Drake is from the same world as Ferrin, which is called Lyrian. While considered a minor character in the Five Kingdoms world, he was previously a major asset to the rebellion in his old home. He is one of the Amar Kabal, people with seeds on their necks that come off when they die, and can be replanted to bring back the person.
Drake had a damaged seed the last time he was brought back, so he died for good later, and came to the echolands, where he aids Cole in his quest to find Destiny.
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