tsi s

Things in this chapter that have made it abundantly obvious Neferet is, in fact, Queen Tsi Sgili:

  • She’s wearing a necklace with raven wings as a pendant.
  • She’s advertising her rejection of Nyx by not wearing a Goddess insignia (ignoring the continuity errors)
  • She literally quotes the prophecy, telling Stark to “aim for… the one that will make the earth bleed.”
  • She uses Stark, an undead fledgling, to kill Stevie Rae. This fulfills the “through the hand of the dead” line of the prophecy.
But, yeah, sure - Neferet has to spell it out for us to understand.

anonymous asked:

Hi! Do you know any good books about eoy?

Hello!

I don’t read too much fiction about EoY to be honest; I usually find her characterized as whatever the author needs her to be to put Richard or Henry in a good light, and few, if any, seem to find her interesting enough to document by herself. I did enjoy Elizabeth the Beloved by Maureen Peters, but that includes some RIII/EoY stuff so, fair warning. TSIS’s EoY is okay-ish (she only feels loyalty towards the York side of the family bc Penman needs her to so she can be likable), I feel sympathy for Gregory’s EoY but her writing is terrible and the White Princess book was a chore to get through, and she’s actually portrayed as loving mother but overall background figure in The Forgotten Queen; that’s all the fictional literary portrayals I can think of atm, so feel free to give any of them a shot! 

In terms of nonfiction, I would recommend the bios of her by Alison Weir and Arlene Okerlund; I would read Weir’s for the scope of her sources (the verifiable ones, at least), not for her analysis because it’s….really something lol. Amy Licence also wrote a bio on EOY which was nothing new for me when I read it, but it is a decent starting point. 19th century author Agnes Strickland wrote a book about the lives of the Queens of England that includes EOY (as well as a favorable portrayal of Anne Boleyn :D); I’ve never read it, but it seems credible, albeit maybe a bit difficult to slog through purely because of the language. Aaaaand EOY’s addressed generally towards the end of Blood Sisters by Sarah Gristwood, which is really more about the women of the WotR and not an in-depth analysis of EoY herself; still, there are some interesting tidbits in there, if memory serves. Hope that’s enough! :)