|“||There are worse things than the Bogge prowling these woods at night. That thing at the gates isn't one of them—and it still would have taken a good, long while devouring you.
The puca's true appearance is unknown, as it only appears in the series disguised as Feyre's father and sisters.
When describing the puca Tamlin says that the puca "belongs to the wind and weather and everything that changes."
A Puca finds its way into the gardens of the Spring Court outside Tamlin's manor. Feyre Archeron, outside at the time, is lured towards it as it appears to her as her father. It also appears as a bow and quiver of arrows, a pack of supplies, and her sisters. Tamlin intervenes before she gets too close to the gates, and explains to her what a puca is and how they catch their victims. He tells Feyre that the curse on Prythian weakened its borders, allowing the puca to enter the country and roam the courts. He chases it away.
|“||These lands used to be well guarded. The deadlier faeries were contained within the borders of their native territories, monitored by the local Fae lords, or driven into hiding. Creatures like the puca never would have dared set fot here. But now, the sickness that infected Prythian has weakened the wards that kept them out.
Tamlin later broods over the presence of the puca in his court, even though it is not as big a threat as the Bogge he killed earlier.
|“||They use your own desires to lure you to some remote place. Then they eat you. Slowly.
–Tamlin about puca
The puca use a form of illusion to trick and lure their victims away to a place where they can devour them. The puck use a person's own desires to lure them to a remote place to eat them.
They appear quite cowardly, as the puca Feyre encountered ran away as soon as Tamlin appeared.
Powers and Abilities
- Illusion Magic: The puca have the ability to trick their victims using some sort of illusion magic.
- Immortality: Puca are immortal, though they can be killed.
- Enhanced Smell: A puca was able to track Feyre's scent through the woods.
- A Court of Thorns and Roses (First appearance)
|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|