Speaker for the Dead
Jakt was described as “lord of a hundred fishing vessels and master of the fjords". He was one of the most respected fishermen on the planet, and was very successful. Although she did not originally anticipate it, Valentine Wiggin fell in love with Jakt and married him, having three children: Syfte, Ro, and Varsam.
Although it would mean leaving behind the world he grew up in, Jakt agreed to leave Trondheim without hesitation when Valentine said she wanted to go to Lusitania to see her brother, Andrew Wiggin.
While on Lusitania, he served as an encourager to Valentine and the voice of practicality.
- "Jakt" means "hunting" in Norwegian.
- "I've been trapped alone in an ice floe in a fishing boat for two weeks in a blizzard with no heat. I doubt you've come up with anything that'll sound crazy to me."
- — Xenocide, page 38