Booklist: recensione : I libri di fine e inizio anno.

Scusate per la lunga attesa, e il ritardo di questa recensione , ma dall’ultima che ho pubblicato , ho avuto degli impegni , ma sono felice di dirvi che in tutto questo ho letto molti libri e sono felice di raccontarveli .

 

  1. L’Hobbit di J R R Tolkien 3425488_235694

Questo libro  è fantastico. Non c’è nulla da aggiungere.

Ce lo avevo da un po in casa ma non avevo mai pensato di aprirlo , ma questa estate provando a colmare il tempo che mi separava dall’inizio della scuola l’ho finalmente letto e….

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è stato come buttarmici dentro , letteralmete.

Tolkien ha una scrittura leggera e vivace che ti trasporta e ti guida in mezzo alle caverne più inospitali , fino alle foreste più fitte della Terra di mezzo come se partissi all’avventura con il povero Bilbo.

Ho preso subito in simpatia questo povero sciagurato, per sfortuna divina si è ritrovato in balia di un gruppo di nani e di un mago un pò sopra le righe.

E’ incredibile come il più piccolo essere riesca a cavarsela nelle situazioni più dure e ritornare a casa sano e salvo, e facendo scatenare una guerra lunga tre libri , solo per un caso molto gliellato .

Avrei anche il signore degli anelli , da qualche parte , impolverato solo soletto come un eremita….ma preferisco lasciarlo al suo ritiro spirituale che è meglio….

 

 

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2 . Cercando Alaska di John Green 

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Io non lo posso definire un libro. Lo sminuirebbe troppo. Non riesco a chiamare questo capolavoro altro che un manuale di vita.

Perchè è quello che è . Tutti nella vita ci troveremo nei panni di Miles , acerbi ragazzi e ragazze , che mai  una volta nella vita hanno  fumato una sigaretta o disobbedito alle regole , ancora dentro l’involucro familiare e subito dopo catapultati in un mondo che ci hanno fatto etichettare da sempre come “sbagliato”; tutti ci siamo trovati in questa condizione e tutti una volta nella vita hanno incontrato la loro Alaska Young , cioè la parola “sbagliato” fatta persona.

Alaska Young è quel personaggio che ci porta alla luce e che ci fa scoprire il mondo vero , quel mondo che ci hanno obbligato a rinnegare e che ormai non possiamo più evitare perchè sarebbe come nasconderci dalla realtà.

Alaska è anche il lato malinconico della trasgressione , giovanile , di una ragazza che non riesce a rimediare agli errori del passato e che passa da stronzetta senza paure  , a una ragazzina insicura e malinconica .

Il viaggio di Miles , alla scoperta della vera Alaska e della via d’usucita del labirinto della vita , è un percorso che ti fa capire gli errori , alcuni che puoi capire solo se li hai commessi , e del rimpianto della vita non vissuta a pieno.

E del perdono. Al perdono a noi stessi e agli altri ,  il perdono è la solo via d’uscita dal labirinto della vita e del dolore.

John Green ha creato un’ Alaska Young che interpreta la vita vera e spericolata  in tutte le sue forme e ce l’ha fatta assaporare e comprendere , facendoci capire noi stessi .

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3. Queen of Shadows di Sarah J Maas 

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Perfetto. Questo libro è quello che avrebbe dovuto essere. Mi ha estasiata , compiaciuta, emozionata , commossa come non avrebbe mai potuto fare altrimenti.

Per me questa serie può finire anche qui , perchè il mio animo disperato ha trovato pace, e dopo mesi di agonia , pianti sfrenati e sofferenza psicologica , vendetta è fatta!!!

Questo libro è stato uno dei più belli che io abbia mai letto in assoluto , vi giuro che ho minacciato mio padre per farmelo scaricare in Ebook , il giorno esatto dell’uscita.

Non ho aspettato nemmeno un secondo di più , le mani mi tremavano dalla felicità.

Anche se in Inglese , ho letto QoS , abbuffandomi letteralmente senza mai smettere  e in cinque giorni l’ho completato.

 

Devo parlane. Devo esprimere quello che sento. Non resisto più! Spoiler o non spoiler io non mi fermo più!!

Aelin dopo mesi , in missione su un altro continente , torna dove le novelle sono cominciate : a Rifthold.

Convinta del suo piano , prima di riprendersi il regno deve vendicarsi delle persone che l’hanno fatta diventare un mostro.

Scoprendo cosa è successo in città dopo la sua assenza , Aelin è presa dallo stupore e dalla rabbia per la cattura di Aedion e Dorian , e scarica , naturalmente la sua furia frustrata su Chaol , che non si sa come, ha cominciato a fare veramente qualcosa.

Dovendo rinunciare ai suoi piani di vendetta Aelin è costretta  a scendere a patti con Arobynn e a ritrovarsi con vecchie amicizie.

Qui dopo tanto tempo ritroviamo Lysandra, che non ci crederete , ma è diventata il mio personaggio preferito in assoluto. (ps io la scippo infinitamente con Aedion e spero che alla fine di questa saga , qui succeda qualcosa..).

 

Lo so , quelli che hanno letto le novelle penseranno , ” ma che ti sei fumata?!”, ma solo leggendo il libro capirete !

Chaol , ormai a capo di una banda di ribelli , si vede costretto a tenere nascosti , e a fallire , i suoi piani di liberazione del Principe a Aelin , che gli ha letteralmente e brutalmente schiaffeggiato la verità in faccia.

 

Ok premetto e lo dico chiaro e tondo , più che altro per non illudere i vostri cuoricini speranzosi…Chaolaena è sotto terra , Chaolaelin non è mai proprio esistita.

dopo questa rivelazione potete fermarvi un minuto e piangere fino allo sfinimento se proprio ne avete bisogno…..

Ok, dopo questo momento di silenzio molto sentito proseguiamo;

Il nostro sconsolato capitano/mollato/solo come un cane è accompagnato da una versione femminile di Legolas ,solo però con i capelli scuri; io ho adorato Nesryn fino all’ultimo capitolo, ed è riuscita a fare l’impossibile: dare un senso a Chaol .

Infatti il nostro amichetto dopo essersi depresso per quasi mezzo libro , comincia finalmente a trovare la sua compagnia stimolate…e non aggiungo altro.

( io li shippo un botto).

Intanto dopo un entrata quasi spettacolare , con tanto di fumo allucinogeno , la nostra Aelin / Machete/ Fire-bitch-queen , travestita da ballerina, si intruffola alla festa di compleanno del nostro Principe posseduto e davanti a tutti libera il nostro amatissimo , Aedion .

La riunione è stata la cosa più commovente (e esilarante)scena mai letta.

Non riesco a spiegarvela.

Peccato che il momento viene interrotto, dal nostro principe/strafigo/fae che d’improvviso ,spinto da una nostalgia , corre a ritrovare la sua regina.

Questo uomo mi ha sconvolto la vita, un attimo non c’è e un’attimo dopo succede il finimondo.

Comincia persino a vedere Aelin come una donna , più che come un furetto , e poi si accendono le scintille e ……

Spazio all’immaginazione.

E poi la parte che mia commosso di più. Lo sapevo che sarebbe successo. Ho aspettato questo momento da quasi un anno e finalmente è avvenuto.

La scena in cui Aelin va alla tomba di Sam e gli dichiara il suo eterno amore, sara scolpito dentro la mia mente per sempre.

L’ho sempre saputo. Aelin o Celaena , non ha importanza , Sam era il suo “suol mate” e questo lo ha provato.

non posso dirvi di più .

Tranne che Arobynn finalmente è stato amazzato da…..

e no questo è un segreto! 😉

4 . La contessa segreta di Eva Ibbotson 

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Ogniuno dovrebbe leggerlo. Scritto davvero , davvero bene.

Eva Ibbotson ha fatto un vero e proprio capolavoro, e la scrittura è così leggera, veloce , scorrevole che è come farsi trasportare dalle onde del Volga verso San Pietroburgo e tra le steppe Russe ,per poi andare nella campagna del dopo guerra Inglese , stile Downton Abbey .

La storia racconta di una contessa russa , scampata alla guerra e poi fuggita in Inghilterra che dopo aver perso tutto , va in segreto a lavorare come domestica , in una villa di campagna , dove incontra il suo proprietario…pronto a sposarsi ,con una ricca e un po scellerata ereditiera , che pagherà suo debito e salverà la casa di famiglia , sempre se….

La contessa segreta è uno di quei libri che non puoi smettere di rileggere all’infinito…

5. Deathless di Catherynne M Valente

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La più bella , fantastica e crudele favola che io abbia mai letto.

Deathless è uno di quei libri che leggi una volta sola e ti rimangono impressi per sempre.

E’ come una giostra che gira , egira e gira , fino a quando questa non si ferma e tu ti trovi dispersa senza meta. E’ la storia dentro la storia.

E’ la favola che si ripete di continuo e che finisce con la morte dell’immortale e che risorge per prendere posto in un’altra storia.

La favola di Marya Morevna e della Morte di Koschey l’immortale è qualcosa che va oltre , la favola stessa. E’ come una matrioska che si schiude piano , piano facendola ritornare alla forma originale.

La Valente ha rielaborato uno dei racconti più interessanti della letteratura popolare russa e la fatto diventare un capolavoro , che ti divora, parla per parola fino a quando non ti lascia senza fiato.

L’h amato dall’inizio , fino , all’ultimo fine.

6. Six of Crows di Leigh Bardugo 

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Leigh Bardugo ha scritto il caso letterario dell’anno con SoC ; il più spregiudicato, dinamico , cinico , fantastico  libro del 2015.

Il mondo dei grisha ritorna a risplendere con questa nuova serie e un attesissimo sequel per la fine di quest’anno , e questa volta si tinge di grigio e sembra una mission imposible , con una fine altrettanto catastrofica , come gloriosa.

Kaz Brekker giovane boss della banda a capo del quartiere mal famato di Kettedram , viene ingaggiato per compiere la missione più suicida di sempre ; il prezzo diventare ricchi fino a stare male.

Per questo deve cercare la gente  giusta per l’occasione.

Una spia, una Grisha lontano da casa , un giramondo, un pistolero con il vizio del gioco e un prigioniero pieno di vendetta.

Questa improbabile squadra si avventura , si scontrerà con il freddo più rigido , le trappole più mortali e i segreti più nascosti per finire a riuscire e ritornare sani e salvi per poi essere sbaragliati e divisi dal comissionatore.

Six of Crows vi stupirà come nessun altro .

 

Spero di essere stata esaudiente e se volete leggete la mia fanfic di il trono di ghiaccio su Wattpad,

 

Xoxo Chiara

A Court of Thorns ans Roses fancast

Freja Beha as Feyre
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Taylor Hill as Nesta

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Gabriella Wilde as Elaine

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Emil Andersson as Tamlin

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Oliver Dale as Lucien

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Katie McGrath as Amaratha

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Aaron Taylor Johnson as Rhisand
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Sam Cortland post

Who You Should Fight: Throne of Glass edition

Celaena/Aelin: DO NOT FIGHT! I REPEAT, DO NOT FIGHT! SHE WILL KICK YOUR ASS IN LESS THAN .03 SECONDS

Dorian: It’s up to you, really. Simply mention what happened to Sorscha to him. He’ll either be reduced to tears or snap your neck.

Chaol: Be my guest. He’ll put up a fight, but if you play dirty, you’ll beat him. He’s too honorable for his own good.

Sam Cortland: Do you enjoy kicking puppies?

Manon: She drinks blood for pleasure, has iron nails and teeth, and has a freaking wyvern on her side, so fight at your own risk. actually don’t even try

Rowan: Do you want to die? No? That’s what I thought, SO DON’T FIGHT HIM

Aedion: Go ahead. If you say anything about his childhood or what happened to his country, he’ll fall apart easily.

The King of Adarlan: Do not fight, he will use whatever tactics necessary to kill you, even if it means fighting dirty

Arobynn Hamel: He’ll probably kill you easily, but DO US ALL A FAVOR AND FIGHT HIM, PLEASE

Maeve: She’ll beat you, but at least you’ll have fought the Queen of the Bitches

pansycaketobias asked:

Sam & Celaena ☁

[Set somewhere between The Assassin and the Underworld and The Assassin and the Empire]

Celaena ducked under an awning and pressed herself against the building and as far away from the rain as possible. Sam, laughing, ran up behind her. But, he stayed out in the rain. He spun like a fool, his locks darkening with rainwater. “Get in here, idiot,” Celaena hissed.

Sam laughed harder, “No, you come out here.”

[[MORE]]She pulled away from the wall to put her hands on her hips. “This isn’t funny, Sam.”

He stopped spinning, “Not even a little bit?”

She rolled her eyes. She didn’t need to deal with this. Sticking close to the wall, Celaena began the trek back to their apartment. Out in the rain, Sam followed. Lightning cracked over head, almost startling Celaena into the wall. She grunted when Sam’s laughter started up again.

“Why are you enjoying this so much?” Celaena turned on him. She wrung out her hair, pressing her hands into the curling strands. She’d always hated when it curled. “My hair is ruined.”

“Good,” She spun on Sam, an insult at the tip of her tongue. He said, “Live a little, Sardothien.”

Memories of the last time she’d heard that phrase all flooded back, and she snapped, “I do live. All the time.” Celaena started walking again, her saunter more of a stomp than anything. “This is all your fault.”

Sam’s laugh hit a new octave. “My fault? If you hadn’t punched our bartender in the face, we wouldn’t be in this mess.” She glared at him, and he met her stare headlong.

A burst of thunder startled both of them into ending the starring contest. They turned a corner, and she could finally make out the light of their apartment up ahead. “At least I didn’t throw a table.”

“There were six men running at me! What was I supposed to do?”

Celaena huffed and looked away from him. He was insufferable. “You’re going to catch a cold out there. And then how’ll we complete contracts?”

“Says Adarlan’s Assassin as if she needs my measly help,” Sam sang back. There was a smirk on his lips.

Celaena rolled her eyes again. “Wait,” Sam called as she stepped around the corner. “Wait, Celaena!” She wasn’t listening. She could see the light up ahead and that was the only thing on her mind. There was a crack, but she assumed it was just lightning. And then she was wet.

She gasped and stilled. Sam snapped a hand over his mouth somewhere behind her to hide his obvious chuckles. She hissed, shaking her arms of the water dripping down her. The awning had snapped just above her and all the water pooling in the tarp soaked her.

“Celaena,” Sam’s voice was gentler behind her. “Are you-”

She threw her head back and stared up at the night sky. Although there were dark clouds coating the horizon, if she squinted, she could just make out the stars that made up the Lord of the North. She allowed a small smile to slide onto her lips. Celaena hummed, then spun back and tapped Sam on the shoulder.

With a burst of speed, she took off, screaming, “Race ya!”

Sam laughed and she could hear his shoes hitting the pavement as he followed her. Laughing, Celaena turned the final corner before they reached their building. Live a little, Sardothien, Ansel had said. Somewhere out there, maybe Ansel had been right.

Celaena grinned and sped up.

Heir of Fire moments
  • Me:I’m ok . Nothing can hurt me now
  • * Sam nominated*
  • Me:Oh Oh..

I love how even though Maas herself has confirmed that he is in fact dead, everyone in this fandom still believes Sam’s alive and will come back at some point.

Maybe if we believe hard enough and have enough faith, it’ll actually happen?

Before skulls bay, Sam and Celaena had a love hate relationship

I could be done with The Assassin’s Blade by now, but my heart refuses to finish The Assassin and the Empire because it knows what’s to come. I just love Sam so much. He doesn’t deserve what’s going to happen to him. And poor Celaena. I don’t think I can stand to watch her go through more pain.

If we live through this, Celaena,” Sam said, heading toward the side street that led to the docks, “remind me to teach you how to play cards properly.
The Assassin and The Pirate Lord. HOly FUCKING SHIT NO NO NO I’M DONE HE NEVER GOT TO TEACH HER CARDS NO NO U SEE THEY HAD MANY CARD GAMES TO PLAY BUT NOPE WERE NOT ALLOW THEM TO SEE THEM GROW OLD TOGETHER

THRONE OF GLASS MODERN AESTHETICS: Celaena and Sam

anonymous asked:

Do you think Sam Cortland is alive?

Aedion x Chaol on Tumbrl

CHAOL X AEDION DRABBLE – “ME @ GOD: ARE YOU SEEING THIS SHIT?”

This is for thegoldenttrio, who I had a lovely long conversation with last night about just how gay Aedion Ashryver is for Chaol. Enjoy.


Celaena had been nagging at Chaol about pulling his hair back from his eyes for the past fifteen minutes, and it was starting to grate.

“We’re trying to save the world,” he reminded her.

“Can’t do that with hair all over your face,” she shot back. “Just – tuck it behind your ear, or something!”

Sighing, Chaol leaned back from the maps of Adarlan and pulled his hand over his scalp, trying to push it all over to the side. Wow. Celaena was right – it had gotten kind of long. Maybe he should –

It was then that he noticed Aedion had stopped talking about battle plans and was staring at him.

“What?” Chaol said.

Aedion continued glaring in stony silence, eyes falling from his hand (which was hovering, frozen, above his head), to his hair, to his face.

“Aedion, what is it?” Chaol asked, beginning to feel equal parts bewildered and annoyed.

“Fucking hair.”

Chaol blinked, seeing Dorian smother a smile behind his hand out of the corner of his eye. “I beg your pardon?”

Aedion raised his eyes to the heavens, swore under his breath once more, then returned to talking about battle charges like nothing had happened.

So remember in Heir of Fire when Aedion and Chaol are talking and Aedion’s like “yeah there’s no way Aelin’s going to see the battlefield” and Chaol thinks to himself “haha I can’t wait to see that argument”???

Well I have this AU where Aelin is back and they’ve gathered all the loyal nobles from Terrasen and they’re in a war council and they’re planning and Aelin’s just like “yeah I’ll lead the charge on the left flank” or something like that and then Aedion’s like “oh hell no” and Aelin’s like “oh hell yes” and then they argue like that for a while but no one seems to be winning and eventually Aedion says “I’ll fight you for it. You choose the weapons and whoever wins decides where you’ll be during the battle.” And Aelin thinks for a minute and then smirks faintly and just says “no.” And Aedion’s just like “haha you’re scared you can’t beat me” and then Aelin says “no, Aedion, I could whoop your ass in a fight but I’m the Queen and what I say goes. You can sit out of this battle in my place if you want, though.” And then Aelin shuts his mouth and everybody else in the room is thinking “Aelin’s awesome we have the coolest queen in Erilea.” And Chaol’s just like “I knew this argument was going to be entertaining but that was way better than I thought.” And Rowan’s smirking and thinking to himself “that’s my girl.” And then Aelin leads the charge on the left flank and totally kicks ass and Aedion’s like “damn Aelin’s such a badass.”

So yeah.

CHAOL X AEDION DRABBLE – SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS

I swear to god, thegoldenttrio, I should be writing my actual work but instead I’m just churning out Chaolaedion. Damn it.


Chaol lay in the dark, staring up at the ceiling, and regretting almost everything that had happened to lead to this situation.
It had been a relatively normal night so far, with Aedion going to sleep almost an hour earlier than him with a small (and admittedly endearing) snuffle and a soft shifting of his legs. But now? Now was when the problem started.
“Aedion.”
Nothing.
“Aedion.”
Still nothing.
“Aedion!”
There was a small groan and a croaked, “what?”
“Move.”
“What?”
“Move. You’re taking up too much space.”
Aedion’s face emerged from the pillow, blinking sleepily. Yet still, he managed to look incredulous. “I beg your pardon?”
Chaol gestured at the mattress, where he was just half an inch from the edge and Aedion took up the majority of the space. “I’m hanging off the edge here. Please move.”
Aedion didn’t do anything but glare for a couple of seconds, then made a grumbling noise. Chaol yelped, finding his back suddenly squashed against Aedion’s chest.
“Shut up and go to sleep,” Aedion mumbled into Chaol’s hair.
Chaol tried to break free, but Aedion said immediately, “don’t wiggle, or it will be awkward for the both of us.”
Celaena found them in a position she called ‘spooning’ the next morning. Fleetfoot eventually jumped on the bed and woke them up, but not before she had called Dorian to have a look and apparently agreed with him that they would both refer to Chaol and Aedion as nothing but “little spoon” and “big spoon” for the rest of the day.

CHAOL X AEDION DRABBLE – AEDION’S HAIR

Chaol gets fussy about Aedion’s hair. Bickering ensues. Dorian and Celaena hang around just because it’s funny.( thegoldenttrio​ more fluff because I’m weak)


It began one afternoon while scouring family trees in the library with Dorian.

Aedion’s hair was falling over his face in a soft curtain, swinging rhythmically with every breath. The golden strands would edge into the side of Chaol’s vision, back and forth, back and forth, until eventually his self-control slipped.

“Tie your hair back,” he said quietly.

“I’m sorry?”

“Your hair,” said Chaol, “it’s distracting. Tie it back.”

Aedion stared at him for a long moments, then slowly and deliberately moved his head sideways, dragging the ends of his hair across the pages of the book. “No.”

Chaol stubbornly ignored Dorian’s silent distracting, eh?

***

It turned into an ongoing argument after that. It graduated from terse requests to tie it back, to throwing at him lengths of cord to use as hair ties, to literally grabbing his head and pulling it back every time he walked into the room. Every time Chaol tied it, it would take Aedion only a couple of seconds to shake it loose.

Celaena and Dorian watched them bicker with profound amusement, she attempting to maintain a straight face and Dorian going bright pink from trying not to laugh aloud. Chaol was fairly sure Aedion was playing deadpan to make his cousin laugh.

After several weeks of constant battle, Chaol decided to end it. He issued an ultimatum – either Aedion cut his hair, or Chaol would get Fleetfoot (who was now nearing the weight of a small horse) to sit on him and do it himself.

Aedion came to Chaol’s bedchambers soon enough, with an apology and an immaculate braid courtesy of his cousin.

CHAOL X AEDION DRABBLE – SHARING CLOTHES

I haven’t written anything for a couple of days and thought hey, why not? (Forthegoldenttrio)


It took only several seconds for Celaena to notice.
“Why is your tunic so big?”
Chaol felt his face heat up, self-consciously brushing a hand over said tunic. It was definitely a little big, the collar revealing too much undershirt and one shoulder almost slipping off. The belt he’d cinched it in with was doing as much as it could – which wasn’t a lot.
Dorian looked up at the question, and joined the assassin in scrutinizing him. “Have you been eating properly?” the prince said after a moment.
“Yes,” Chaol grumbled.
Dorian’s eyes scrunched up and he tilted his head to the side in a manner reminiscent of Fleetfoot. Celaena copied him without realizing it.
Chaol shifted under their gaze, snapping when they both began to twist their heads in the other direction.
“It’s just a big tunic!” he said sharply.
They both raised their hands in gestures of surrender, Celaena giving an exaggerated shrug.
The rest of the day passed relatively normally, although occasionally Chaol would turn and catch one – or sometimes both – of his friends eyeing the tunic thoughtfully. The mystery (for them, at least) was solved when Aedion strode in around dinner time from a day spent hunting, immediately spotted Chaol, and said unnecessarily loudly, “you should wear my clothes more often.”
Celaena snorted into her drink.
Dorian fell off his chair.

CHAOL X AEDION ONE SHOT – HOLD MY HAND

I wrote this mostly just for thegoldenttrio‘s reaction…….you’re welcome.


“Where’s Aedion?”

For some reason, Chaol felt like he was both invisible and drowning at the same time. Everyone was rushing around him, swerving like he was a cold spot – or like they were a hurricane and he was the eye of the storm. A tight feeling had settled in his chest, as if he was underwater and running out of air.

“Where’s Aedion?” he repeated, louder. He could see Dorian and Celaena tending to one another’s wounds a little way off, thankfully not seriously injured – split lips and bruises and Dorian was limping slightly, but nothing life-threatening.

Aedion, however, had disappeared during the fight and had not been seen since. Panic was beginning to set in.

“Where’s Aedion?” he said once more, silently begging someone, anyone, to take notice.

“Aedion?”

Chaol whipped round, internally thanking the gods. A tall, imposing young woman with long, pale hair, a red cloak, and intimidating eyes was standing there, looking at him intently, wiping scarlet blood on her cloak off the end of –

Chaol blinked, swallowing dryly. Iron nails. An ironteeth witch.

“I,” he began, coughed, swallowed again, and said, “yes. Aedion Ashryver – do you know where he is?”

The witch jerked her chin in Celaena and Dorian’s direction. “Her cousin?”

“Yes.”

“I saw him getting carried off,” she said, and Chaol felt like his stomach had just dropped out of his feet. “Wound in the side. Looked deep. Bad, but I don’t think it will be fatal.”

Chaol croaked, “where?”

She tilted her head to the right. “Third sickroom on the left.”

Chaol made a mental note to thank her later, and ran.

The room stank of copper and sweat and a horrible rotten smell that reminded him of vomit was coming from the corner, but Chaol only had eyes for the body on the bed. The massive Ashryver was sprawled on the thin mattress, a light sheen of perspiration covering his skin, armour off and shirt ripped at the side. A bloody bandage formed a lump against Aedion’s side, and his hair was swirling in slender golden threads across the folded tunic acting as a pillow.

Chaol kneeled by the side of the bed and touched Aedion’s forehead hesitantly. “Aedion?”

There was a tense moment when nothing happened, then his eyelids peeled themselves apart and he groaned quietly. “Chaol?”

Chaol felt a lump rise in his throat as his hand moved in a comforting movement , Aedion leaning deliriously into the touch. He’d never seen the Wolf of the North look so vulnerable before. This was Aedion in an almost childlike state, something completely unfamiliar to both Chaol and, he suspected, almost everyone Aedion knew. “Shhh. Don’t strain yourself.”

Aedion made an unintelligible murmur, eyes half-open, and reached an arm up. He took Chaol’s hand – gently, so gently, had Aedion ever handled anything without his signature brute strength, was this the first time in years? – and held it.

“I told you to be careful,” Chaol whispered, unable to help himself. “Now look at you.”

Aedion finally managed to focus his eyes, and if he’d had the strength to roll them, Chaol suspected he would have. He twined their fingers together. “Shut up and hold my hand, captain.”

CHAOL X AEDION DRABBLE – “I’M HIS HUSBAND”

Because thegoldenttrio made me do it.


Chaol was wondering, yet again, why he had agreed to marry Aedion Ashryver.

It happened in under three seconds, and it took him another two seconds to register it – Aedion shaking the hand of a very important army general from Eyllwe, saying, “hello. I’m Chaol Westfall’s husband, Aedion.”

It had obviously taken both Dorian and Celaena shorter amounts of time to gather what had happened, as there was a sudden duet of snorting and Chaol knew that if he turned around he’d see the both of them with their arms wrapped around their midriffs, blue in the face from trying not to laugh.

Chaol could feel the blush rising on his neck, so he tapped Aedion on the elbow and hissed, “that’s really not necessary”, all the while acutely aware of the general’s amused expression.

Aedion raised an eyebrow at his husband, and offered his hand again to the general. “I must apologize,” he said smoothly, without missing a beat. “I am the captain of the guard’s husband, Aedion.”

Chaol flashed an obscene gesture behind his back at Dorian and Celaena.

Tumbrl post

I ship Celaena with everyone but like especially with chocolate cake

Sam Cortland, Rowan Whitethorn, and Theodore Finch are literal baes

punching me in the face still wouldnt hurt as much as Sam cortland does

  • Fergie:fairly tales don’t always have a happy ending
  • Dorian:preach it
How we feel about Throne of Glass

behindthebloom:

THRONE OF GLASS

Celaena might be the most bad-ass heroine ever. I need more…now!

CROWN OF MIDNIGHT

Wow, it gets better. I’m seriously obsessed with this series.

THE ASSASSIN’S BLADE

One word: Sam.

QUEEN OF SHADOWS

The wait might literally kill me.

  • me:*goes into a coma*
  • me:*wakes up 3 years later*
  • me:hey no more waiting for throne of glass
To Arobynn at the end of Assassin’s Blade

aelin-is-fire:

  • “I name you Elentiya.” She kissed the assassin’s brow. “I give you this name to use with honour, to use when other names grow too heavy. I name you Elentiya, ‘Spirit That Could Not Be Broken.”

    Source:

  • celaenaelin:

    things the tog fandom is divided over:

    • chaol

    things the tog fandom is not and will never be divided over:

    • fleetfoot

  • celaenaelin:

    people who i (celaenaelin) think have a strong possibility of dying before the end of the series:

    • chaol
    • abraxos
    • kaltain/duke perrington (one or the other)
    • some of the 13 (Manon’s second or third, probably)
    • mab/maeve
    • fleetfoot
    • aedion OR rowan, likely not both
    • the king lol

    King die. Please.

  • serpensrtia:

                        “You gave me the truth today, so I’ll share mine: even if it meant
    us being FRIENDS again, I don’t think I would want to go back to how
    it was before—who I was BEFORE. And this…” He jerked his chin toward
    the scattered crystals and the bowl of water. “I think this is a GOOD change, too.
                                                               Don’t fear it.

                    Dorian left, and Chaol opened his mouth, but no WORDS came out.
    He was too stunned. When Dorian had spoken, it hadn’t been a prince who
    looked at him. It had been a KING.” 

  • serpensrtia:

                                    “I name you Elentiya.” She kissed the assassin’s brow.
    “I give you this name to use with HONOUR, to use when other names
    grow too HEAVY. I name you Elentiya,
    ‘Spirit That Could Not Be BROKEN.” 

                                            —   Hollis Wakeema as Nehemia Ytger

  • Celaena Sardothien  

  • The Signs as YA Fantasy Heroines
    • Aries:Cleona Bellos (From Falling Kingdoms)
    • Taurus:Princess Anidori-Kiladra (From The Goose Girl)
    • Gemini:Nyx Triskelion (From Cruel Beauty)
    • Cancer:Adelina Amouteru (From The Young Elites)
    • Leo:Meira (From Snow Like Ashes)
    • Virgo:Beka Cooper (From Terrier)
    • Libra:Celaena Sardothian (From Throne of Glass)
    • Scorpio:Sophie Hatter (From Howl’s Moving Castle)
    • Sagittarius:Sabriel (From Sabriel)
    • Capricorn:Yelena Zaltana (From Poison Study)
    • Aquarius:Kestrel Tranjen (From The Winner’s Curse)
    • Pieces:Katsa (From Graceling)

  • “I should go to bed,” she said. He raised his eyebrows. “Alone,” she added. She had opened the bedroom door and slid inside before he could stop her. “Good night.”

    Dorian leaned against the door, bringing his face close to hers. “Good night,” he whispered, and she didn’t stop him as he kissed her again. He broke it off before she was ready, and she almost fell onto the ground as he removed his weight from the door. He laughed softly.

    “Good night,” she said again, heat rushing to her face. Then he was gone.

    Celaena strode to the balcony and flung open the doors, embracing the chill air. Her hand rose to her lips and she stared up at the stars, feeling her heart grow, and grow, and grow.

  • ricardoquaresmas:

    Oh The Pain: Celaena Sardothien and Chaol Westfall

    “Who said anything about shame?” She gestured down to her naked body, even though it was covered by the blanket. “Honestly, I’m surprised you’re not strutting about, boasting to everyone. I certainly would be if I’d tumbled me.”
    “Does your love for yourself know no bounds?”
    “Absolutely none.”

    (insp)

  • she wants her s(am cortland)

Reasons Why Celaena Will End Up With Rowan
  • 1. They are one soul in two bodies.
  • 2. They have created every bond possible to a person in that world except for a sexual one. That is the natural next step.
  • 3. They are closer than a married couple. No other husband would be able to stand it.
  • 4. Their magic complements one another.
  • 5. They are both Fae.
  • 6. He will help her regain her throne.
  • 7. She cannot marry Dorian because they both must rule countries in their own right, and the people of Terrasen would never consent to be joined to Adarlan in one kingdom.
  • 8. Celaena has finally let go of Chaol. He was what she needed to come back after Endovier, but she is too morally ambiguous and wild for such a straightforward guy.
  • 9. Sarah J Maas has cited Katniss’ reaction to Prim’s death as inspiration for Celaena’s reaction to Nehemia’s. Though it was not specifically Chaol’s fault (just like Prim’s was not Gale’s), Celaena is unable to separate the two notions (Nehemia’s death and Chaol’s involvement) in her head, and thus will never be able to look at Chaol the same way.
  • 10. Dorian’s love for Celaena helped him become the man he is, but they are now just beautiful friends.
  • 11. Sarah J Maas is in love with Rowan.
  • 12. Nobody understands Celaena like Rowan.
  • 13. Rowan has always seen Celaena as Aelin, her true self, whereas her other love interests see her first and foremost as Celaena, a persona she is on the road to putting behind her for good.
  • 14. Rowan gave Celaena her tattoo, one that matches his own. One that would need lots of explaining and emotional conversation with a potential other lover, but with Rowan she doesn’t need words. He already knows.
  • 15. Rowan’s love for Celaena is hinted at when his “kitty-cat friend” asks Celaena her age, she tells him, and he turns to Rowan and says, “good luck.”
  • 16. Rowan is the only one that knows everything about Celaena and her past.
  • 17. Rowan is the only person she has met that is equal to her in every way.
  • 18. Rowan is the shit.
  • Heir of Fire ***SPOILERS***

    freshface-blankpage:

    so theres a rant brewing in me and i need to let it out…

    the five parts of Heir of Fire that destroyed my heart:

    1) Dorian

    “He ripped his cold magic from the air and turned it inward, wrapping it around his heart.”

    It killed me to read this because the thing about Dorian is that I never considered him to suffer. He’s the prince and yes he has a horrible father who he has to continuously fake submission to but I never really felt that his feelings suffered for it. But then this line… Dorian has a heart and now I want to protect it at all costs. And the way this book ended totally fucked Dorian over, he is in the worst state and someone needs to get their shit together in order to save him or I will slip into a miserable-feels-induced coma. 

    2) The burnout

    While Celaena was keeping the fires going at the celebration and she nearly burned herself out- that was intense. I found myself reading that chapter so quickly but so thoroughly, I couldnt afford to skip a word but I also couldnt linger on one word for too long. When it happened it’s when I knew that Celaena and Rowan were meant to be whatever they’re meant to be. I love them so much, I can’t believe how beautifully and painfully their relationship evolved in this book.

    “Like the ebb and flow of the tide, the bath froze, then melted, froze, then melted, slower each time. And each time, the cold soaked into her a bit more, numbing her, urging her body to relax.

    Ice and fire. Frost and embers. Locked in a battle, pushing and pulling. Beneath it, she could almost taste Rowan’s steel will slamming against her magic- a will that refused to let the fire burn her into nothing.”

    And then, obviously I went mad when he finally saw her Endovier scars and his reaction, but really it was when she was burning out and he felt the urgency of her pain and he was literally the only one who could help her that I lost my shit and knew that part would stick with me.

    3) The whipping

    “‘Please,’ Celaena whispered. There was a crack, and the world fragmented as Rowan bowed when the whip sliced into his back. He gritted his teeth, hissing, but did not cry out.”

    This was just one of those moments while reading that I could imagine so vividly that it hurt. I just can’t read it and not think about if this were made into a movie, how awful and ugly I would look while sobbing to this scene.

    4) Sorscha’s beheading

    “‘No.’

    Chaol thought he had not heard it, the wind that cleaved through the air just before the guard’s sword did.

    One blow from that mighty sword.

    That was all it took to sever Sorscha’s head.

    The scream that erupted out of Dorian was the worst sound that Chaol had ever heard.”

    This was just the most unexpected, brutal, devastating part of this book. Like. JESUS CHRIST. I was in love with Sorscha. She was incredible and silently strong and so important. And she was so good for Dorian. Not anymore *cries*

    5) I love you

    “Chaol stared at Dorian in mute horror as his friend’s eyes glowed a deep, raging blue, and the prince snarled at the king, ‘Don’t you touch him.’…[Chaol] looked at his friend, perhaps for the last time, and said what he had always known, from the moment they’d met, when he’d understood that the prince was his brother in soul. ‘I love you.’”

    I feel like this is something that not many authors would do. It’s a line that’s not really ever crossed. “I love you” is hardly ever said in such a serious and emotional manner between two people that aren’t romantically involved and that aren’t of opposite sex. There’s so much love between Chaol and Dorian and i’m astonished and greatful at how starkly it is expressed.

    Throughout the entire book, Chaol had this huge flaw of not choosing sides and not making up his mind and I wasn’t sure if I felt the same about him anymore until he said that to Dorian. Because now I know for sure where he stands and it gives me hope that if he can freely love Dorian and his magic, then he can freely love Celaena even if she’s also Aelin.

    end rant.

  • cerifiablyinsanegurl:

    I will marry someone who’s last name is Cortland and name my child Sam

    • Rowan:one day every year, Aelin and I spend a day treating ourselves.
    • Aelin:tattoos!
    • Rowan:treat yo self.
    • Aelin:Carranam!
    • Rowan:treat yo self.
    • Aelin:revenge!
    • Rowan:treat yo self.
    • Aelin:it’s the best day of the year.

My Throne of Glass fan Cast

Celaena Sardothien

  • Teresa Palmer

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  • Dakota Fanning 

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  • Lily James

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Sam Cortland 

  • Sam Claflin 

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Chaol Westfall

  • Theo James 

Theo James

  • Max Irons

The White Queen

Dorian Havilliard

  • Joshua Brand

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Princes Nehemia 

  • Caitlin Staesy 

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Lady Kaltain Rompier

  • Adelaide Kane

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Lysandra 

  • Natalie Dormer 

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Aedion Ashryver 

  • Jake Abel 

percy

Sorscha 

  • Astrid Berges Frisbey 

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Rowan Whitethorn 

  • Connor McClain 

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Manon Blackbeak 

  • Emilia Clarke

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The world of Tumblr….

  • Fandom:hoe don’t do it
  • Chaol:*tells Aedion about Aelin*
  • Fandom:oh my god

I feel like Sam isn’t really dead…I dont know, maybe it’s wishful thinking but maybe Arobynn saved him and made Celaena think he was dead so she would kill Jayne, get caught, etc….I want Sam to be alive BUT CHAOL!!!

The Dark artefices- Cassandra Clare

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Cassie fala sobre Emma e Julian e do papel e experiência de homens e mulheres no relacionamento

Em pleno Dia Internacional da Mulher, algumas pessoas ainda são condicionadas (ou preferimos pensar assim) a acreditar que em um relacionamento heterossexual, ou na sociedade no geral, homens e mulheres têm seu papel definido, e isso não pode ser mudado. Caso contrário, gera estranhamento.

E um fã disse à Cassie que acha estranho em Os Artifícios das Trevas a Emma ter tido alguns namorados e ter feito sexo, enquanto o Julian ainda é virgem. E como sabemos que muito provavelmente os dois se envolverão em um romance, isso significaria que ela teria mais experiência nesse campo que ele.

A Cassie foi bastante didática em sua reposta, e mostrou mais uma vez que as mulheres podem sim se sobressair sobre os homens, sem regra ou exceção. Confiram o post traduzido abaixo!

Olá Cassie. Eu sei que você está sempre muito ocupada, mas eu tenho essa pergunta na minha mente por um mês mais ou menos e eu não tenho nenhuma ideia de como eu posso responder a isso e porque é sobre Julian e Emma eu pensei que você pode responder a isso. Eu queria saber por que você decidiu mudar o papel e fazer Emma a única com experiência e Julian quem nem sequer tinha uma namorada. Porque eu acho que vai ser muito estranho e, provavelmente, o que significa que Julian é super tranquilo e provavelmente tímido. Eu sei que é uma coisa estúpida, mas várias pessoas estão perguntando a mesma coisa, então eu ensinou que você pode responder a isso, para me fazer e aos outros fãs, felizes. — Hgcastloveyou
Há um monte de coisas para organizar nesta pergunta.

Em primeiro lugar, a ideia de “inverter os papéis”. Bem, isso só se aplica se você estiver cortando uma visão de um mundo que combina com romances que foram escritos há vinte anos — que todos os romances estão entre uma garota virgem corada e um muito experiente homem. Não é como se nós não vemos esse ponto de vista muito tradicional no entretenimento popular agora (Cinquenta tons de Cinza) — mas isso não significa que não há qualquer razão narrativa real para cumpri-la, exceto o pensamento que você deve dar às pessoas o que elas esperam, porque elas esperam.

Essa ansiedade não é sobre sexo. É sobre o poder. Trata-se da ideia de que a experiência sexual combina com outras “marcas de poderes” que são codificadas como masculino: riqueza, poder dinástico, fama. Trata-se da ideia de que uma mulher com mais poder do que um homem é algo desconfortável, e um profundo desconforto relacionado com a ideia de que se Emma já namorou antes, e Julian não namorou, e ela tem mais experiência do que ele, isso significa que ela tem mais poder do que ele tem/vai passar por cima dele/ela vai ser uma covarde.

Agora, isso não é como se não tivesse romances assim que não se reverta a isso, com grande sucesso. Pense Outlander. Não há nada de “estranho”, sobre o fato de que Claire tem experiência e Jamie não. Isso não significa que ela tem todo o poder. Isso significa que eles têm o poder em diferentes arenas de suas vidas. É também útil para mostrar que o sexo não é necessariamente uma marca de poderes. Às vezes, o sexo é apenas sexo.

Não sei porque o Julian não tendo experiências com namoro significaria que ele é tímido e calmo. Simon, Will, Jem, Alec, Gideon e Gabriel, nenhum deles já havia namorado, nós só os vimos com seus primeiro(as) namorados(as) . Will é o oposto de tímido e calmo. Não é como se os homens transassem e virassem mestres do universo, capazes de matar demônios e resgatar donzelas de um jeito que não eram antes.

Emma é mais velha que Clary, que começou no livro com 15 anos. Emma tem 17, quase 18 anos, é normal que uma garota dessa idade tenha tido sexo consensual com um namorado antes e continue sendo uma garota normal. Clary era virgem, Jace não. Tessa e Will eram virgens. Nesse caso, Emma não é virgem e Julian é. Não estou “invertendo os papeis”, apenas explorando um cenário diferente.

Julian não evita sexo porque ele é tímido. Ele evita sexo, assim como relacionamentos, porque ele possui segredos que não pode contar, e não quer dormir com alguém com quem não possa confiar seus segredos. É a escolha dele, e é uma escolha adequada para o seu personagem, mas isso não significa que ele é fraco ou não é atraente ou não consegue se relacionar com as pessoas, ou que a relação dele com a Emma é “esquisita”. Acho que é um bom momento para eu dizer que Lady Midnight pode não ser o livro que vocês esperam. Não tem como saber tão cedo assim como é o relacionamento das pessoas e como isso se desenvolve. Emma e Julian são parabatai quando o livro começa, e esse é o relacionamento que eles tem, e se Julian se tornasse algo a mais para Emma e eles tivessem um relacionamento amoroso, ele não seria tão babaca a ponto de se importar com o fato de que ela já teve namorado(s). E isso já são muitos “se”.

Mesmo que o relacionamento “tradicional” consista em um homem experiente e uma mulher sem experiência, não tem porque todo mundo escrever só esse tipo de relação. Se todos os livros fossem sobre o mesmo relacionamento, o mundo seria um lugar chato!

Que orgulho de ser fã de uma mulher tão inteligente e que inspira a mudança para o bem! Feliz Dia da Mulher para todas as shadowhunters que estiverem lendo esse post. Mesmo que já tenha passado a data, afinal, adoraríamos ver uma realidade em que a afirmação e celebração desse dia

não seja mais fundamental, pois nos outros 364 dias do ano somos tratados com igualdade.

switching roles

Hello Cassie. I know you’re always very busy but I have got this question on my mind for one month more or less and I don’t have any idea of how I can answer that and because it is on Julian and Emma I taught that you can answer that. I wanted to know why you decide to switch the role and make Emma the one with experience and Julian the one who doesn’t even had a girlfriend. ‘Cause I think it’s going to be pretty awkward and probably that means that Julian is super calm and probably shy. I know it is a stupid thing but a lot of people are asking the same thing so I taught that you can answer that, to make me and the other fans happy. — hgcastloveyou

There’s a lot of stuff to unpack in this ask.

First, the idea of “switching roles.” Well, that only applies if you are hewing to a world view that matches up with romance novels as they were written twenty years ago — that all romances are between a blushing virginal girl and a very experienced man. It’s not like we don’t see that heavily traditional view in popular entertainment now (Fifty Shades of Gray) — but that doesn’t mean there’s any real narrative reason to stick to it except the thinking that you should give people what they expect because they expect it.

This anxiety is not about sex.  It is about power. It is about the idea that sexual experience matches up with other “power markers” that are coded as masculine: wealth, dynastic power, fame. It is about the idea that a woman with more power than a man is an uncomfortable thing, and a deep seated discomfort with the idea that if Emma has dated before, and Julian hasn’t, and she has more experience than him, than that means she has more power than he does/will run roughshod over him/he will be a wimp.

Now, it isn’t like there aren’t romances that don’t flip this stuff, with great success. Think of Outlander. There is nothing “awkward” about the fact that Claire has experience and Jamie doesn’t. It doesn’t mean she has all the power. It means they have power in different arenas of their lives. It also is useful in showing that sex isn’t necessarily a marker of power. Sometimes sex is just sex.

I have no idea why Julian not having dated before means he would be shy and calm. Simon, Will, Jem, Alec, Gideon, Gabriel — none of them dated before; we’ve all seen them with their first girlfriends/boyfriends. Will is the opposite of shy and calm. It’s not like men have sex for the first time and then become masters of the universe, capable of slaying demons and rescuing maidens in a way they weren’t previously.

Emma is older than Clary. Clary started out at fifteen in the books: Emma is seventeen, almost eighteen. It should be okay for a girl that age, in a book, to have had safe consensual sex with a boyfriend before, and to continue to be a normal girl. Clary was a virgin; Jace wasn’t. Tessa and Will were both virgins. In this case, Emma isn’t a virgin and Julian is. I’m not flipping roles so much as exploring different configurations.

Julian is not avoiding sex and relationships because he is shy. Julian is avoiding sex and relationships because he has secrets he can’t share, and he doesn’t want to sleep with someone he can’t share his personal secrets with. That’s his choice, and it’s a reasonable one for the character — but it doesn’t mean he’s weak or undesirable or unable to connect with other people. Or that his relationship with Emma is “awkward.” I think here is where I should say that it is a good idea to keep in mind that Lady Midnight may in no way be the book you expect it to be. There’s no way, at this early stage to know what it’s like/about/what the relationships are/how they play out. Jules and Emma are parabatai — as the book opens, that’s the only relationship they do have, and if Julian were to become more to Emma, and they had a romantic relationship, he would not be so much of a huge a-hole as to hold it against her that she had boyfriend(s) before. And that is already a lot of ifs.

Though the “traditional” relationship may be experienced man + inexperienced woman, there’s no reason for all of us only to ever write that one kind of relationship. If all books were about the same relationship, the world would be a boring place!

Theadrops,love, payn…in summary evrithings of Sam Cortland

Sabia que el mundo seguía su curso, indiferente a la muerte de un joven, ignorante incluso de que hubiera existido y respirado, de que la hubiera amado. Odió al mundo por seguir girando. Tal vez si Celaena no se levantaba nunca, no tendría que girar con él.
La Asesina del Imperio, The Assassin’s Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas. Sarah J. Maas
When we die, do you think we’ll be punished for the things we’ve done?
Sam Cortland.

“When we die, I don’t think the gods will even know what to do with us.”

I get scared too,” he murmured onto her skin. “You want to hear something ridiculous? Whenever I’m scared out of my wits, I tell myself: My name is Sam Cortland…and I will not be afraid. I’ve been doing it for years.
Sam Cortland – The Assassin and the Empire by Sarah J. Maas

If you want to make me cry, this is how to do it.

She didn’t want to go out into a world where he didn’t exist. So she watched the light shift and change, and let the world pass by without her.
The Assassin and the Empire – Sarah J Maas