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They left the villagers in literal ribbons...

–A mercenary to Feyre, A Court of Thorns and Roses

Martax are a species of Faerie that hunt and kill humans.


Prior to the events of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series the martax were released into Prythian, along with other dark faeries, as a result of Prythian's borders being weakened by Amarantha's curse.

A Court of Thorns and Roses[]

Feyre and her sisters go to their village market to sell her latest catch. While her sisters walk off to explore, Feyre approaches a female mercenary and offers to sell her the pelts she has. They strike up a conversation, and the mercenary mentions a recent attack on a village in the North wherein a pack of martax raided a village in the dead of night and tore half the village apart. Feyre is disturbed by the mercenary's description of the attack and the martax themselves.[1]


Martax have large bodies as big as a bear's, and a head that resembles a lion's. They have three rows of teeth sharper than a shark's.


Martax are very vicious predators. They are described as being meaner than a bear, lion and shark put together, and like to shred their victims to pieces. It is unknown whether they actually eat humans or simply kill them.


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...