🐦🐦🐦🐦 oh MY GOD. I LOVE HYACINTHS. tbh I’m not a huge fan of macaws (I was attacked by several working at the avian clinic LOOOL) BUT I found the hyacinths there were always so gentle and cuddly. I LOVE INDIGO. I WANT ROSE TO MARRY HIM
I honestly did try to get into the series after I finished ACOMAF and before ACOWAR came out. I got a few chapters in, but the audiobook narrator is INSUFFERABLY WHINY-SOUNDING and I just couldn’t deal, so that was a no-go. But, following as many ACOTAR blogs as I do (by the way my main is @bonnie-wee-swordsman), by now, I’ve seen most of the main series spoilers, and so have ended up with a lot of scattered knowledge. Here’s what I think I know about ToG (spoilers, obviously):
#1. Birdman Legolas has an angsty face tattoo. It tells some sort of story of his tragical past but he gets pissy when you ask about it. Classic manpain.
–> thing I DON’T know…how big of a bird does he turn into? Like…is he a human-sized bird, or a proper bird-sized bird??
#2. Celaena=Aelin. Came across that one pretty early. She’s blonde and an assassin and has fire powers of some kind? And is heir to the throne of somewhere?
#3. Sam was a precious cinnamon roll who was taken too soon. I did get far enough into the book to have been introduced to him, so I was sad to hear of his demise.
#4. Dorian is a prince and also a sexy motherfucker and his dad sucks
#5. Manon is a witch but in a good way
#6. Manon’s mom is bad news bears. No clue why or how but she’s a nope
#7. There’s a talking doorknob named Mort. which alternately makes me think of Alice in Wonderland or A Christmas Carol.
Mort is apparently a good bloke for a piece of hardware, but I do not know how or why.
#8. Lorcan is Cassian, basically
#9. Elide and Lorcan snuggle on a stone floor of some kind at some point. I saw an art of this and thought it was so beautiful
#10. Aelin is currently houdini-ing against her will in a coffin buried somewhere for some reason by some person?? Which is just a cruel cruel cliffhanger SJM
#11. Chaol. I am told it’s pronounced “Kale” but in my mind it’s
#12. Chaol has not yet found love?
#13. And he got hurt somehow?
#14. And he has his own book coming out soon?
#15. And is mostly a broody swordy-sword guy?
#16. But also amazing?
#17. It helped a lot to see ‘Adarlan’ written out because from only the audiobook I was like “OTTERLAND”??
#18. Aelin and Rowan are mates
#19. There is a gold nightgown at some point that makes Rowan lose his goddamn bird mind
#20. Aelin is fae but I don’t know how she came to be so…I thought she was human to start? Did she pull A Feyre on us?
#21. There’s a castle of glass which is just dumb AF from a design and privacy standpoint. Throne of Assses
#22. There is a Cadre which is like the inner circle but bigger and possibly hotter?
#23. There is a snuggly dragon name Abraxos and there will be a fandom riot if he/she dies
#24. Fenrys, Fenrys….Is Fenrys the dog? fuck I can’t remember. He’s either a man or the dog.
#25. Aedion is a Thor-looking motherfucker and because of his name similarity to Aelin I’m guessing they’re related?
#26. Crochan is…something...I have no clue but I see the word a lot
#27. WAIT WAIT WAIT NO THE DOG IS FLEETFOOT! #better late than never. #sorry Fenrys #which sounds way too close to a ship name for Feyre and Rhys and so confused me for a long time #fleetfoot mac
#28. There are people/soldiers maybe? who wear yellow stockings. Alternately they are also birds hence the yellow legs. no fucking clue