in training.
FOSTER. Book editor, Epex Publishing. Not such a Big Man.
TRACE. Nice guy. Really knows his way around the Substrate.
GRID. Another Big Man.
JON PROCTOR. Just finished drawing 102 pages!