Feyre first describes Jurian as being tall and handsome for a mortal, with dark brown hair, cruel and calculating brown eyes, and tan skin.
There are conflicting accounts of Jurian's personality, It can be speculated that he was extremely deceitful and heartless, having betrayed his Fae lover Clythia to a horrific death and used her purely for personal gain. He was born a talented and formidable warrior but proved unable to hold his ground against the powerful Fae Commander Amarantha. It can be assumed that he was somewhat charismatic, but Mor once mentioned that he was extremely arrogant and odious, and that "all he liked to do was talk about himself." After his resurrection, he is observed as someone who is extremely unstable, and possibly psychotic. His horrific ordeal with Amarantha, his violent death, and prolonged torture at her hands, has left him irreparably scarred, both physically and mentally. However, he is not totally heartless, as he appears to be somewhat conflicted upon seeing three Children of the Blessed. Feyre adds that "for once, [Jurian] seemed torn" when he first saw them. It can be inferred that he still cares, even if minimally, for humans.
It is Alis who reveals Jurian's history to Feyre. Alis explains that Jurian was a mortal general in the Mortal Army during the War between faeries and mortals. In the midst of the war, Jurian seduced Amarantha's sister Clythia in order to gather information. It is noted by him that Miryam, his former lover, suggested and encouraged Jurian to do so in desperation of the war. Jurian weakened Clythia with ash wood and faebane and is rumored to have slowly tortured her to death by burning her. After hearing the devastating news of her sister's horrific death, Amarantha tracks down and violently tortures and murders Jurian. After his death, Amarantha takes one of his fingers and eye in order to entrap his soul within his stolen body parts, which she wears at all times, the finger as a necklace and the eye inside her ring. Because of this, he may never die peacefully but is forever damned to live in a never-ending purgatory.
Using the ring and bone harvested from Amarantha's corpse by the Attor, the King of Hybern was able to use the Cauldron to resurrect Jurian. His participation is crucial to the alliance formed between the King of Hybern and the mortal queens, who vastly prefer one of their own race to one of the Fae. Using Jurian, whom the queens mistakenly trust, the King is able to steal away their allegiances from the Night Court and claim them as his own allies. Jurian subdues several members of the Night Court after they arrive in Hybern, severely wounding Azriel with an ash bolt, before they are taken into custody by the King of Hybern.
Jurian, along with Brannagh and Dagdan, take up residence in the Spring Court, having allied with Tamlin. Jurian announces his plan ever since his resurrection is to find, torture, and brutally murder Prince Drakon and Miryam, his former lover.
However, he later reveals this to be an act and explains that he just wants to apologize to Drakon and Miryam. He joins the fight against Hybern and decides to join Vassa's court after the war ends.
Jurian engaged in a romantic relationship with Amarantha's younger sister Clythia, before betraying her to her death. This was the cause of Amarantha's crazed obsession with Jurian and her utter hatred toward him.
He is also known to have had another lover, Miryam, who left him for a Fae Lord, Drakon. She is the subject of Jurian's obsession, and he seeks her relentlessly. Jurian's need to locate Miryam and punish her for having abandoned him is his driving motive for aligning himself with the King of Hybern.
(His soul entrapped in Amarantha's ring)
|Amarantha · Amren · Azriel · Cassian · Elain Archeron · Feyre Archeron · King of Hybern · Lucien · Morrigan · Nesta Archeron · Rhysand · Tamlin|
|Minor and supporting characters|
|Alis · Andras · Beron · Bron · Cerridwen · Clare Beddor · Cresseida · Devlon · Eris · Graysen · Feyre's father · Hart · Helion · Ianthe · Isaac Hale · Isaac Hale's wife · Jurian · Kallias · Keir · Mercenary · Miryam · Mortal Queens · Mrs. Laurent · Naga · Nuala · Unnamed Summer Court Faerie · Tarquin · The Bogge · The Bone Carver · The Suriel · Thesan · Tomas Mandray · Varian · Weaver|
|Aunt Ripleigh · Dark Mother · Drakon · Feyre's mother · Ianthe's father · Ianthe's mother · Ianthe's sisters · Miryam's father · Miryam's mother · Mother · Rhysand's father · Rhysand's mother · Rhysand's sister · Nostrus · Queen of the Black Land · Tamlin's mother · Tamlin's father|