The Southern Continent is set more in a Mongolian style/feel. She said that’s where she got a lot of inspiration from.
Yrene is one her most favorite characters to write about.
Aelin & Lysandra are Night Court.
Rowan- Winter, then Night Court.
Dorian- Dawn Court.
Manon & Lorcan- Hyburn. (She joked that Manon was from the ‘Killer Court.’)
Aedion- Day Court.
She was president of her high school’s Lord of the Rings fanclub. Still has a lifesize cutout of Legolas in her office– which her husband made a tie noose and placed around Legolas’s neck when she first brought it home.
Her father is doing better, and is even planning on coming to one her stops in the next few weeks.
–There will be three novels and two novellas in the ACOTAR world.
-She pitched the extra ACOTAR books/novellas after she got drunk with her Editor. Hadn’t originally planned on telling anyone for a while- not even her husband. They were more for fun and written in her off time.
-You will see Feyre & Rhysand get married in the first novella. The setting is around Winter Solstice, and Feyre is content for her birthday to be forgotten, but the inner circle is not having that.
-We may “possibly” be getting the wall scene.
-There’s a good chance that one of the narrators/characters in the novella will be the focus of her next ACOTAR novel.
-We will most likely find out who Cassian saw the Bone Carver as in one of the novels.
She doesn’t know when the second novella will come out, but she’s already working on the next two novels.
-Each novel will have a love interest- or basically getting two characters together. And will be set after the war, and rebuilding and the effects of the wall being taken down.
-She hasn’t started the third novel, but has five possible 'ships’ she could choose from.
I’m already tired of hearing all the hate about Rhaegar looking too much like Viserys.
First of all, incest or not. Genetics are genetics. Believe it or not sometimes siblings look similar to one another *gasp.* And yes we hear in the books about how handsome, smart, strong, musically gifted, etc. Rhaegar was. But come on from the side profiles we get of Rhaegar. The man is nowhere NEAR ugly. I mean I for one sometimes I catch my side profile in the mirror and I have to look away before my eyes bleed. So lets all agree that he is not eye bleedingly hideous.
And secondly, can I just take a moment to somewhat put you in the shoes of a young Viserys? Prince Viserys got to experience 8 years of King’s Landing. He got to live in a palace with his mother father and older brother Rhaegar. Of course it wasn’t sunshine and rainbows but that’s a discussion for another day. Viserys knew Rhaegar. Viserys got to see him joust, play the harp, read, etc. Rhaegar was going to be the future king of Westeros. No doubt that Rhaegar was his role model. Have you ever seen a little sibling look up to their older sibling? They try to copy them constantly because they want to be just like them.
But alas, one thing leads to another and Viserys has to experience the deaths of both his parents and his heroic big brother. Plus he is exiled to a far away land with his newborn sister. Howtraumatizing would that be for a little boy? Now, I am not saying that Viserys would have been a good king. He grew up feeding on every lie he was told about the Usurper who stole his family’s crown. His own innocent, childish memories got twisted from years of yearning for revenge and power. Yet, a few of his memories still pull through unscathed. That being the memory of Rhaegar. Viserys mimicked his big brother’s appearance because deep down he still wanted to be like him; to be the king Rhaegar never could.
So in the end, what I am saying is that Rhaegar does not look like Viserys,Viserys looks like Rhaegar.
SJM: so you know how I intended Chaol’s story to be a short novella? I may have written a little bit more than what I was supposed to SJM’s Editor: ok how long are we talking about here? I need an idea SJM: it’s pretty big SJM’s Editor:
The feeling being at the 9/11 memorial is absolutely one of a kind. You could feel the pain, the hurt and memories that still haunt humans. Today is about all the victims in the attack and their relatives, we stand with you.
To whatever end… Where is the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing? They have passed like rain on the mountains. Like wind in the meadow. The days have gone down in the west. Behind the hills, into shadow. How did it come to this?