especially all the raven

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Fight because you don’t know how to die quietly. Win because you don’t know how to lose. This king’s ruled long enough—it’s time to tear his castle down.

All For The Game series by Nora Sakavic

What I Want From This New Series

-Ronan dealing with the new reality behind his father’s death and the fresh wounds of his mother’s.

-Literally he was an alcoholic. This needs to be addressed. How does he manage it? Does he get help or stubbornly try to power through on his own? Does he ignore the fact that he has a problem?

-The reparation of his relationship with Declan. Is it even possible? They were both absolute shits and Declan caused a lot of emotional damage, whether intentional or not. When you spend years at somebody’s throat, the relationship is practically destroyed. How do they go about this?

-Ronan being less of a shit to Ashley because that was 100% unnecessary.

-WAKING THE DREAMS.

-This barely-18yo is now essentially a father. He pulled a dream child into reality and he is responsible for her care. His brothers are in DC, he now has a farm to run. His boyfriend is away at college and his only other friends are on a road trip through the US. This boy knows nothing about raising children. How’s his support network formed?

-He is in his first ever relationship, and it’s serious and new and heavy. Not to mention its long-distance. I want to know how they get their shit together and work it out and learn how to communicate with and trust each other. I want to know about these touch-starved boys growing with each other. I want the late night phone calls and the insecurities and and the doubt and the love.

-Noah, arguably the person who knew him inside and out, his best friend, is gone. He left without saying goodbye. Ronan never got closure. How does he grieve for a ghost?

The Raven Cycle - Richard Gansey

Gansey was just a guy with a lot of stuff and a hole inside him that chewed away more of his heart every year. They were always walking away from him. But he never seemed able to walk away from them.

niall lynch = glendower, or ronan = glendower

here are clips from king henry iv, comparing shakespeare’s text with modern english

so maybe, in this case, niall’s birth parallels glendowers? there’s not much info on glendower, truly, so i bet at least some of maggie’s insp came from king henry iv.

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here glendower speaks of how he is not a normal man; how he is magical, how he has powers. pulling spirits from the deep is somewhat like pulling objects from a dream, right? a little, haha. but its more than my small cinnamon roll gansey can do…

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Remember when Ronan saw Niall talking to the devil?? ????

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here, harry percy (aka “hotspur” in king henry iv) a relative of glendower through marriage, not blood, is speaking of how glendower angers him by speaking of all these things. notice especially dreamer and raven. there are other theories comparing gansey to hotspur but its much more far fetched.

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anyway, that’s the king henry iv + ronan/niall parallels that i thought were interesting