Miyax Kapugen is Julie Edwards. Miyax is her native name and Julie is her modernized name. She is a 13 year-old girl. She has run away from her home because she is being forced into a pre-arranged marriage. Julie faces her challenges as a scientist might face finding a solution to a problem. Her behavior demonstrates her courage. She runs to escape a life she does not believe in and this takes a lot of courage. Julie,also know as Miyax, is "patient, intelligent, observant, and self-reliant. Although she is frightened by being lost, she pushes away her fear and husbands her resources, both material and spiritual." In this novel, Julie matures and learns a lot about life and what is and isn't important to her.