I may have become a little obsessed today with one character.
While doing some research for my Easter Egg posts, I kept getting pulled back
into a line from ACOMAF.
said, “The King of Hybern is old Rhys – very old. Do not linger.” –pg 580
If 500 year old Illyrians are boys, how old must the King be
to be classified as very old? She was
also speaking as if she knew the king, not of him, but interacted with him in her
past adventures. Remember she was estimated to be older than Prythian, older
The team that goes to Hybern does not make logical sense to
me. Amren can read the Book, why wouldn’t she go?
said, “I heard a legend that it was written in a tongue of mighty beings who
feared the Cauldron’s power and made the Book to combat it. Mighty beings who
were here … and then vanished. You are the only one who can uncode it.”
She was the only one from another realm (pg 194), estimated
to be older than Prythian, older than Velaris. The only one of them that could
read that language. She knew what the Cauldron was, knew of its power and was
worried that the Cauldron could overwhelm Feyre. Why wouldn’t she go?
Mor could have stayed behind to protect the city, after all
she was the one who Rhys will call when his generals failed, his armies failed.
She could and would protect Velaris (it helps my cause that she is named after
the Celtic goddess of war).
The only thing I can think of, is Amren has been or needs to
stay hidden from the King. Why the hell
would Amren avoid (fear is too strong a word) another high fae, even if he is a
king. Then it dawns on me, there is more to this king.
someone appeared atop the stairs.
knew him – in my bones. The shoulder length black hair, the ruddy skin, the
clothes that edged more toward practicality than finery. He was of surprisingly
average height, but muscled like a young man.
his face – which looked perhaps like a human man in his forties … blandly
handsome. To hide the depthless, hateful black eyes that burned there. –pg 590
Feyre did not describe him as she typically describes the
high fae males. Each one is tall, muscled and there is something striking about
them. Could he be older than high fae, different than the high fae? Not even the Suriel describes him as High fae,
but as a vile faerie king (ACOTAR pg 129-130).
Add the fact that Amren respects his power, we could be in
for a very sad ending. But I will keep faith as the Cauldron purrs for Feyre and
the king needs her to wield the book.
Don’t forget in the Spring Court where there is a mural with
ancient symbols that Amren can read (ACOTAR pg 114).