Morgan Rowlands Niall
Morgan Rowlands

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Full Name: Morgan Byrne
Nicknames: Morganita, Molly

Love (By Hunter)
Morgan Riordan
Morgan MacEwan

Species: Blood Witch
Clan(s): Woodbane
Coven(s): Cirrus (formerly, Disbanded)

Kithic (formerly)

Occupation: Student (1-14)

Healer & High priestess (15)

Family: Hunter Niall - Fiancé

Colm Byrne - Husband †
Moira Byrne Niall - Daughter
Mary Grace Rowlands - Adoptive Mother
Sean Rowlands - Adoptive Father
Mary K. Rowlands - Adoptive Sister
Eileen Donovan - Adoptive Aunt
Margaret Donovan - Adoptive Aunt
Maeve Riordan - Mother †
Angus Bramson - Stepfather †
Ciaran MacEwan - Father †
Kyle MacEwan - Half-Brother
Iona MacEwan - Half-Sister †
Killian MacEwan - Half-Brother
Eloise MacEwan - Grandmother
Mackenna Riordan - Grandmother †
Morwen Riordan - Great-Grandmother †
Rose MacEwan - Ancestor †
Sile MacEwan - Ancestor †
Katrina Byrne - Mother-in-law
Daniel Niall- Father-In-Law
Fiona Niall- Mother-In-Law †
Cal Blaire- Brother-In-Law †
Linden Niall- Brother-In-Law †
Alwyn Niall- Sister-In-Law

Morgan Rowlands, (Born Morgan Riordan), is the protagonist and primary narrator of the Sweep series. She is engaged to Hunter Niall, with whom she has a daughter with, Moira.

Early life:Edit

Morgan Rowlands was born on November 23rd, 1984, to Maeve Riordan and Ciaran MacEwan. Though her mother's partner Angus Bramson believed he was her father, a belief Maeve did not correct. Fearing attack by Ciaran, Maeve and Angus gave her up for adoption when she was around 7 months old. Soon after, Ciaran killed them by locking them up in a building and setting it on fire.

She then was adopted by Mary Grace and Sean Rowlands. Two years later, her parents had a biological daughter named Mary Kathleen Rowlands. When Morgan was a baby, her parents nicknamed her Molly, after they learned of the death of her biological mother and presumed father. Though the Rowlands did not fully understand the exact circumstances of Maeve and Angus's death, they were aware that real magick was somehow involved, and they hoped the nickname would deflect anyone who wished her harm. She decided in the fourth grade that she wanted to be "Morgan" again.

During The SeriesEdit

Morgan lives in Widow's Vale, New York and is a high-school junior when the series begins. She is introduced to Wicca when Cal Blaire comes to her school as a senior. The two develop an emotional relationship which only grows stronger during The Coven, in which Morgan discovers her heritage, powers, and family origins. Morgan loses her best friend, Bree Warren, when Cal's affection toward Morgan becomes apparent. They remain enemies until their friendship is rekindled in Awakening.

In The Coven, a Seeker from the International Council of Witches comes to Widow's Vale to stop Cal and his mother, Selene Belltower, from performing dark magick. The Seeker, Hunter Niall, is also Cal's half brother. Not fully understanding the situation Morgan almost kills Hunter while trying to protect Cal. Cal's intentions to get Morgan to join the dark side becomes apparent, and Morgan refuses him. Cal fully realizing his feelings for her tries to save her by killing her. Morgan escapes death thanks to Hunter, Bree, and her friend Robbie Gurevitch.

Morgan later falls in love with Hunter and finds out he is her mùirn beatha dàn, the Wiccan term for soul mate. From there onwards, Morgan uncovers more family secrets, allies, foes, and the full extent of her hereditary powers. Her birth mother had pyrokinetic powers, and Morgan inherited them from her. Pyrokinesis is a rare ability among blood witches. She can also shape-shift, another rare ability inherited from her birth father, Ciaran MacEwan. In Eclipse, Ciaran says that Morgan is the Sgiùrs dàn, meaning "scourge of fate", who will drastically change the future and course for the Woodbane clan.

By the fourteenth book, she overcomes the darkness, allowing her and Hunter to be together. She then leaves to go to a Wiccan school in Scotland.

Night's ChildEdit

By the commencement of Night's Child, Hunter has apparently died in a shipwreck, leaving Morgan alone, pregnant with a daughter. Morgan moves to her ancestral home in Ireland and began rebuilding Belwicket, her mother's old coven. She marries Colm Byrne, a witch in her coven. She loves him, but not as much as she loved Hunter. She was never again the same.

Her daughter, named Moira Byrne, is actually Hunter's child. Morgan, Sky, and Moira set off to find Hunter who hadn't died, but had been kept prisoner for yearson an island. Then a dark wave comes which they fight off. One year later, around Yule, Hunter asks for Morgan's hand in marriage for the second time. She says yes, and Moira gives her blessing to Morgan and Hunter on their Handfasting.

Appearance Edit

Morgan has chestnut brown hair that goes down to her waist, and inherited Ciaran's dark hazel eyes, often described as "intelligent, unforgettable Brown eyes". Throughout the series, there are typos that change her eyes from brown to hazel and vice versa. She is tall, standing at 5'6", and is still "waiting for the breast fairy to come", she also has the Woodbane athame on the left side of her torso under her arm. She sees herself as not particularly pretty, but not ugly; just plain looking, however it is stated by many others to be pretty.



Morgan was raised by her adoptive Catholic family, the Rowlands. Morgan loves her adoptive parents very much, and is very close to her little sister, Mary K. She has very good relationship with her aunt Eileen, Eileen's partner Paula, and good relationship with her aunt Margaret and her children.

She has never known her maternal biological family, the Riordans, and has only seen her biological mother in visions.

Morgan's relationship with her paternal biological family, the MacEwans, is much rockier, particularly with her half-sister, Iona MacEwan. However, she gets along reasonably well with her half-brother Killian MacEwan. Her relationship with her father, Ciaran, is complicated by the fact that he not only practices the darkest magicks, but also that he killed her mother. Though she eventually turns him into the International Council of Witches, there is a brief time where she is enthralled by his power and her potential skill.

After her marriage to Colm Byrne, she has a daughter named Moira, whom she adores.


Morgan's best friends in high school are Bree Warren and Robbie Gurevitch. Morgan and Bree's friendship was strained once Morgan had started dating Cal, whom Bree was interested in. The girls did become friends again, though Morgan stated that things would never be exactly as they were before, between the two of them. Robbie is very cautious around Morgan when she's performing magick, stating that she needs to control herself at times and that she shouldn't abuse her power. They've argued over this concept more than once. 


Her first boyfriend is Cal Blaire, who is acting on behalf of his mother, Selene, to gain her trust so Selene could take her power. Cal ultimately sacrifices himself to save Morgan.

Hunter Niall, Cal's half-brother, turns out to be her mùirn beatha dàn, or soulmate.


  • She was named after Angus Bramson's mother.
  • Her favorite drink is diet coke. She expresses this throughout the series and has even stated that it's better than witch tea, which she also likes to drink. 
  • She was born on November 23rd, 1984. And ironic enough her mùirn beatha dàn, Hunter Niall, was born in December, the month after hers. Though he was born in 1982. 
  • She likes to scry with fire.
  • She was an uninitiated witch throughout the series, until Nights Child, where her daughter is preparing to be initiated. 
  • In the beginning of the series, she gets a cat named Dagda, who she names after her mother's cat. This cat is still alive by the end of the series.
  • She does not have a coven name.
  • Hunter and Cal are both two years older than Morgan. 
  • Her paternal half-siblings hate her, except for Killian. Most of them (exception of Killian) have tried to kill her, but she has won every time.
  • She was one of the first witches to ever dismantle a dark wave, something she does at least twice.
  • She is a Scorpio-Sagittarius, but mostly Sagittarius
  • Her Herb is Thyme
  • Her rune is Othel, which stands for ancestral home or birthright
  • Her stone is Bloodstone
  • As the Sgiùrs dàn, she can shape-shift into a fire-winged hawk.


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