Daniel Smith is the older brother of Cyrus Smith and Antigone Smith. He is the son of Katie Smith. During the first book he is kidnapped by Dr. Phoenix. Phoenix modifies him making him taller and stronger. In the second book he has a vision and a heart attack. Arachne mends his heart partially but during visions it hurts. He dreams that when seventy weeks are past there will be no end to war. Someone called the Desolation will arise and even the dragons will shrink in fear. Pythia, the 77th oracle, teaches Dan what the dream means. He realizes that the dream is about his brother, Cyrus Smith.