- Title/Rank: Baronness (Countess after 589)
- Race: Human
- Place of Birth: Duchy of Asbury, kingdom of Cascadia
- Appears in: The Raven & The Iris trilogy
Born Angela Rose Corwin, daughter of a servant to a great house in Cascadia. She was sold off to pay off a gambling debt by one of her mother's lovers around the age of eight. Her owner returned to his native land, Vin-Nôrë and was killed shortly after arriving in Püran-Khir, and Angela was left to fend for herself in a land where she did not speak the language. She was eventually found and taken in by Louis Arnot, a sometime forger, enforcer, and petty crime boss. Louis trained her in the thief's arts and took advantage of her talents to make himself rich in post-war Püran-Khir.
Under Louis' guidance she became Angelique Blakesly of Drak-Soeurpat, long lost heir to the barony of Carlisle in Cascadia. After their return to Fernwall she posed as a baroness by day, but quickly resumed work as a thief and infiltrator to line Louis' pockets and to fund her own poor, cash-strapped barony. The thief was known to the Fernwallian police as the Iris for the calling card left at the scene of every crime.
As of common year 580, Angelique is in love with Sir Vincent Sultaire, aka the Raven, and is comfortably ensconced among the Guardian Paladins in Fernwall. That her life there is based on a lie forms one of the major plot arcs of Raven's Tears, and the resolution of the complications the lie causes are at the heart of its sequels, "Dead Man's Trigger" and "Seven for a Secret."
To avoid spoilers, more will be entered here about Angelique Blakesly until after the three book plot of "The Raven & the Iris" is completed.