Okay, so ever since Eos I’ve been thinking. About Elide. So let’s backtrack for a second to QoS when Manon told Elide that witches only gain access to their magic on their first bleeding(first period)? Now, Remember in Empire of Sobbing(oops, I meant ‘Storms’) when Elide got her period, and she said it was heavier than any period she’d ever gotten before? In fact, she said that all her periods before had been very spotty, and her nursery maid was always surprised at how light they were. Well, Elide wouldn’t have gotten her first period before magic vanished, she was too young, and Manon even said that the witches who hadn’t had their period before magic disappeared hadn’t even experienced magic. But now magic is back and Elide’s period is heavier than it ever was when magic was gone. Do you think this means anything about Elide’s witch heritage? Could she get some magic/witch powers? But Manon also said that witches can sacrifice themselves to create enough magic to damage the opposing armies. What if Elide sacrifices herself?
I hoped she would learn to face her pain- that she’d learn to endure it.“ He smiled sadly at Celaena. "If you can learn to endure pain- you can survive anything. Some people learn to embrace it- to love it. Some endure it through drowning it in sorrow, or by making themselves forget. Others turn it into anger. But Ansel let her pain become hate, and let it consume her until she became something else entirely- a person I don’t think she ever wished to be.
Sarah J. Mass; The Assassin’s Blade (The Assassin and The Desert)