Helena Grant is a survivor of the invasion of Kerenza IV, the mother of Kady Grant, wife of Isaac Grant, and aunt of Asha Grant. She is a pathologist - she studies diseases, which turns out to be a useful skill in the first book of the Illuminae Files series.
Personality[edit | edit source]
One can assume she is a loving, kind mother from letters exchanged with her daughter Kady. She's hardworking, and has a strong sense of duty as well.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Plot[edit | edit source]
Helena Grant survives the initial attack on Kerenza IV, and escapes on the Wallace Ulyanov Consortium mining vessel Copernicus, which is then nuked by AIDAN on the Alexander to slow/stop the spread of the Phobos virus. She survives the destruction of the Copernicus and arrives in Bay 4 in the Alexander.
It is assumed that she died somewhere between the destruction of the Copernicus and the destruction of the Alexander, either because she was killed by someone afflicted with the Phobos virus or because the Phobos virus took over her body, as when Kady goes to find her, she is nowhere to be found.