I honestly feel so blessed that we have, as asexual spectrum representation in books, Crown Prince Laurent of Vere.
So blessed that there’s at least one character like that out there, and what a character:he is complex. He is a ‘cast iron bitch’, a cunning viper, he has to be in order to survive.
He isn’t ‘fixed by love’, he is a well rounded person, entrancing to read about, funny and morally complex.
He is a little boy who worshipped his older brother, who said he didn’t want to marry: he just wanted to read books.
He is a young man who had his trust stomped on but who still has a heart big enough to come to respect and understand the man who killed his brother.
“Let me warn you. I want you to follow, because no matter what you think you might know, we will always be one step, three steps, seven steps ahead of you and, just when you think you’re catching up, that’s when we’ll be right behind you. And at no time will you be anywhere other than exactly where I want you to be. So, come close, get all over me because the closer you think you are, the less you’ll actually see.”