Magician Sherlock of the Black Wave is a man from Mundania then the Black Village in Xanth. His talent is reversing. He was first introduced in Demons Don't Dream as a major character.
Sherlock is the husband of Clio and father of Ciriana.
Sherlock adopted Ciriana. He is an average-looking black man in his thirties. He volunteers to accompany Nada and Dug on their adventure to scout out Xanth for the rest of the Black Village. He begins to develop magic powers with reverse wood while he traveled with Clio. They continually strengthen until he becomes the Magician of Reversal. He restored Stu the Stonelayer from being stanceled.
Novels: Demons Don't Dream, Harpy Thyme, Roc and a Hard Place, Xone of Contention, Currant Events
Human men and women will not have a species in their entries. Also, if the surname of the character is the character's species, it was dropped.
If the character is a child, it will be in the description. The child will more than likely be an adult by this time in the Xanth series.
Many species are single gender, so their entries will not mention it. The species are Fury, Muse, basilisk, cenmaid, cenmare, cockatrice, dryad, maenad, sand witch, sandman, and woodwife. Harpies and nymphs are usually female, and fauns are usually male; but there have been a few exceptions that are noted.
In some instances, I have made educated guesses on gender, species, and some birth years.