Sam Cortland post

When Celaena and Sam wanted to move and said they needed Aronynn’s support to establish themselves….why didn’t she just take him to the Silent Assassins? The mute master said she’d always be welcome??

So I realized that Celaena Sardothien and Sam Cortland’s initials are CS and SC–the same but backwards, and I want to die.

I just want Sam to come back from the death and get together with Celaena/Aelin again. They should just run off and finally start the life they wanted to live at the end of Assassin’s blade and be fearless and free and happy and in love and have a wonderful live

But that will never happen and it makes me wanna crawl under a blanket and cry

someone please shot me i have read sam‘s dead 547 times and he stills dead

I really like imagining Aelin and everyone in the modern day like, Aelin getting adopted by a criminal mastermind and becoming his prodigy but then meeting this cute quirky thief named Sam and falling for him. They realize that her adoptive father is wrong and go off to live in the real world together and go to college and wear normal clothing and not have to worried about being murdered at night. And then Sam is tortured and killed in the middle of the night and Aelin is put in a high security prison.

Sarah J. Maas:Sam Cortland is 1000% dead and is not coming back.


Things I love about TOG

It’s such a small thing, but it’s something a lot of stories lack. Celaena (Aelin) existed as a character before ToG. She existed between when her parents died and when ToG kicks off. She had adventure that can’t be summed up in a single line or two, and I’m sure she has more stories we know nothing about. ToG isn’t the ONLY book to have done this, but it makes her feel so real. Aelin had more than a backstory; she had love, she had loss, she had a life.

m playing this weird interactive Demi Lovato game, and it was like choose you name and I chose Celaena cause like why not? And of course during the first to seconds you meet her boyfriend SAM!!!! It’s like a freaking modern AU

rattlethegodstars asked:

Hi! I’m the person who was shouting in the tags about Sam Cortland when I reblogged your flawless ToG drawings. I was in the middle of replying to your message and then accidentally deleted it because apparently I’m the worst. Anyway, I just wanted to say that you’re incredibly talented, that your drawing of him and Celaena is my absolute favourite piece of ToG fan art in existence, and that I completely feel you on the crying because WHY SARAH WHY.

^^^^ how Sam Cortland makes me feel…

You are not the worst!! You are so lovely, thank you so much :’3 Yeah and Sarah… really?

Sam: Sam. Sam. Omg. Sam. He loved her when it was hard for anyone else to see what to love, even for herself. He never felt good enough for Celaena, and yet he still loved her with everything he had. He survived weeks of games with Arobynn just to make sure she was safe. He always put her safety above his, no matter what it would cost him. He truly, truly loved her. He did not push, he did not fight. He hoped. He trusted. And he was there. *Dissolves into a puddle of tears because the Assassin’s Blade is a traumatic experience*

Tea party with Sarah J Maas characters

  • Chaol:*spills tea* ups
  • Dorian:*laughs hard as hell* seriously man?
  • Rowan:*facepalms himself* bloody idiots
  • Sam:It’s okay mate,here have another cup
  • Tamlin,Lucien and Rhys:*glancing at each other*
  • Rhys:*whispers* where the fuck did this guys came from?
  • Tamlin and Lucien:*looking at them* i have no idea

Tea Party With Sarah J Maas characters part 2

  • Sam:Anyone wants a cokie?
  • Rhysand:I may please myself with one of your…how should i call it…mundane treats?
  • Rowan:Excuse me,but what is the lady in black doing here? Mocking us to dead?
  • Dorian:Calm down bro
  • Chaol:*with the pinky finger of the hand holding the cup in the air* Just have some tea
  • Tamlin:*ignoriyng the fight by looking at the distance* I wish i was with feyre
  • Lucien:Tamlin‘s life: a summary *pats Tam shoulder while eating a cokie*

Tea Party with Sarah  J Maas characters part 3

  • Lucien:*asks while eating a cookie* So your name is Chaol?
  • Chaol:Yup,weird right?
  • Tamlin:*putting a sugar cub into his tea* Like Kale? The Vegetable?
  • Rowan:*to rhys* The only difference is that the vegetable haves better hair than chaol…
  • Rhysand:*laughing* Not even my extraordinary high lord magic would be able to repair such a aberration!
  • Dorian:*smiles a evil way and whispers* What about mine “magic”?
  • Sam:Stop being a weirdo and drink your tea dorian

Me:*bangs fist in sarah j maas table*

  • Sarah:how did you kn-

So I’ve been thinking. If Sam’s mom was a favorite of Arobynn, so much so that he took Sam in, is it possible that Arobynn is Sam’s dad? I mean what if he didn’t know? Or if he did and he had him killed anyway?

Celaena:“I hate to admit it, Sam Cortland, but i missed your sorry ass too”

  • Me:*crying and making sad cow noises in the distance*

I just want Sam Cortland to be alive. I don’t care if it’s by means of a ridiculous plot twist, he deserves to be alive. He is the person I’ll always believe Celaena should be with

Is Sam Cortland back from the dead yet?

problematic faves:celaena sardothien, chaol westfall, rowan whitethorn

  • cinnamon rolls:sam cortland, dorian hallivard, nehemia ytger

I like to point out we don’t really know how the whole Mate works. We know that there can be more then one, the two people can be physically intimate before they are mated, you can be mated with whomever, that it is hard to physically hurt your mate and you cannot chose who it is. But that is it (add on if there is more). So we can’t tell if Aelin has already mated. Is it similar to the Caranam in the sense it can build over time, or is it a all at once sort of feeling. Can it be resisted, or can the instinct to mate become dormant if a Fae or Demi-Fae is in their other form for an extended period of time? Because we know so little, we don’t know if Aelin has already mated, has yet to mate or if she can all together. So really there is an equal chance to any male in her life to become her Mate.

Me:**Sees edit that includes Sam Cortland**

  • Me:God is real.

Perfect man for each sigb

  • Aeries:Sam Cortland
  • Taurus:Sam Cortland
  • Gemini:Sam Cortland
  • Cancer:Sam Cortland
  • Leo:Sam Cortland
  • Virgo:Sam Cortland
  • Libra:Sam Cortland
  • Scorpio:Sam Cortland
  • Sagittarius:Sam Cortland
  • Capricorn:Sam Cortland
  • Aquarius:Sam Cortland
  • Pisces:Sam Cortland

Celaena and Sam

*spoiler alert*

The amount of times that my heart has burnt for this pairing to be together is uncountable. I honestly hope that in Queen of Shadows that Sam is well and alive. I do have my suspicions about his death though.

1) When Sam had passed on, Celaena detected an unfamiliar scent from Sam’s corpse as she lay next to him. (perhaps his death was staged) -which also brings me to my next point.

2) Celaena chose Sam over Arobynn. I feel like Arobynn played a big role in Sam’s death because he felt that Sam was taking his most prized possession, which is Celaena, away from him. Feeling threatened, Arobynn probably drugged Sam and replaced him with a corspe (thus why Sam had an unfamiliar scent when Celaena lay next to him). Another point (if I’m not mistaken) is that Sam disappeared hours after Arobynn came to Celaena’s apartment to profess his love towards her. Maybe it was revenge towards Celaena. If he could not have what he wanted, then Celaena would have to suffer the same fate as him.

3) Sam’s mother was Arobynn’s lover. If Arobynn was in love with Sam’s mother, he would feel like he had to keep her promise which was to take care of Sam. I don’t think that Arobynn would have killed Sam if he ever loved Sam’s mother.

In all honesty, I do not want to face the facts that Sam is indeed dead. So do ignore my naiveness. 🙂

aedion ashryver is very important to me. dorian havilliard is also very important to me. sam cortland, too, is very important to me

Something that EVERY Throne of Glass fan can agree on…

If Sam Cortland is/was/would be Aelin’s mate, that is FINE

help my mom has just started reading The Assassin’s Blade and she’s at the beginning of Pirate Lord and she asked me if Celaena and Sam get together aND I STARTED CRYING

what do i do ??

celaena: his name was sam
dorian: what happened?
celaena: he died
dorian: when?
celaena: thirteen months ago
dorian: I’m sorry
celaena: so am I
me: *wails*
celaena: his name was sam
dorian: what happened?
celaena: he died
dorian: when?
celaena: thirteen months ago
dorian: I’m sorry
celaena: so am I
me: *wails*

The Truth

Sam Cortland is death and i’m not right.
Samlaena is gone and i’m not right
But for Celaena , Sam is always still alive and for me is a few better.


Recenzione : Books Summer List

Ok . Ok miei cari fra meno di tre settimane l’estate finirà e con essa il caldo torrido, le giornate afose, le notti in bianco…. be molte cose insomma!

Ma settembre segna anche l’ora delle grandi uscite editoriali ,e mentre noi le aspettiamo con impazienza ,io vi elenco cosa ho letto  questa estate !!!


The Heir by Kiera Cass 


Ok questo libro l’ho letto prima della fine della scuola ed è stato qualcosa tipo:


Un giorno. Giuro che l’ho finito in un giorno , e non ho staccato mai più di quindici minuti. Era come una dipendenza. Mi ha tenuto sulle spine fino all’ultimo.

Ammetto che la trama può sembrare banale, ma la Cass ha sviluppato così bene questo personaggio che non potevo aspettare un minuto di più la fine.

Eadlyn nel suo modo cerca di far felici tutti , allo stesso tempo non riesce ad andare avanti , ed le viene difficile aprire il suo cuore a degli sconosciuti. Crede che lasciano fuori i sentimenti possa in qualche modo proteggerla dal fallimento.

Lei è una femminista nata non accetta l’idea di dividere un titolo che le è stato imposto dall’inizio. Si sente in dovere di preservare e  proteggere la sua autonomia che ha guadagnato con molti sacrifici. Nonostante questo non riesce a capire che il mondo sta cambiando , e che non può farcela da sola.

Vi giuro che la crescita del personaggio dall’inizio alla fine del libro è assolutamente incredibile.

La cosa che ho adorato di più sono i ragazzi! Eadlyn e Kyle sono ufficialmente la mia OTP!!! Sono troppo …Be

Sicuramente chi ha letto i libri precedenti troverà una grande differenza e alcuni personaggi ( ahi me) non ci sono più.

Troviamo un Maxon molto maturo ed attento che non ha quasi ( se non poco) a che fare con il principe di The Selection.

America è una splendida donna , madre e regina ed è cresciuta ma restando dentro di se sempre la nostra ” rossa preferita”!!!!

Il finale vi lascerà tipo : ….

Tenebre e Ghiaccio by Leigh Bardugo 

Ok. Tre parole. IO LA AMO. Io amo Leigh Bardugo. Questa serie è fantastica. Ha i personaggi giusti, la storia giusta, lo stile giusto… E’ tutto giusto! Tranne il finale.

Ho sempre avuto un debole per il folklore russo e la Bardugo ha saputo letteralmente abbindolarmi per bennino. Ha fatto molta attenzione hai dettagli , alle descrizioni , ai luoghi…sembra di essere praticamente lì  !

Ed ha una scrittura così leggera e fluida…andava via che una bellezza!!

La protagonista è una delle mie eroine preferite. Non è sicura di se , anzi è tutt’altro che calcolata . Si accontenta di quel poco che riesce a fare ( che non è molto ) come cartografa , e resta all’ombra del suo migliore amico Mal  che  sembra diventato  quasi iranggiungibile . Tutto questo fin che all’attraversata del mare d’ombra che taglia in due Ravka ,  Mal non viene ferito e per salvarlo sprigiona i suoi poteri scoprendo  di essere qualcosa di davvero speciale e raro.

E’ qui che entra in scena il personaggio più magnetico ed assolutamente più fantastico della storia …. L’oscuro!!!! (The Darkling in lingua originale)

Io lo amo!!! E’ qualcosa di straordinario lui si che riesce a plasmare Alina rendendola interiormente ed esteriormente più forte e sicura di se. Le fa conoscere un mondo di ombre e potere che nemmeno lei stessa avrebbe mai potuto immaginare .

Loro sono una delle coppie più belle di tutta la letteratura YA!!!!

Il loro feeling , il loro legame è qualcosa di travolgente e sensazionale , davvero incalzante!

Mi è dispiaciuto molto quando  Alina ha capito chi è veramente e sia scappata facendolo suo acerrimo nemico e rivale.

L’unica nota stonata è Mal.

Mal per dio da dove si sbucato fuori ?!

Ritornate in trincea ! Capirei se facesse qualcosa di eclatante e significativo…. ma il problema è proprio questo! Non serve in pratica a niente.

Sarò io che sono una femminista radicale , ma … perché?

Non l’ha mai notata, non la mai considerata che un’amica , d’improvviso un ceppo gli cade in testa e ha l’illuminazione? Cioè un po di coerenza!

Una eroina che ha scoperto i suoi potenziali non ritorna sbavando a quello che poco prima non la pescava nemmeno!

Comunque nel complesso ( che x mia sfortuna comprende anche Mal) è un libro fantastico!

L’unico inconveniente è che l’inter serie non è stata tradotta in italiano e quindi si è costretti a leggerla in Inglese.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

Scusate ma esiste un aggettivo per esprimere a pieno questo capolavoro?

Ormai ho la prova che la Maas ha stretto un patto col diavolo , perché ….diamine chi riesce a scrivere così maledettamente bene?

Essendo uscito solo quest’anno l’ho dovuto leggere in inglese , avevo paura , credevo di non capirci niente….. Miseria. L’ha scritto , descritto , sottoscritto così perfettamente che persino io con le mie misere conoscenze della lingua anglosassone sono riuscita a seguire il filo della storia!

Non volevo lasciare il cellulare. Non potevo , ero come ipnotizzata . Dovevo leggere e leggere fino allo sfinimento.

E i personaggi sono tipo…wow !

Ci sono così tante sfumature , così tanti segreti e sfaccettature Sarah è riuscita a  e  descriverle così bene da farli sembrare vivi! Hai la netta sensazione di poterteli vedere nella tua mente!

Feyre è qualcosa di esplosivo. Così fredda e spiazzante all’inizio…. poi piano piano i muri del suo cuore si schiudono , facendola brillare come un diamante! Ha un talo coraggio , una tale passione….

E i personaggi , sono assolutamente …. miseria dei veri e propri strafighi!

Tamlin. Tamlin è magnifico , stupendo , dolce , feroce e ….. qualsiasi cosa che inizi con fantastico e che finisca con pazzesco!

Sembra un dio. Ha un fascino magnetico , un corpo da sogno , ha un modo così sarcastico di affrontare le cose   , è così dolce e protettivo verso Feyre …..

Lucien è il migliore. Ha un carisma travolgente e i suoi modi ti catturano. La sua storia è così commuovente….

Rhysand….. è u mistero. Lo odi e lo ami. Amo odiarlo e odio Amarlo . Il legame che si crea con Feyre è speciale e la sua rivalità con Tamlin….

E’ così difficile spiegare il turbine d’emozioni che ho provato nel leggere questo libro .

Quindi userò le gif

be spero di essere stata esplicita!

Regina Rossa by Victoria Aveyard 

Questo libro ha l’avviso “DANGER” proprio allegato d’avanti perché era d’obbligo.

Vi giuro che ho trovato questo libro per caso mentre ero in libreria e quando l’ho visto sono stata troppo tentata…

Dio mi sono rovinata da sola. Un’altra volta. Ormai mi sembra d’obbligo! Sono diventata ufficialmente psicologicamente autolesionista!

Ma voi mi chiederete “perché è un brutto libro?” . E dio vi rispondero : No . Perché è troppo giusto. Niente è come questo libro. L’Aveyard ha costruito una tela di personaggi, fatti, eventi, intrighi e colpi di scena  così intricata ed equilibrata da diventare Distruttiva!

Il finale  è distruttivo. Ti stravolge, è qualcosa di …. disumano.

Non sei preparato all’evenienza. E anche se lo fossi non farebbe differenza.

C’è un tale mix di fantascienza , poteri ,distruzione , amore , amicizia , mistero , odio e bugie …. che è difficile riprendersi . Sei così sicuro di quello che accadrà e poi …Pub!

E’ qualcosa di micidiale .

I personaggi sono formidabili. Mare è la solita scansa fatiche , che non vede più speranza nel futuro e d’improvviso si ritrova in un mondo che non è suo. Deve diventare una bugia , deve mentire per sopravvivere e quando finalmente crede di avere tutto in pugno , scopre che anche quella non era altro che una bugia .

Questa serie è un gioco di potere continuo. Non ti puoi fidare di nessuno.

Chiunque può tradire chiunque

E ti sembra così vera …. come aprire gli occhi.

E svegliarsi in un incubo.

Il triangolo  amoroso è stupefacente . C’è un tale feeling tra i tre protagonisti che fino all’ultimo sei indeciso su dove schierarti…..

Maeven perheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeé?!

No scusate non ce la faccio…..


Does anyone else ever just think about Arobynn Hamel and what he did and just go into a blind rage and everything turns red and you suddenly completely understand the fury that lets Celaena peel people’s skin off without feeling any guilt or is that just me?

Please guys can we stop fancasting Sorscha as a white girl,
I’m sure Sorscha is canonically a PoC, though I can’t tell you of which ethnicity, because she is described as having golden skin and looks as though she has ancestors from Eyllwe.
Unlike Nehemia, who everyone has been good with and not used any white actresses to fancast, I’ve been recently seeing white Sorscha’s.

Why couldn’t SJ Maas just be explicit in the ethnicity/race of her characters?? Why couldn’t all authors be straightforward about their characters, and not describe ambiguously, letting us know the character is not white, but giving us no indication of what they are exactly??

tog headcanons. go.

throneofglasss answered:


•little chaol having freckles and hating them, but little celaena secretly thinking    that they were cute

•celaena burning a chocolate cake she tried to make but still eating all of it just to make a point to sam who was laughing the entire time she was baking and telling her that she was going to burn it

•sam and celaena would start snuggling but then they would start wrestling but somehow would always end up snuggling each other and telling the other how they would beat them next time they fought

•dorian getting super hyped up on caffeine and talking sorcha’s ear off until she would kiss his lips to get him to stop blabbering about the book he just finished

•rowan and celaena telling each other their funniest memories, so that they dont dwell on their bad memories

•celaena curling up her parent’s big bed and listening to her father tell stories of years past

•dorian staying up late in the palace greenhouse just to watch a butterfly emerge from it’s chrysalis

these almost made me start crying as i wrote them



A Court Of Thorns and Roses by sjmaas releases on May 5th. Make sure you’ve pre-ordered it. Check the UK & US tour datesHERE.

You can download the first four chapters on Kindle and iBooks.Pre-order from Amazon or The Book Depository (or from any bookseller you prefer).

See ISSUE #1 here (btw, this isn’t really weekly, haha)


aesthetics: sam cortland

“I love you. And from today onward, I want to never be separated from you. Where you go, I go. Even if that means going to Hell itself, wherever you are, that’s where I want to be. Forever.” 

  • Dorian giving Aelin a huge bag of candy on her birthday every year and Rowan being astounded at how much candy she can eat
  • Dorian trying to cook and not being good at it
  • AELIN trying to cook and accidentally burning the food
  • Rowan just doing all the cooking so everyone can actually eat
  • Rowan awkwardly walking in when Doraelin is getting steamy
  • Rowan scooping up Fleetfoot and taking her for a walk when Doraelin wants some alone time
  • Aelin getting annoyed when she can’t participate in Dorian/Rowan snowball fights so she just melts their snow
  • The three of them being in the outside cold and Aelin not sharing her warmth with the boys because they don’t let her have snowball fights with them
  • Rowan babysitting Doraelin’s kids
  • Rowan acting like an overprotective brother when Dorian tries to kiss Aelin (I almost typed when Dorian tries to KILL Aelin… oops)
  • Dorian and Aelin setting Rowan up with dates and waiting up until he gets home so they can ask him how it went
  • Dorian and Rowan being BFFs and Aelin being jealous when they bro-bonding because she’s used to having them both to herself
  • I need an entire book of Dorian-Aelin-Rowan living together

lol Chaol thinks Celaena is a virgin how cute of him


The world is not in your books and maps. It’s out there.

If only we can see these places…

Sam Cortland post

Who You Should Fight: Throne of Glass edition


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.


anonymous asked:

Do you think Sam Cortland is alive?

Aedion x Chaol on Tumbrl


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.


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.
Still nothing.
There was a small groan and a croaked, “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 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.


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.


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.


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?”


“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.”


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.

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!

Tumblr Tell me why….

I’m finally done reading Heir of Fire—the third book in the Throne of Glassseries by Sarah J. Maas. I took me a while, almost a week! But that’s just because I wanted to savor each moment in the story. And I didn’t want it to end immediately. And honestly, I have no words to describe just how beautifully crafted this book was.

I do not even trust myself enough to make a full review because I fear that my words won’t do it justice. All I know is that this book affected and drained me emotionally. It was so easy to get lost inside this world that Ms. Maas created, and I’ve grown too attached to almost every character in the story, be it Manon, Abraxos, Sorscha, Asterin, Aedion, Luca, Emrys, etc. It was so difficult for me to not feel for them.

Celaena Sardothien is one of the strongest and best-written female character I have encountered, and she will be a character I won’t soon forget. Reading this was such a wild ride and I am so much looking forward to the next books in this series. It just keeps getting better with each book.

P.S. Before you guys can even ask me whether I am Team Dorian, Team Chaol or Team Rowan, I’d tell you this: I used to be Team Sam, and he will always be my first choice.. but when I think about it, look at the bigger picture, I am Team Celaena. I think (and this is just my opinion, so don’t hate on me) that it’s better for her to just be THE Queen. I think she’d be able to lead without a king, and all these men in her life would be better off as part of her council, or whatever.

hings that I want from the Throne of Glass series

•Manon, the thirteen, and any other witches joining up with Celaena and the crew in their war against the king
•Them being bad ass bitches together and totally showing up the guys
•Ansel coming back (don’t really know how I want that to end)
•Nox also joining the crew
•Celaena getting a wyvern (cause that sounds bad fucking ass)
•Celaena/Aedion reunion
•Chaol/Celaena reunion
•Rowan/Celaena reunion
•Celaena figuring out a way to free Dorian from the collar
•Yrene Towers coming back (I fucking love her)
•knocking down the tower and Celaena showing off her bad ass
•Arobyns head on a platter
•the Kings head on a platter
•a happy ending (which has a 0% chance of happening which is sad)

Also Sam coming across the void like the Farie queen and encouraging Celaena and giving her a proper goodbye

How I Imagine Aedion and Chaol Would React to Rowan

Aedion: Wha- what do you mean about you taking- taking a blood oath with A-Aelin! *Fuming*

Rowan: Gawds…

Chaol: *Sulking in the corner and muttering to himself * Celeana likes him more than me… Celeana likes him more than me…

Rowan: Will you guys grow the fuck up?

Aedion: That was supposed to be my privilege! My blood oath!


Is it just me or do you think that maybe Arobynn had Sam killed because Celeana needed to know what lose was so she could learn to fight and save her kingdom? And that maybe Arobynn was a secret member of her parent’s court or something like that? Who knows maybe he is Fae too. We really don’t know anything about him, so anything is possible. Right?

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Sorscha’s Secret (Heir of Fire Spoilers)

Okay, after reading Heir of Fire I developed a theory.  Maybe everyone else has already discussed this and it just slipped past me, so it might not be original.  But I haven’t yet seen this discussion anywhere, so if you have, please direct me to my people 😉

But I have to know, did anyone else wonder:

Was Sorscha really Yrene Towers from The Assassin’s Blade (The Assassin and the Healer)?  I really feel that there is a strong case for this.

After all, they are:

(1) Both healers

(2) Both from southern Fenharrow

(3) Both ladies are timid, but they have guts

(4) Yrene and Sorscha are both described with “golden-tan skin”

(5) In TAB, it’s said of Yrene that,
“Only her eyes, a bright gold brown, gave her any source of pride.”
And Celana describes her as having “intelligent, stunning eyes.”

In chapter 6 of HoF (p. 43 in my kindle edition), Dorian thinks,
“Well, damn . Weren’t those eyes just stunning,” when he looks at Sorscha.

(7)  Sorscha’s village was burned, and we know that
the soldiers from Adarlan surrounded [Yrene’s] house, armed to the teeth and bearing torches and wood.”  It might have just been the soldiers burning Yrene’s mother at the stake for her magic…or they could have burned the whole village.
The main thing that gave me pause was that Sorscha mentioned that she’d had a crush on Dorian ever since she saw him 6 years ago, which I thought implied that she’d been at the castle for 6 years.  But really, she could have seen him on a royal progress or something.  It’s never actually specified.

As for the name thing, it would have made perfect sense for Sorscha to take on a new name since she was a spy.  What spy uses their real name?

Also, The Assassin and the Healer stands out in The Assassin’s Bladecollection.  Celaena’s helping this young healer is nice, but it notably different from the rest of the novellas, all of which feature characters that we know will come back into play.  Sarah J. Maas has said that we will meet Ansel and Arobynn Hamel again, and Sam may be gone, but his legacy echoes down through the whole series.  The Assassin and the Healer is the only story that does not feature a secondary character that comes back in the later books…unless, of course, it does 😉

So, yeah.  That’s my theory and I’m sticking to it.  If anyone else has an opinion on it, let me know!

Heir of Fire ***SPOILERS***

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


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.

Diversity in Throne of Glass

I’ve been thinking about this for a while and talking with may12324 gave me the motivation to type up my thoughts.

So here’s a bit of an essay/rant about diversity in Throne of Glass. There are some things this series does really well (which should be acknowledged and celebrated), and other things that I think are problematic, and I believe it’s important to discuss both these things.

Under the cut for more (this contains spoilers for the series so far).

If you’re not in the mood for reading critical discussion about your favourite books then feel free to ignore this post, and maybe come back to it at a time when you’re in the mood for something like this 🙂

I’ve divided this discussion by book (I haven’t discussed the Assassin’s Blade because I don’t remember it in detail, I think I’m due for a re-read). I’ve also included a section on the fandom because this fandom is awesome about diversity I love you guys ❤


  • I’m quite critical in some of the discussion below, but this doesn’t mean I don’t like Throne of Glass. I LOVE THRONE OF GLASS. It is one of my favourite series and I’m so emotionally attached to the characters and it’s so epic and amazing and asldfkasldfasdf I LOVE IT. But I think that when you love something it’s really important to be able to discuss it critically which is what I’ve done here.
  • I have significant white passing and straight passing privilege. The chances are I screwed up somewhere, please call me out if I did 🙂
  • In this discussion I’m not looking to critique things that are problematic within the world of ToG. What I want to discuss are things in ToG that are relevant to diversity within the context of the world we live in and the stories we are surrounded by.

Book 1

  • Good: We meet Nehemia in book 1 and she’s amazing. She’s got her own goals, she’s clever and competent and determined, and she actively deals with racism and rises above it. She’s fighting a rebellion against an empire that enslaves the countries it conquers, and often when books deal with this sort of plot they have it as white people vs. white people, so it’s great seeing a WoC leading the fight against her country’s oppressors as this mirrors the way that PoC have, for hundreds of years, had to fight against colonisation and slavery.
  • Good: Nehemia is aware that there are racist stereotypes about her and instead of allowing herself to be hurt by these stereotypes she uses them and pretends that she can’t speak language of Ardalan and she is a super awesome spy because of this. You go girl!
  • Good: Everyone falls for Nehemia’s act. Not just the villains, but also the heroes. Even Celaena – who respects Nehemia, who knows she’s probably here to spy, who knows she’s intelligent and cunning – never once suspects that Nehemia might speak the language of Ardalan. Celaena – our heroine – made an assumption about Nehemia based on Nehemia’s ethnicity. Celaena was a little bit racist in her assumption (which isn’t Celaena’s fault, Nehemia did a good job tricking everyone) and I think it’s so so very important for books to show how easy it is for good people to be racist when they live in racist societies. This is hands down one of my favourite moments in the series.

Book 2

  • Good Nehemia continues to be awesome. There’s tension between her and Celaena – Celaena doesn’t want to fight, but Nehemia will never give up. The narrative makes it clear that Nehemia is 100% in the right here. Even if you’re scared of dying – even if you’re scared that people you love will die – you can’t stop fighting for your freedom. THIS IS SO IMPORTANT. There’s this trope I hate that often appears in media where PoC are fighting for freedom against white oppressors, where the PoC are told they have to compromise and they can’t kill people because killing is bad. There are certain books I won’t name where the PoC who fight against the white oppressors who have decimated their people are treated as villains for being too ruthless in their rebellion. THIS NEVER happened to Nehemia. The narrative never told Nehemia she was fighting too hard, the narrative never told Nehemia to compromise, the narrative told Nehemia that she was right to rebel. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH.
  • Problematic Nehemia died. The only named PoC in the series died for the purpose of furthering the character development of the white female lead. In fact, Nehemia explicitly chooses to die for this purpose, implying that her life is worth less than Celaena’s. It is deeply problematic for a PoC to decide that they are worth less than a white person, even if within the context of the story it makes perfect sense (since Celaena has Brannon’s mark she’s probably the most important person alive as she’s the world’s best hope against the Valg). Also please note that this is not Nehemia’s fault, as a kind anon pointed out to me, characters ultimately do not control their stories, authors are the ones in charge.
    Now, I get why, from a plot point of view, Nehemia’s death had to happen. I also think from a storytelling point of view it was a great thing to happen, I doubt any character’s death will ever hit me as hard as Nehemia’s death, this was an absolutely amazing bit of storytelling ;____; But when I take a step back and think logically about the implications of Nehemia’s death in the context of the type of stories we most often see in books/movies/etc. it’s definitely problematic (see this wikipedia article for more). Nevertheless, Crown of Midnight ended with Celaena off to meet a whole new continent and a whole new race (the fae). So I was pretty hopefully that we might meet more PoC and get more diversity in the series 🙂

Book 3

  • Good We meet a new WoC she’s such a cutie-patootie and she has secrets and she’s a point of view character. Diversity, yay! Sorscha, yay!
  • Good We meet an older gay couple (or possibly bisexual couple?) and nobody is the slightest bit bothered by this. THIS IS SUCH A BIG DEAL. Usually when gay characters are included in fiction (especially YA fiction) they are young and hot. We see them angst, we see them have problems. We hardly ever see them grow old and happy together. It’s so important for young queer people to see people like them who have grown old and happy with the people they love. THIS IS IMPORTANT. YAY.
  • Problematic Celaena arrives on a new continent and the story introduces us to two new races (the witches and the fae) and as far as I can tell everyone on this continent and in these races is white (if I’m wrong about this please correct me).  (ETA: Apparently the witches are a range of ethnicities which is good! Buuuuut, all the important witches appear to be white and all the PoC witches we’ve seen appear to be really nasty people. I don’t think we’ve met any PoC Crochan witches. As far as I can tell the only PoC witches we’ve seen are unimportant villains, which isn’t particularly good representation)

    It’s also problematic for the fae to only be white (at least, as far as we know). What, so PoC can’t be super-powerful and magical? The world of Throne of Glass is a very white world (even more white than earth from what we’ve seen so far) and while I’m not saying that authors can’t write about white people and base their stories on white folklore/mythology, diversity is very important and I think it’s problematic for people to create new worlds which appear to be whiter than our own.

  • Problematic Remember how I talked about why it was problematic that the only named PoC died leaving an all-white cast? Well, look, it happened again 😦 For this to happen two books in a row is deeply problematic, it creates the impression that the only reason to have PoC in a series is to kill them off for white character development, and that only white characters are strong enough to survive (I’m not saying that this is intentional, I’m sure it’s not. It’s most likely that nothing I’ve discussed so far is intentional. But intentional or not these are things that should be discussed).
    And the frustrating thing about Sorscha’s death is that it didn’t need to leave us with an only white cast. It would have been so easy to introduce more PoC in this book. The only new character who had to be white was Aedion and Rowan already has dark skin – if it was natural instead of a tan then Sorscha’s death wouldn’t have been as problematic because we would have also seen a PoC survive this book. There are still at least three more books in this series so I’m hoping that we might get a to meet an important PoC who, you know, doesn’t die, but right now I’m a bit disappointed 😦


  • Good THIS FANDOM IS GREAT. I have already seen quite a few people point out how awesome Emrys and Malakai are ❤
  • Good The fandom also tends to call out Celaena when she slut shames and victim blames which is great 😀
  • Good I’ve seen lots of racebent edits and art with both Dorian and Chaol as PoC which is super cool 😀
  • Off topic: Let me talk a bit more about the possibility of Chaol as a PoC because actually this makes so much sense. Who remembers Yrene from Assassin and the Healer? When Celaena meets Yrene she picks out Yrene’s ethnicity instantly (I’ve forgotten what this ethnicity is, sorry, I suck, and I’m too lazy to look it up). Since Yrene is dressed in rags and covered in muck this implies that Yrene possibly isn’t white (though as most people don’t notice her ethnicity she’s probably close in appearance to white). Yrene’s appearance is described in very similar language to Chaol’s appearance (golden tan skin, golden brown eyes, brown hair etc.) We also know that Chaol’s dad hates his mum, and most of the nobility don’t think much of Chaol. It’s entirely possible that Chaol’s mum is from the same place as Yrene, and Chaol’s dad married her for political reasons and the hate that both Chaol and his mum get is partially racism? Who knows. This is just speculation on my part..
    ETA: Looking at Sarah’s pinterest page, Yrene does seem to be a WoC! YAY

I think that’s it. Anyway, I want to say again that I LOVE Throne of Glass (I dooooo, so much <3) and I’m sorry for how long this got, thank you for everyone who reads through this, I hope you will think critically about some of the points I brought up. And if I made mistakes, please call me out 🙂

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