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Judah Low is one of the main characters in Iron Council. He is a golemetrist, a sort of Thaumaturge skilled in the art of creating golems. Prior to the formation of the Iron Council, he was a surveyor and naturalist for the Transcontinental Railroad Trust.

Events of Iron Council[]


During the events of the book, he is a man in his early fifties. He is described as being tall and thin and as having a perpetually suprised look on his weathered face. He has grey hair, worn long-ish.


  • Judaw Low is named after the late 16th century rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel, who according to legend created a clay golem to defend the Jewish ghetto of Prague from pogroms and other attacks.

Characters in Iron Council
Main characters

Ann-Hari · Cutter · Drogon · Elsie · Judah Low · Ori Ciuraz · Pomeroy · Qurabin · Spiral Jacobs · Toro

Minor characters

Baron · Bertold Sulion · Eliza Stem-Fulcher · Ihona · Old Shoulder · Legus · Pennyhaugh · Petron Carrickos · Thick Shanks · Uzman · Weather Wrightby