Protagonist; Age 23; Runs away from an abusive mother to go with the Saints to Zion.
Age 20; Rich girl disowned by her parents and abandoned by her fiancé for joining the church.
Age 35; Old maid, plain, prudish, but sings like a nightingale.
Age 25; Lower class cockney who joins the Church to get to America.
Age 18; Crossing with her twin sisters to join her mother and brother who are already in Utah.
Age 10; Twin who wears her braids tied up.
Age 10; Twin who lets her braids fall to her "fanny."
Leaders of the Church:
George Q. Cannon
Apostle; President of the European Mission, who makes all the arrangements for the emigration of the Saints and personally sends out each ship.
President of the Company of Saints, with councilors President Richard Palmer and President Edward L. Sloan.
James H. Hart
New York Immigration Agent who receives each ship at NYC and makes arrangements for the overland trip to Florence, Nebraska.
John Harvey Tippetts
President over the Seven Sisters' Ward.
Returning missionary from Wales who falls for Susannah.
Well-known musician who organizes choirs on the ship.
Former police detective in Cambridge and now the Captain of the Guards.
Captain & Crew:
Captain Henry Hudson
Captain of the Amazon; Not quite sure he likes Mormons.
Antagonist; Hates Mormons and everybody else.
Love interest of Lizzie.
Old sailor who becomes friends with the Twins.