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He was a sweet boy, kind as his father and fierce as his mother.

Catarina about Tobias's son, The Lost Herondale

Ephraim Loss was the son of Tobias Herondale and Eva Blackthorn. A Shadowhunter raised by Catarina Loss in the mundane world, he became the progenitor of a "lost line" of Herondales.


When his father "fled" during the 1828 battle at Bavaria and never returned, Tobias's wife, Eva, was punished in his stead, for what the Clave saw as the extreme crime of desertion. Eva was pregnant with their first son at the time. Catarina Loss, a warlock and good family friend, helped the only way she could: using magic, she snuck into Eva's prison at the Gard and delivered her son early, while making it look like Eva was still pregnant afterwards, and Eva kept the secret to her death.

Catarina left Alicante with the child then. She sailed to the New World with him, where she raised him for twenty years, until he was grown, without ever telling him what he was, before she left to return to her old life. He eventually had a mundane love,[1] and eventually also had children.[2][3]


According to Catarina, he was a sweet boy, kind like Tobias and fierce like Eva, who lived his life performing small acts of grace.[1]



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