We keep saying Celaena Sardothien is gone. That she is dead and with Sam.
But even so, Celaena shows up time and time again.
When she talked with Arobynn
When she talked with Rolfe
When she “learned” about Arobynn’s death
Even a little bit when she fought the Valg in the Pits
So really, Celaena isn’t dead, she just is dormant.
And because of this, I don’t think it will be Aelin who Rowan finds when he goes to save her from Maeve. Instead, he will find Celaena.
Now, this distinction is key, because Celaena is the person who endured Endovier, who could survive the darkness and the whipping. She is the one who has endured the pain that Maeve will make her go through. Not Aelin.
Aelin became Celaena to save herself and her Kingdom and to survive. So I think, to save her kingdom as she has done before. And to survive, I think Aelin will become Celaena. I think that is who will emerge from the iron coffin and who we will meet when ToG7 comes.
So you know how Rowan and Aelin got married. And you know how Chaol and Yrene got married. And you know how ToD happens simultaneously as EoS. Well, it just occurred to me that Rowan and Aelin could have the same anniversary as Chaol and Yrene.
Captured by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin is trapped inside an iron box in a secret location, with seemingly no hope for escape. As she endures months of torture, her friends scatter to different fates. Without Aelin to protect them, soldier Aedion and shapeshifter Lysandra need to defend their homeland at all costs. Also left to forge their own paths in order to change history are Chaol, the witch Manon, and the golden boy Dorian-while Aelin’s mate, the fae male Rowan, searches the world over for his lost love.
As Aelin gathers the strength to save herself and fight the ultimate battle of her life, all of their destinies hang in the balance. Some ties will bond even tighter together, others will be severed forever, and mysteries will be revealed in this action-packed, heart wrenching series finale.