Drake was an exile of the Amar Kabal. He had tried for many lifetimes to find a purpose for living. Due to his fighting against Maldor, he was eventually offered an invitation to Harthenham, where he spent several short lifetimes of eating himself to death. Finally, after one such death his amar did not reform properly, so Drake knew he had only one life left.
Despite a prophecy that predicted that the downfall of the Amar Kabal would come when they started using Edomic, Drake knew some practical Edomic commands, and eventually taught Rachel how to summon heat as her first Edomic command.
He was described as having broad, flat features and dark hair.
Drake was killed in a duel with a torivor that had come to kill Jason. He and Jasher took it on, and Drake allowed it to stab him through the chest in order to grab it and give Jasher the chance to stab it through the back.
He returned as an echo in the fourth book in Brandon Mull's Five Kingdoms series.