Welcome, welcome to Caraval! The grandest show on land or by sea. Inside you'll experience more wonders than most people see in a lifetime. You can sip magic from a cup and buy dreams in a bottle. But before you fully enter into our world, you must remember it's all a game. We will try to convince you it's real, but all of it is a performance. A world built of make-believe. So while we want you to get swept away, be careful of being swept too far away. Dreams that come true can be beautiful, but they can also turn into nightmares when people won't wake up.

—Jovan, Caraval

Jovan is a performer in Caraval.


Jovan is described as dark-skinned and pretty.


Jovan is portrayed as friendly, bright and cheerful.



We first meet Jovan when Julian and Scarlett are about to enter Caraval. She's riding a unicycle and is reading the warning to them that all people that participate in Caraval hear upon entry.

Later in the book, Jovan rows Scarlett and Julian to the Castillo Maldito, where we learn her name.


Jovan was dressed as Jester Mad and the Undead Queen.


  • Jovan is one of Legend's friendliest performers.


Main characters
Scarlett DragnaDonatella DragnaJulian SantosLegendCount Nicolas d'ArcyPaloma DragnaMarcello Dragna
Minor and supporting characters
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