Rowan is my mate. and my carranam. and he is the King of Terrasen. not consort, not husband, Rowan is the King of Terrasen. my equal in every way; he would wear my crown, sit on a throne beside mine. my king.❞
i just finished eos and acomaf and i feel like we should make a support group for s j maas fans because holy shit those two books absolutely shattered me. eos recked my heart. then acomaf (and rhys) put the pieces back together. and then the ending of acomaf managed to go one one step further than eos and absolutely destroyed me and i can’t breath.
And he would not accept that he had found her, and she had found him, and they had survived such sorrow and pain and despair together, only to be cleaved apart. He would not accept the fate that had been dealt to her, would not accept that her life was the asking price for saving this world.
okay but imagine Aelin creating the lock, she can feel Elena’s presence, she knows Mala Fire-Bringer and Brannon are there as well. She feels her powers draining and feels herself fading and chants to herself “My name is Aelin Ashryver Galathynius and I will not be afraid” over and over again until the lock is finally complete then smiles at the thought of her friends, her mate, her court, and drifts off into the darkness
Glad to see we are not all breaking apart before Empire of Storms. You know. We are staying strong. Holding it together. Like sane people…
So far we have:
Aedion dying on a battlefield. Aelin cradling him in her arms and having him swear the bloodoath to her with his last few breaths, giving him that last honour, while the soldiers around them drop to their knees, bowing in honour. Because if anyone deserves it it is her cousin, friend and Wolf of the North who has fought harder for Terrasen and her people than anyone else.
Aedion being killed by Gavriel. Maeve uses the bloodoath and orders Gavriel to kill his own son, Aelin’s beloved cousin and the second member of her court.
Aedion swearing the bloodoath to Meave. She somehow captures him and he is forced to take the bloodoath to her and not his beloved queen and cousin. The oath he has dedicated his life to make sure happens, that he holds so dear. And Maeve will make sure Aelin watches as this happens. As Aelin made Maeve watch Rowan swear the oath to Aelin.
Asterin sacrificing herself for Manon. And as she dies Manon realise she can love. Asterin in some way dying for Manon, like the proud, fiery and loyal, Second she is. The pain Manon experiences at her death makes Manon see witches are made into monsters. Not born.
Asterin being killed by the Grandmother. The same Grandmother who burnt UNCLEAN into her skin. She sees what effect Asterin has on Manon, making Manon slowly become “softer”. She has Asterin killed or kills her herself. This would be what would finally make Manon kill The Grandmother.
I am so glad we are such a cheerful, joyous and positive fandom. I wonder what fresh hell I am going to get to read about tomorrow.
The one resounding thing that I can’t get over in empire of storms is how Maeve manipulated Rowan into believing Lyria was his mate. I mean the fact that he spent centuries heartbroken and self-loathing just because Maeve wanted him under her control makes me want to cry just thinking about it. His guilt for his feelings for Aelin because he thought that he was betraying Lyria breaks my heart. The mating bond is supposed to be a sacred bond. Bitch-queen doesn’t do Maeve justice, she’s truly evil and corrupt to the core and does not deserve redemption. I hope all of Rowan’s cadre escapes from her clutches