Welcome back to our celebration of all things Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses! Today I am writing about my favorite scene from A Court of Mist and Fury. This book has been out since May so hopefully enough time has passed that I am not ruining anything for anyone. If you haven’t read the series or this book yet then proceed with caution but the one thing I will tell you is that I enjoyed A Court of Mist and Fury exponentially more than A Court of Thorns and Roses and I really loved that book as well.
The scene that I have chosen from A Court of Mist and Fury is one where I think Feyre and Rhysand finally truly connect. Rhysand shows her his weakness/vulnerabilities and Feyre realizes how connected and similar that they truly are. They had many connections throughout the book but I felt like this scene was when Feyre’s heart begins to heal. For your references it is pages 369-372.
Feyre is falling asleep when something wakes her up and she knows that something is wrong.
“I knew that darkness. A kernel of it lived in me.”
She follows that darkness to Rhysand’s room and struggles to wake him up. He is in the throws of a terrible nightmare. Feyre does everything she can to wake him up.
“I threw my own power out—black to black, soothing his darkness, the rough edges, willing it to calm, to soften. My darkness sang his own a lullaby, a song my wet nurse had hummed when my mother had shoved me into her arms to go back to attending parties.”
“I willed that darkness inside myself to echo it, to sing those raging fears to sleep, to brush up against that ebony wall within his mind, gentle and soft…”
Feyre finally manages to get through to Rhysand but it does take him a bit to get his bearings. Feyre doesn’t quite know if this is her end but she calmly assures Rhys that everything is okay and who she is. While she is waiting for him to mentally come back is when we finally get a glimpse of the man underneath all those cloths. The wait was worth it.
“I lay there, staring up at where he now knelt on the bed, rubbing his hands over his face. My traitorous eyes indeed dared to look lower than his chest–but my attention snagged on the twin tattoos on each of his knees: a towering mountain crowned by three stars. Beautiful–but brutal somehow.”
“His hands, however, still ended in long, black talons–and his feet…they ended in claws, too. The wings were out, slumped down behind him. And I wondered how close he’d been to fully shifting into that beast he’d once told me he hated.”
I really love how this scene really plays up the emotion for Feyre, Rhysand and for me the reader. I love how their relationship is not the same after this even though nothing happens at this time.
“I studied the hand, the ravaged face. Such pain lingered there–and exhaustion. The face he never let anyone see.”
“Rhys still knelt, wings drooping across the white sheets, head bowed, his tattoos stark against his golden skin. A dark, fallen prince.”
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My runner up scene would have to be from A Court of Thorns and Roses when Feyre and Rhysand meet for the very first time during Fire Night. Rhysand ruined Tamlin for me at that point. I spent the rest of the novel rooting against Tamlin and loving the scenes with Rhysand that much more when they happened.
What’s your favorite scene from A Court of Thorns and Roses series?
Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author. Sarah wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. Empire of Storms, the fifth Throne of Glass novel,is available now.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.
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Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.
Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world torn apart.
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