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Anna (anime)
Biographical information
Alternative name(s)

'Dear heart' (by Jarred)
Anna of the Forge




Somewhere in the Shadowlands (formerly)
Home in First Wood, the Forests of Silence (formerly)
Forge of Del in Del (formerly)


Late 20s (at time of death)



Physical description




Eye colour


Hair colour


Personal information

Crian (grandfather, deceased)
Unnamed father (deceased)
Unnamed mother (deceased)
Jarred/Doom (husband)
Jasmine (daughter)
Lief (son-in-law)
Anna II (granddaughter)
Endon II (grandson)
Jarred II (grandson)
Sharn (sister-in-law)
Endon (brother-in-law, deceased)
Alton (father-in-law, deceased)
Lilia (grandmother-in-law, deceased)

Love interest(s)





The Shadow Lord

Chronological and political information



The forge of Del
Forests of Silence

First appearance

The Forests of Silence

Anna, sometimes known as "Anna of the Forge" by the people of Del or "dear heart" by her husband, was the wife of Jarred and the mother of Jasmine.


Early life[]

Anna's mother died while giving birth to Anna. Her father died three years before King Endon assumed the throne, leaving Anna in the care of her grandfather, Crian. Anna lived in Del's forge with Crian, cooking, cleaning, and presumably helping her grandfather with other small tasks. Crian's skill as a blacksmith ensured that they were never lacking food, though they were still quite poor.[1]

The Forests of Silence Part I[]

Anna helped care for Jarred after Crian found the young man passed out near the forge, on the day of Endon's coronation. Crian introduced himself and his granddaughter when Jarred woke up, explaining that he tricked the palace guards into thinking that Jarred had drowned in the sea. Jarred agreed to stay in the forge, having grown fond of Anna and Crian.

When Crian and Jarred discussed the ignorance of the royal family to the poor state of Deltora, Crian eventually admitted that he feared that Deltora was in danger of an invasion from the Shadowlands. Anna reminded her grandfather that so long as the King of Deltora wore the Belt of Deltora, the land would be safe from the Shadow Lord. Jarred was unwilling to tell Anna that the Belt is rarely worn anymore, not wanting to ruin her last hope in the royal family, though he presumably warned Anna of the situation in the palace at some point after Crian's death.

Anna and Jarred eventually married and after Crian died, Jarred took over as the city's blacksmith. Roughly seven years after Jarred first arrived at the forge, he and Anna were expecting a child, due to be born in the early autumn. Anna spotted the seven Ak-Baba in the sky, alerting her husband, who arrived just in time to see a signal for help from King Endon. Jarred immediately made his way to the palace.

Jarred mentioned Anna and their unborn child to Endon, as Endon and his own wife, Sharn, were expecting their own child by the end of summer. Jarred, Endon and Sharn failed to stop the Belt of Deltora from being broken and the Shadow Lord's invasion of Deltora began. Jarred quickly devised a desperate plan to save Endon and his family, knowing that Endon's child would be the next heir to the Belt and the only hope to save Deltora in the future.

Jarred and Anna fled Del in Sharn and Endon's place. Their plan was to go to Tora, Del's sister city of the west, and ask for sanctuary. But they received word from the Torans that they refused to offer them sanctuary. Having nowhere else to go, Jarred and Anna decided to go to the Forests of Silence to live. Anna gave birth to their daughter Jasmine in the Forests a few months later. Anna and her family lived in the Forests in virtual peace for seven years. 

When Jasmine was seven years old, Anna and Jarred were taken by Grey Guards who had taken the 'long way' to the Forests. They caught Jarred and Anna by surprise since most Guards refused to come near the Forests due to the losses they faced when they did. It was Anna who signalled to Jasmine to be silent and stay hidden in the ferns. Anna and Jarred were marched to the Shadowlands, where Anna eventually died.

Soon after, Jasmine's father was also believed to be dead, because when Jasmine thought of him after drinking water from the Dreaming Spring, she was unable to find/see him, unaware that she in fact had seen her father when she wondered how Doom was doing. Jarred, having developed amnesia, assumed the name of Doom.[1]

The Forests of Silence Part II[]

Anna is revealed to be dead after Jasmine communicates with her through the Topaz, which allows one to speak with the dead and departed. Anna, in a spectral form, tells Jasmine that Lief and Barda are on a quest to save Deltora from the Shadow Lord and that Jasmine must leave the Forests and go with them. After seeing Anna's spirit, Jasmine says that she always suspected that Anna had died; she felt it in her heart.[1]

Return to Del[]

When a blow to the head caused Jarred's memory to return, he recognised Jasmine due to her resemblance to Anna. He also displayed knowledge of her death, indicating that he had either witnessed it or learned of it at some point in time.[2]

Cavern of The Fear[]

The Shadow Lord later took advantage of the fact that Anna had been a prisoner in the Shadowlands to deceive Jasmine with an illusory sister called Faith, who claimed Anna had been pregnant with her at the time of her capture.[3]


Lief and Jasmine later married and had a daughter, whom they named after Anna.[4]

Physical appearance[]

Anna was of short height, sweet-faced as a little girl as well as a woman, with dark hair and green eyes.


Anna was a kind and compassionate woman, full of love and goodness, and had faith in her husband and her friends, Endon and Sharn, whom she and Jared willingly impersonated as part of their plan to one day free Deltora from the tyranny of the Shadow Lord.

As they were turned away by the Torans and so went to live in the Forest of Silence to raise their child, they lived happily until their lives were forever ruined when Anna and Jared were found and captured by Gray Guards. Noticing her daughter hiding nearby, Anna discretely told her daughter to stay hidden so that she wouldn't be captured as well. Anna had faith in Jasmine, that she would survive and live.

Anna's faith and love for her daughter never wavered, even after her death as she was happily reunited with Jasmine, even though it was brief,. Perhaps realizing who Lief was, Anna urged Jasmine that though she'd done well to survive it was time for her to do more and go with Lief and Barda in their quest to ultimately free Deltora. Before bidding Jasmine farewell again, Anna promised she would be watching over her daughter in spirit, as she always had and believed in her.

Given how lovingly and painfully she was remembered by her husband, her daughter and her friends, Anna was truly a beautiful soul, kind and considerate as she offered a blanket to Queen Sharn, not wanting her to catch a cold and they quickly bonded over their both being expecting mothers.


Anna was known to be knowledgeable in the ways of herbs and healing, and taught Jasmine how to make healing ointments and salves.





Not much is known about Anna's relationship with her grandfather, but it can be assumed that she was close to him, judging by her interactions with him in The Forests of Silence.


Crian's unnamed son
Anna II
Endon II
Jarred II


Deltora Quest[]

Deltora Quest 1[]


  • It is unknown how Anna died in the Shadowlands; a popular belief among fans is that she got torn apart by a Vraal in the Shadow Arena.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rodda, Emily. The Forests of Silence. Scholastic Australia. May 1, 2000.
  2. Rodda, Emily. Return to Del. Scholastic Australia. November 1, 2001.
  3. Rodda, Emily. Cavern of The Fear. Scholastic Australia. February 1, 2002.
  4. Rodda, Emily. The Sister of the South. Scholastic Australia. October 1, 2004.

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