Ascendant, Chapter Eleven

“Do you know what you are?” he murmured, stalking close and staring down at her with eyes made of molten emerald glass. “What you used to be?”

The old fury rose, the instinct that burned like a sun caged in her breast. Beside her, the wolf lowered its head and bared its teeth in a warning. Roslyn threaded her hand through its fur, trying to ignore the urge to fight, to fly.

He tilted his head, the hint of a smile on his lips.

“You have no idea, do you?”

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Roslyn Trevelyan is the bastard, elf-blooded daughter of Marcher nobility, a mage that stood at the front of her Circle’s liberation, and now, an unwilling prophet to a world on the brink of change.

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“The Herald proceeded to disarm the man and ask for his surrender, which the commander promptly gave.”

Roslyn gave the tall woman standing next to her a grimace, trying not to let her eyes linger on the long, corded braids of jet black hair that hung behind her head.

She turned back to the small council to find them all staring at her with varied expressions of surprise and confusion.

“Forgive me, my lady,” Cullen started, his voice tight as his eyes seemed to assess her, “but I don’t understand. You did not use your magic?”

“Believe me, Commander, it wouldn’t have been my first choice,” she sighed, wincing as the cut in her shoulder throbbed.

“The Blades of Hessarian value strength of arms and martial ability over the unfair advantage of magic,” the woman said, her deep voice pleasant in the small room. “The Herald proved her capabilities to lead us when she bested our commander without the use of her magical ability.”

Roslyn tried very hard not to frown. It had been a stupid thing to do, she knew that now. The slash across her shoulder and the bite on her ankle were enough to remind her of that, but at the time it had been her only option. Challenge the leader to a trial by combat, without the use of her magic, or allow the insult of murdered Inquisition soldiers and the threat the mercenary company posed to stand.

Though I probably should have let Blackwall do it, all things considered.

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[About the character of Adam]“Hamlet was a big inspiration because he is a doubtful, melancholic, sad sort,” Hiddleston said. “It’s amazing; when I was filling myself up with Adam, I went back and read Hamlet, and so much of Shakespeare’s poetry seemed to speak to me in a way I’d never reconsidered… All of his plays are a constant source of inspiration for me.”

And then, he provided proof, reciting a series of lines from the play that he found particularly helpful and had at the ready to plug into scenes upon Jarmusch’s request.

“How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable, Seem to me all the uses of this world!” Hiddleston began, suddenly finding himself in the midst of an impromptu and understated private performance, firing out two more lines as if from muscle memory. “O that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew!” he whispered, “I have of late, but wherefore I know not, lost all my mirth.“

…Hiddleston laughed when asked if he had all of Hamlet memorized; Jarmusch deadpanned that he had “only half” committed to memory, which made the actor a tad bashful.

[Hiddleston on the setting of Detroit] "I fell in love with the place. It’s kind of America’s lost soul. It’s its aching heart , there’s a line that isn’t the movie anymore, where Adam tries to explain to Eve why he loves it so much. He says, ‘It’s like watching time lapse photography of a flower, as it grows from a seed and bulbs and blooms and blossoms and then shrivels and fades and dies and turns to dust.’…I think it’s the most beautiful city, and it gave me a very different perspective, as an Englishman, of America.”


Excerpted from “Tom Hiddleston Explains How He Became a Shakespearean Rocker”

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