The main character of Scarlet’s moon, and the lead protagonist to most of the subsequent sequels is Scarlet Ryder. she is the quintessential Red Riding hood Character. she isn’t stupid, but very naive, a child navigating the perils of the world grown to a woman navigating the perils of polite society and her own paranormal roots. Scarlet is bold and at times head strong. She rarely holds her tongue, but can wait patiently for an answer to a question. Raised by a veteran detective, Scarlet has excellent deductive reasoning and can solve puzzles. Though trained to defend herself in hand to hand, Scarlet prefers fighting with words and reaching a compromise rather than coming to blows.She loves reading about vampires more than actually meeting them. She soon will learn just how scary the world actually is.