|“||Then the High Lord of the Day Court, clad in white and gold, his dark skin gleaming with an inner light...||”|
When Amarantha began to frequent the Courts of Prythian after the Treaty with the humans was signed, the Day Court was no exception, so the High Lord lost most of his power and was left at her mercy by being sentenced to live Under the Mountain for forty-nine years until Tamlin finds a human girl who hates faeries with all her heart but loved him.
Helion watches Feyre Archeron's trials.
When Feyre successfully finishes the third trial put by Amarantha, she becomes enraged and tries to kill her by breaking all the bones in her body. When Tamlin is free from the curse thanks to Feyre, all the other courts did too, so when she was dying, as a token of gratitude, the High Lord of the Day Court, along with the other High Lords, Made her a High Fae to save her.
At the beginning Rhysand does not know if Helion will attend since the relations between the Night Court and the Day Court are a bit tense, despite their natural alliance as both are part of the Solar Courts.
After several comings and goings, the High Lords agree to hold the meeting at the Dawn Court Palace, Thesan's residence, as it is the closest place to the Middle. The meeting is attended by the seven High Lords with their delegations and after several discussions and altercations they agree to join forces against Hybern, with the exception of the Autumn Court who leaves after Feyre shows that when they revived her each of the High Lords gave her a little of their power unknowingly.
After the meeting is over he appears in the room designated for the Night Court and proves that his coldness was nothing more than an act, something Rhys knew in advance. He is cheerful and jokes with everyone and Rhysand confesses to Feyre that Helion likes both men and women and that for centuries he has been behind the idea of having Cassian, Azriel and Morrigan in his bed at the same time. Later he tells them the story of him with the Lady of the Autumn Court and both Feyre and Rhysand realize that he is the biological father of Lucien Vanserra, something that neither Helion himself or Lucien is aware of.
During the battle that raged in the Winter Court, Rhys sends him to make a deal with Stryga, the Weaver, on his behalf to secure her alliance with Prythian in the war. As her cottage is located in the Middle, he finds Feyre crying over the corpse of the Suriel. He offers to cremate him but before doing so she asks him to remove his cloak and cover the Suriel's inert body with it. He later participates in the final battle in the Mortal Lands of the south of the island where he is one of the first combatants and shows his true form, a beast form crafted from light and sunbeam.
Helion sends his power to Vassa looking for ways to unbind her curse but it's unsuccessful.
Helion is asked by Rhysand to visit Velaris to weave a protection spell around the Mask.
Helion is a shimmering High Fae with dark brown skin and onyx hair. He is very muscular and wears a glimmering crown of golden spikes. His legs and thighs are described to be muscular and in good shape. He moves with languid grace and power, and is described as “the sun personified."
His beast form is described as a creature of gold feathers, shredding claws and feathered wings, and is said to be the opposite of Rhysand's, crafted of light and sunbeam.
Powers and Abilities
Helion's power is described as a golden-white healing light. Another property of this power is the ability to seamlessly cut through magical wards and enchantments, this ability gave Helion the title of Helion Spell-Cleaver.
Helion and Lady of the Autumn Court met at an equinox ball and fell in love. Lady of the Autumn Court's parents forced her to marry Beron Vanserra, thus separating her from Helion.
Helion occasionally engages sexually with Morrigan.
Being one of the Solar Courts, Helion has a much stronger relationship with Rhysand, the Inner Circle and later, Feyre. He is trusted with information and a glimpse of the Night Court as well as Velaris unlike the other courts.
- In A Court of Wings and Ruin it is mentioned that for centuries Helion has had the fantasy of sharing his bed with Azriel, Cassian and Mor at the same time. He is bisexual as he is used to having both male and female sexual partners in his bed, usually at the same time.
|Main Characters||Feyre Archeron · Rhysand · Nesta Archeron · Cassian · Azriel · Elain Archeron · Tamlin · Lucien Vanserra · Morrigan · Amren · Amarantha · King of Hybern|
|Supporting Characters||Alis · Andras · Beron · Bogge · Bone Carver · Bron · Cerridwen · Clare Beddor · Cresseida · Drakon · Devlon · Emerie · Eris · Graysen · Gwyneth Berdara · Feyre's Father · Hart · Helion · Ianthe · Isaac Hale · Isaac Hale's Wife · Jurian · Kallias · Keir · Koschei · Mercenary · Miryam · Mortal Queens · Mrs. Laurent · Naga · Nuala · Unnamed Summer Court Faerie · Tarquin · Suriel · Thesan · Tomas Mandray · Varian · Vassa · Weaver|
|Mentioned Characters||Aunt Ripleigh · Dark Mother · Feyre's Mother · Mother · Rhysand's Father · Rhysand's Mother · Rhysand's Sister · Nostrus · Queen of the Black Land · See more...|
|High Lords and Ladies of Prythian|
|Current||Rhysand · Feyre · Tamlin · Tarquin · Beron · Helion · Kallias · Thesan|
|Former||Tamlin's Grandfather · Tamlin's Father · Rhysand's Father · Rhysand's Grandfather · Nostrus|
|Under the Mountain|
|Characters||Tamlin · Feyre Archeron · Lucien Vanserra · Amarantha · Jurian· Rhysand · Beron Vanserra · Lady of the Autumn Court · Eris Vanserra · Lucien's Brothers · Tarquin · Cresseida · Varian · Attor · Middengard Wyrm · Helion · Kallias · Thesan · Nuan · Amarantha's Daemati · Brutius · High Fae of the Third Trial · Female High Fae of the Third Trial · Bron · Hart · Unnamed guards|