Who liked to play with small animals
Peeled their skin apart while they
Screamed and screamed
But one day he fell through a hole in the land
And became king on the other side
And there he was known for being kind to small animals
King Leck from Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Lady Katsa of the Middluns from the Graceling Trilogy.
Design based off of @may12324 and how she draws Katsa!
Graceling is one of my all time favorite books, and if anyone wants to read a story about a bad ass lady killer who goes on a journey to unravel the doings of a mad man king, then I would definitely recommend this book to you.
Graceling AU where Arno Dorian from Assassin’s Creed Unity is King Birn’s Graceling from Wester, and constantly spars Katsa from the Middluns when she is still in Randa’s court. First as strangers, then as friends, eventually as lovers.
Commission I requested from the lovely defenestratin! Sou is perfect and you all should go commission them.
Raffin and Bann both go to Middluns University. Raffin is a legacy enduring the Political Science major his dad’s forced him to take. Bann is a botany student delightfully surprised by Raffin’s interest in plant life. Their friendship quickly grows into something more.
ya lit meme: five protagonists [1/5] Lady Katsa from Graceling by Kristin Cashore “I’ve heard you have one eye green as the Middluns grasses, and the other eye blue as the sky.” “Yes, Lord Prince.” “I’ve heard you can kill a man with the nail of your smallest finger.” She smiled. “Yes, Lord Prince.” “Does it make it easier?” “I don’t understand you.” “To have beautiful eyes. Does it lighten the burden of your Grace, to know you have beautiful eyes?"
what she means:
what's going to happen to the line of succession in the middluns when raffin becomes king? katsa would be next in line for the throne but she's never having children and she'd be a terrible queen anyway. she wouldn't do it. could one of po's brothers step in? they're ambitious, but that would cause some serious anger, especially as there's already such a close relationship between lienid and monsea. is there a distant cousin? wouldn't that cause disruption and maybe civil war in the middluns? is the council going to step in and implement a parliament of sorts like they did in nander? how difficult will it be for raffin to convince the higher-ups and lords to let him marry bann and make him king consort? could they adopt? would it be accidental or would they actively seek out children in need of parents? wouldn't that also cause issues in middluns succession debates? variant sexualities seem fairly normalized even among royal families, although ror for some reason throws a tantrum when skye (his SIXTH SON. SIXTH!!!!) comes out. have there really never been gay monarchs in the seven kingdoms before?
“Lady Katsa, is it?”
“Yes, Lord Prince.”
“I’ve heard you have one eye green as the Middluns grasses, and the other eye blue as the sky.”
“Yes, Lord Prince.”
“I’ve heard you can kill a man with the nail of your smallest finger.”
She smiled. “Yes, Lord Prince.”
“Does it make it easier?”
“I don’t understand you.”
“To have beautiful eyes. Does it lighten the burden of your Grace, to know you have beautiful eyes?”