- Rhys’s last name is Hotpants (then she
retracted and said his name might be revealed in future novels).
- She doesn’t think Aelin and Rhys would
fight if they met, they have to much in common. If they met Aelin would be like
“I’m too distracted by how attractive you are.” If they got into a verbal fight
Aelin would win. Her mean streak runs deeper than Rhys’s. Then she’d feel
guilty because “he’s too pretty to cry.”
- If Amren and Manon were tapped in an
elevator they’d have a stare off until they both got too hungry to continue.
Manon would tear off the elevator’s ceiling panels with her claws and Amren
would climb the wires. Then they’d go get a cup of blood together.
- Sarah likes to write “not nice” female
characters like Amren and Nesta because she doesn’t think she was always the
nicest person in high school. She also believes that no one is ever completely
sweet and kind all the time, we’re all a mix of good and bad (except her
sister-in-law who is apparently the nicest person in the world).
- She wrote 20 000 words of Tower of Dawn her first day sitting down
to write it.
of Dawn will be told from the perspectives of
Chaol, Nesryn and Yrene.
- If her characters order Starbucks Amren
would be super strong expresso, Rhys would get a latte with pretty foam art and
Feyre wouldn’t drink coffee but she’d get English breakfast tea.
- If she could bring her characters anywhere
in our world she would bring Feyre to the Louvre. She would just watch Feyre
look at the art for hours. She would bring Aelin to the Metropolitan Opera House,
which is her favorite place in the world.
- Page 666 of ACOWAR was completely
coincidental. When she was reading the version with numbered pages for the
first time she burst out laughing when she saw what happened on that page.
- She refused to answer who has the longest
wingspan but says she might throw it in at the end of the very last novel.
Until then we can choose for ourselves who has the longest ‘wingspan’ and the
best ‘flying skills’.
- It upsets her that people feel like they
need to apologize for reading fantasy or romance novels. She gained most of her
knowledge of healthy romantic and sexual relationships from those kinds of
- She still has her copy of Pride and Prejudice from ninth grade
where she drew hearts and wrote Sarah Darcy in gel pen.
of Glass wasn’t a huge success right away. If Crown of Midnight hadn’t sold well she
only would have gotten three books.
went off on a really long but super sweet tangent about how much she loves her
husband. She says that despite common fandom belief he is not the inspiration
for Rhys (their only similarities are that they have dark hair and are tall)
but their relationship did inspire the tone of Feysand’s relationship, especially
the importance placed on equality and partnership. Josh was smiling like crazy
the entire time to the point where Sarah had to stop because she kept laughing
at his “goofy grin.”
- The very first scene of ACOTAR was inspired
by the first song of the Princess Mononoke
soundtrack while the last scene of ACOWAR was inspired by the last song on
the soundtrack. This was a coincidence.
- Her dog sleeps in Sarah’s office while she writes. She goes there after her walk every morning like she’s going to work.
- She gets inspiration for her female
characters through music. She gets inspiration for her male characters by
trying to figure our how to get their shirts off in a rainstorm.
I love this blog sooooo deeply!! Could I ask for DA2 Companions and Purple Hawke react to finding out Cullen is romancing a Mage Inquisitor? If you could do it written and not gifs that would be great!
Aveline: Doesn’t really make a comment, but she wishes Cullen and the Inquisitor the best. Lowkey, she finds it adorable.
Sebastian: He applauds their relationship– a righteous former templar with the chosen of the Maker? He finds it to be an excellent union, especially if he romanced a mage Hawke.
Fenris: If he befriended– and especially romanced a mage Hawke– he gets it and doesn’t really remark on it beyond that he hopes they’ll be happy together. He understands that technically not all mages present a threat, at least not the ones they’re romancing.
Isabela: She snickers loudly and the next time she sees Cullen, she asks if they’ve tried incorporating magic into their sex, much to his embarrassment– he gets SO flustered. “No, I swear, it’s fantastic if you do it righ– where are you going? Don’t run, Commander! Sex is good!”
Anders: Laughs hysterically. “How does he feel about mages not being people now?” He hopes Cullen changes his ways for good and treats her well.
Merrill: She thinks it’s adorable! “I’m so happy Cullen found a nice lady to be with!” she chimes in happily. “He must see now that mages aren’t inherently bad. I hope they’re happy together.”
Varric: He’s glad to see Curly let loose a little with the Inquisitor. He doesn’t even tease him about romancing a mage– he just wants details for his book.
Carver: If Grey Warden: He couldn’t care less. If Templar: He’s a bit shocked, to be honest. He didn’t think Commander Cullen was into mages, but he did show him at the final fight with Meredith. Nevertheless, he comments little on it.
Bethany:If Grey Warden: She thinks it’s cute, really, and wishes them the best. If Circle Mage: Commander Cullen? Romancing a mage? She’s surprised, to say the least, but she wonders if that means he’s… gotten more accepting of mages. If so, it pleases her, and wishes them the best, bearing no grudges.
Purple Hawke: Laughs. “Are you feeling the magic now, Commander?”
I don’t know about you guys, but I read books because I like escaping the reality around me. I know books aren’t perfect, I like that about them. I like that they are the authors stories and the author can tell them however he/she wants to write them. I don’t go actively looking for problematic things in the books, because I just want to enjoy them. Stop looking for writers to fail… jfc it fantasy for a reason, not the real world or a contemporary.
DA2 companions reacting to Varric's news that Solas is Fen'Harel?
Aveline: She sighs, heavily, running a hand over her forehead. “Maker’s breath. I thought Thedas was finally beginning to calm down… foolish, I know.” Her back straightens. “Well, if we all want to live, we better pitch in however we can. Give me updates on the Inquisitor’s progress. I’d say I would keep an eye out for even more suspicious activity, but that’s all there is in Kirkwall some days.”
Fenris: Of course Varric would meet none other than the Dread Wolf. Of course he would. Fenris’ blood boils as Varric tells him the whole story, and a creeping terror looms in his gut, his soul. Solas’ idea of bringing down the Veil is Fenris’ very worst nightmare. “He is a madman, a murderer, and a fool,” he snaps bitterly, “I hope the Inquisitor can find a way to stop him– let me know what they tell you about their progress. I will do everything in my power to help them stop him.”
Anders: He gets it, feeling burdened to do what they see as necessary for an ultimately better future, but his problem with Solas’ plan is that his madness will lead to no future at all, for the elvhen gods will ruin everything once freed. Varric scoffs at him as he says so, but Anders stands by his thoughts. He wishes the Inquisitor luck and wishes there was more he could do to help.
Sebastian: He’s shocked to find a letter from Varric– the dwarf hasn’t spoken to him or replied to any of his letters since he left Kirkwall. He knows things are bad if even Varric is writing to warn him about it. He’s hardly shocked at the truth of what the elvhen gods were, and pities the Inquisitor for such betrayal. He promptly sends a letter back to Varric, thanking him for the warning and promises to support the Inquisitor however he can. Above all, though, he writes that he will pray for them all. Varric declines to respond to his letter yet again.
Carver: He finds out from a letter when he’s up in Weisshaupt with his older sibling. “Because things couldn’t get worse, right?” he says bluntly, voice heavy with disgust. “I wish I could say I was shocked about this, but at this point… hey, brother/sister, send a letter back to Varric telling him to sign us up for whatever the Inquisitor’s doing to stop that rat bastard elf. They need a sword, they’ve got one.”
Bethany: Like Carver, she finds out from a letter Varric sends to her older sibling, and she heaves a great, despairing sigh. “Of course he knew the Dread Wolf that Merrill talked about. Can’t the world just calm down for a few years?” she asks aloud. “Brother/Sister? Tell Varric to tell the Inquisitor we’ll help if they need us.”
Isabela: “We’re fucked.” she utters dryly as she signals for another drink. “We’re so fucked.” She doesn’t know that they have much of a chance of stopping Solas, but when Aveline asks her if she’s going to lie down and accept it, Isabela scoffs. “I never said that. I think the chances that we’re up shit creek without a paddle is extremely high, but you don’t ever go down without a fight. Varric, tell the Inquisitor if they need a ship, I’m available for whatever.”
Merrill: She doesn’t want to believe any of what Varric’s just told her, but she knows Varric wouldn’t lie to her, not like this. The whole of the matter has sent her reeling, and she excuses herself to try to make heads or tails of the situation. Varric sits with her as she sobs, the truth unveiled.
“Fen’Harel,” she gasps as it all sets in, “oh, Varric, this is bad. This is very, very bad! God or not, he’s going to trick so many elves into following him. Oh, dear, this is terrible; he’s going to destroy everything in his madness!
What are we going to do, Varric?” she asks in a whisper, shaking. “The Dread Wolf won’t ensnare me, but he will fool many others! Creat…” She stops, throat suddenly dry, and she sobs into her hands. “Do you know what’s going to happen, Varric? People are going to turn on us because they’ll think all of us are working with him!” Her eyes harden. “He’s doing that on purpose to make us work with him! Well, I won’t! Not now, not ever!”