It is not such a thing, is it - to die for your friends.
At first light, Chaol went to the nearest jeweler and pawned the ring for a handful of silver.
If he was the sweet, terrifying darkness, I was the glittering light that only his shadows could make clear.
And then a great wind, a soft wind, a lovely wind, as if the heart-song of the world were carried on it.
She was not a rebel princess, shattering but bent castles and killing kings. She was a force of nature.
I was a dreamer born into the Court of Nightmares.
There is the darkness that frightens, the darkness that soothes, the darkness that is restful.
Every gift comes with a price. I frowned, and he grinned. A kiss.
The stranger at the back table lifted her head, signaling with a gloved finger for Yrene to bring another ale. For someone who didn't seem older than twenty, the young woman drank an ungodly amount—wine, ale, whatever Nolan bade Yrene bring over—but never seemed to lose herself to it.
She shrugged, as if it could somehow diminish the grief he still saw in her eyes, shining so bright in the firelight. So am I, she whispered, and faced the fire again.
But she wasn't in love with him—Otho hadn't said that. He had seen no attachment on her part. And Celaena would never be that stupid. It was Dorian who was the fool—Dorian who would have his heart broken, if he did actually love her.
Duly noted. Rhys yanked open the drawers and pulled out my undergarments. He dangled the bits of midnight lace and chuckled. I'm surprised you didn't demand Nuala and Cerridwen buy you something else. I stalked to him, snatching the lace away. You're drooling on the carpet. I slammed the bathing room door before he could respond.
For what it's worth, Chaol, she said. He faced her, his hands in his pockets. She gave him a slight smile. If she picked Roland over you, that makes her the greatest fool who ever lived. He stared at her for a long moment before he quietly said, Thank you, and walked back to his room.
I won't allow another immigrant purge to happen. I don't ever want my sister's children coming home with broken noses again because of their foreign blood.
Tamlin didn't stop apologizing for days. He made love to me, morning and night. He worshipped my body with his hands, his tongue, his teeth. But that had never been the hard part. We just got tripped up with the rest.
You do not have the right to wish she were not what she is.
We're not whores for your men to use. You are sacred vessels, the duke said. It is an honor to be chosen. I find that a very male thing to assume.
I stepped out of the shelter of my savior's arm and turned to thank him. Standing before me was the most beautiful man I'd ever seen.
So she left Rowan in the hall. But it did not stop her from wishing she could keep him.
She was still on the fall down. There was no getting up, because there was no bottom.
But she was her own champion now.