Lindhall Reed is a northern mage who once taught at the Carthaki University. He is a former instructor and friend of Numair Salmalín. After Ozorne's death he comes to Tortall and teaches the pages there. He has a pet skeleton called Bonedancer, brought back to life by Daine the Wildmage. The only reason he stayed in Carthak was to sneak fugitives away. He also left Carthak because he disliked slaves, and never wanted to see one ever again.
He is five foot six and has blond hair. However, the height given for him conflicts with a statement made by the Graveyard Hag, which indicates that he is taller than six foot.