Byron "Tattling Weasel" Swain
|Eye Color||Cold Hazel|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Occupation||New Order Informant|
|Appearances||Witch & Wizard, The Gift, The Fire, The Kiss|
At the beginning of the Witch & Wizard series, Byron is an informer who tells the The New Order that the Allgoods are wizards, leading to the separation and arrest of Wisty, Whit, and their parents, Mr. Allgood and Mrs. Allgood. This causes the Allgoods, particularly Wisty, to hate him even more than they did previously.
Later on, Wisty accidently turns Byron into a weasel by magic, and together with Byron's act of "tattling" on the Allgoods, prompting her to nickname Byron "The Tattling Weasel."
Despite his nickname and apparent hate of the Allgoods (from the previous book), Byron is shown in the second book to have very strong feelings for Wisty. Later on, Byron believes that he and Wisty are the children in the prophecy due to a strange, magical connection they have, which he proclaims to be stronger than Wisty's magical connection with her brother, Whit.
Byron eventually decides to show his dedication to the Allgood's case, such as brutally attacking The One's protege, Pearce, when he believes he is hurting Wisty. He also runs away with her to the shadow realm through an underwater portal but is wounded by Pearce when he confronted Byron and Wisty in the shadow realm.
At the end of the book, Byron secretly stows away in the back of the Allgood's van and overhears the intimate family moments which playfully irks Wisty into turning him into a weasel, but immediately turns him back because she feels sorry for him. Byron then explains that he only hid in the back to attempt to know more to get closer to Wisty, and then passionately kisses her. It is described by Wisty as being "the most tender and electric" kiss she ever could have imagined coming from Byron. Then, when they are reunited once more with their rebel friends, Byron has his arm around Wisty's waist.
Byron tries to warn Wisty about the new guy and how he doesn't seem right.
He has an uptight appearance with cold hazel eyes and dark brown hair
- He is said to have many faults, but he has absolutely flawless timing.
- He has a girlfriend named Elise, who happens to look a lot like Wisty Allgood.