Captain of the City Watch. Evegeny (‘Gene’ to his mates) has the unenviable task of keeping order in Amber City, and juggling the various legal codes of corporation, military and nobility.

Venator has strong links to the royal family, which may help to explain how he gets away with as much as he does. The great houses regard him, and his upstart little clan, as parvenues, but he’s happy to point out that most of them started at the same rank. For such a small family, the Venator have a surprisingly large amount of power in Amber – Evegeny’s brother Tomas has snared the much coveted position of Queen’s Secretary.