It kills me a little when people talk about the ToG characters or do ToG related posts and exclude Aedion from them. This male has suffered through his entire life and somehow has remained sane. He never had a father to guide him. His mother die when he was young. He never got to choose his path, it was chosen for him long before he was born. His family, his loved ones burned. He thought his cousins had drowned. He lost his home. He was a prisoner of an land that he did not love. He was a soldier for a man he did not believe in. He was a soldier, fighting battles at 14 years old. He lost his childhood. He was taunted and disrespected for who he was. He could not feel anything so he bedded males and females. He was unaccepted for courting males. Despite his talents as a soldier, the fact he liked males and females taunted him. He was a prisoner to be used as bait. He was willing to have his throat slit to protect his cousin who he had not seen in a decade. He was considered an unchecked, half bred bastard. He had asked for so little out of life that when the oath was Rowan’s he did not know what to ask for. He never learned to asked for things, didn’t get the chance. He does not think his life is worth saving.
I will stand by my love for Aedion and defend him. He is and will always be my absolute favorite male character written my Sarah. And he does not get the love he deserves.