Ethan is my favorite of the 3 brothers. He has a large scar across his face that has turned him into a ruthless unemotional shell of a man. he has had his retribution against the people who were responsible for scarring him but does not realize that he has also destroyed the life of a young innocent girl/woman. When he sees Madeleine at a masquerade ball, he is instantly, obsessively, attracted to her, something he has not felt for 10 years. He has to have her. After he ruins her, he becomes completely obsessed with her. I loved the way this whole story played out. I am only sorry to see the series end.