An impossibility. Half-Broken, half-Ever-Dying, it seems he was conceived in a dream.
Abandoned by his father at the age of 4 (well, let’s be honest – traded), Alex is raised by Hades in the world of the dead.
He first appears in A Necessary End, as well as some short stories.
(As an author-aside, Alex was my first fully-developed original character. I’ve had him in my head for 30 years, and it’s a delight to finally be able to reveal him to the world.)