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She was Aelin Ashryver Galathynius—­and she would not be afraid.
Sarah J. Maas (Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3))
They joined hands. So the world ended. And the next one began.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
She looked at them, at the three males who meant everything—more than everything. Then she smiled with every last shred of courage, of desperation, of hope for the glimmer of that glorious future. “Let’s go rattle the stars.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Behind them, across the hall, the dancers shattered their roses on the floor, and Aedion grinned at his queen as the entire world went to hell.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
To whatever end.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Where will we go?" "I hear hell is particularly nice at this time of year.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Where is Aelin. Where is my wife?
Sarah J. Maas (Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5))
And at long last, Aelin Ashryver Galathynius was home.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Ten years of shadows, but no longer. Light up the darkness, Majesty.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Let’s go rattle the stars.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Whatever you had to do to survive, whatever you did from spite or rage or selfishness … I don’t give a damn. You’re here—and you’re perfect. You always were, and you always will be.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
He gripped her hard, forcing her to meet his eyes as he snarled, “I see you. I see every part of you. And I am not afraid.” I will not be afraid. A line in the burning brightness. My name is Aelin Ashryver Galathynius . . . And I will not be afraid.
Sarah J. Maas (Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5))
I am here, I am with you.
Sarah J. Maas (Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7))
My name is Aelin Ashryver Galathynius. And I am the Queen of Terrasen.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
To whatever end?” she breathed. Rowan followed her, as he had his entire life, long before they had ever met, before their souls had sparked into existence. “To whatever end, Fireheart.
Sarah J. Maas (Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7))
Aelin had promised herself, months and months ago, that she would not pretend to be anything but what she was. She had crawled through darkness and blood and despair-she had survived.
Sarah J. Maas (Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5))
Aelin looked at Chaol and Dorian and sobbed. Opened her arms to them, and wept as they held each other. “I love you both,” she whispered. “And no matter what may happen, no matter how far we may be, that will never change.
Sarah J. Maas (Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7))
Thank you for the oil," he added. "My skin was a little dry.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
And Elide sobbed as Manon Blackbeak emerged, smiling faintly. As Manon Blackbeak saw her and Aelin, knee-to-knee in the grass, and mouthed one word. Hope.
Sarah J. Maas (Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5))
Aelin took a step forward. One step, as if in a daze. She loosed a shuddering breath, and a small, whimpering noise came out of her - a sob. And then she was sprinting down the alley, flying as though the winds themselves pushed at her heels. She flung herself on the male, crashing into him hard enough that anyone else might have gone rocking back into the stone wall. But the male grabbed her to him, his massive arms wrapping around her tightly and lifting her up. Nesryn made to approach, but Aedion stopped her with a hand on her arm. Aelin was laughing as she cried, and the male was just holding her, his hooded head buried in her neck. As if he were breathing her in. "Who is that?" Nesryn asked. Aedion smiled. "Rowan.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Her scent hit him. For a second, he could only breathe it deep into his lungs,his Fae instincts roaring that this was his family, this was his queen, this was Aelin. He would have known her even if he were blind. Even if there was another scent entwined with hers. Staggeringly powerful and ancient and—male. Interesting.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
And though he stood taller than her, he felt smaller as Aelin stared at him. No, not just Aelin. Queen Aelin Ashryver Galathynius, he realized, was staring at him.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
She knew he meant it. He’d burn the library, the city or the whole world to ashes if she asked him. It was their bond, marked by blood and scent and something else she couldn’t place. A tether as strong as the one that bound her to her parents. Stronger, in some ways.
Sarah J. Maas (Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3))
I'm going to call in old debts and promises. To raise an army of assassins and thieves and exiles and commoners.
Sarah J. Maas (Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5))
Celaena Sardothien wasn’t in league with Aelin Ashryver Galathynius. Celaena Sardothien was Aelin Ashryver Galathynius, heir to the throne and rightful Queen of Terranes. Celaena was Aelin Galathynius, the greatest living threat to Adarlan, the one person who could raise an army capable of standing against the king. Now, she was also the one person who knew the secret source of the king’s power—and who sought a way to destroy it. And he had just sent her into the arms of her strongest potential allies: to the homeland of her mother, the kingdom of her cousin, and the domain of her aunt, Queen Maeve of the Fae. Celaena was the lost Queen of Terrasen. Chaol sank to his knees.
Sarah J. Maas (Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2))
Rise,” Darrow said, “Aelin Ashryver Whitethorn Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen.
Sarah J. Maas (Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7))
Fenrys … You know, I don’t actually know your family name.” Fenrys threw a roguish wink at the queen. “Moonbeam.” “It is not,” Aelin hissed, choking on a laugh. Fenrys laid a hand on his heart. “I am blood-sworn to you. Would I lie?
Sarah J. Maas (Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7))
Aelin was no savior to rally behind, but a cataclysm to be weathered.
Sarah J. Maas (Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5))
For across every mountain, spread beneath the green canopy of Oakwald, carpeting the entire Plain of Theralis, the kingsflame was blooming.
Sarah J. Maas (Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7))
She wondered whether the queen knew. Rowan did. Aedion did. And Arobynn did. He had understood that with Rowan, she was no longer afraid of him; with Rowan, Arobynn was now utterly unnecessary. Irrelevant.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
The male I fell in love with was you. It was you, who knew pain as I did, and who walked me through it, back to the light. Maeve didn't understand that. That even if she could create this perfect world, it wouldn't be you with me. And I'd never trade that, trade this. Not for anything.
Sarah J. Maas (Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7))
You survived; I survived. We’re together again. I once begged the gods to let me see you — if only for a moment. To see you and know you’d made it. Just once; that was all I ever hoped for.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
From tears to sass in a few minutes. I'm glad the month apart hasn't dimmed your usual good spirits.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
TERRASEN REMEMBERS EVALIN ASHRYVER. DO YOU? I FOUGHT AT MISTWARD FOR YOUR PEOPLE. RETURN THE GODS-DAMNED FAVOR.
Sarah J. Maas (Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5))
There was a poem scribbled at the top of the Ashryver family tree, as though some student had dashed it down as a reminder while studying. Ashryver Eyes The fairest eyes, from legends old Of brightest blue, ringed with gold Bright blue eyes, ringed with gold. A strangled cry came out of him. How many times had he looked into those eyes? How many times had he seen her avert her gaze, that one bit proof she couldn't hide, from the king? Celaena Sardothien wasn't in league with Aelin Ashryver Galathynius. Celaena Sardothien was Aelin Ashryver Galathynius, heir to the throne and righful Queen of Terrasen.
Sarah J. Maas (Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2))
The queen looked at the nails, the teeth, and grinned. Honestly–it was a shame that Manon had to kill her.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Fireheart, her mother had called her. Not for her power. The name had never once been about her power.
Sarah J. Maas (Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7))
Why bother when a dramatic entrance is so much more fun?
Sarah J. Maas (Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5))
Aedion touched her shoulder. “Welcome home, Aelin.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
I know you two are old and up past your bedtime so ill keep this quick.
Sarah J. Maas (Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5))
A smile tugged at her lips, and her eyes - their eyes - sparkled. 'Hello, Aedion.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Aelin said to Fenrys, “We’ll only invite him to Orynth on holidays.” “So he can ruin the festivities?” Fenrys scowled. “I, for one, cherish my holidays. I don’t need a misanthrope raining on them.
Sarah J. Maas (Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7))
Tell Aelin Galathynius that Wendlyn has never forgotten Evalin Ashryver,” Galan said to him, to Aedion. “Or Terrasen.
Sarah J. Maas (Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5))
The two princes stared at each other, one gold and one silver, one her twin and one her soul-bonded. There was nothing friendly in the stares, nothing human - two Fae males locked in some unspoken dominance battle.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
One last time - you have to wear this mask one last time, and then you can bury Celaena Sardothien forever.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Aelin hissed, "Need I remind you Captain, that you went to Endovier and did not blink at the slaves and the mass graves? Need I remind you that I was starved and chained and you let Duke Perrington force me to the ground at Dorian's feet while you did nothing? And now you have the nerve to accuse me of not caring, when many of the people in this city have profited off the blood and misery of the very people you ignored?
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Your soldiers look like they have seen better days." "Oh, they always look like that. I've tried and tries to get them to focus on outside appearances as much as improving their inner beauty, but... you know how men are.
Sarah J. Maas (Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5))
She lifted her face to the stars. She was Aelin Ashryver Galathynius, heir of two mighty bloodlines, protector of a once-glorious people, and Queen of Terrasen. She was Aelin Ashryver Galathynius—and she would not be afraid.
Sarah J. Maas (Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3))
The feeling that passed between them, so powerful there was no language to describe it... It was not mere friendship, but something born of and strengthened by it.
Sarah J. Maas (Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5))
Long live the queen.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
The king standing before them gaped as the shield of flame died out to reveal Aelin and Dorian, hand in hand, glowing like newborn gods as their magic entwined.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
He was a boy in love with a wildfire. Or at least he thought he was
Sarah J. Maas (Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3))
Why don’t you get to the point,” she drawled. “I want to have a few hours of sleep tonight.” Not a lie. With every breath, exhaustion wrapped tighter around her bones. “I would have thought,” Arobynn said, “given how close you two were and your abilities, that you’d somehow be able to sense it. Or at least hear of it, considering what he was accused of.” The prick was enjoying every second of this. If Dorian was dead or hurt— “Your cousin Aedion has been imprisoned for treason—for conspiring with the rebels here in Rifthold to depose the king and put you back on the throne.” The world stopped. Stopped, and started, then stopped again.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Aedion grinned at his queen as the entire world went to hell.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
You are my Fireheart
Sarah J. Maas (Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5))
I knew another women who lost as much as you. And do you know what she did with it-the loss?' He could barely stop the words from pouring out, could barely think over the roaring in this head. 'She hunted down the people responsible for it and obliterated them.
Sarah J. Maas (Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6))
Ten years of shadows, but no longer. Light up the darkness, Magesty.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
I, Aelin Ashryver Whitethorn Galathynius, swear upon my immortal soul to guard, to nurture, and to honor Terrasen from this day until my very last.
Sarah J. Maas (Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7))
Aelin, leaning against the half-decayed desk that served as the lone piece of furniture in the room, smirked at him. "I saw you from a distance-once." Galan Ashryver's eyes sparked. "I'm going to assume it was during your former profession and thank you for not killing me.
Sarah J. Maas (Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7))
But Aelin suddenly said, "Thank you." Nesryn paused, somehow knowing the queen had spoken to her. Aelin put a hand on her heart. "For all that you’re risking - thank you." Nesryn’s eyes flickered as she said, "Long live the queen.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Aelin would likely laughed to see him now. The man who had stumbled out of her room after she’d declared that her cycle had arrived. Now sitting in this fine room, mostly naked and not giving a shit about it.
Sarah J. Maas (Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6))
We'd better eat before we raise hell." - Aelin Ashrvyer Galathynius
Sarah J. Maas (Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5))
Lysandra's smile grew. "I like your fangs," she said sweetly. Aelin choked on her grape. Of course Lysandra did. Rowan gave a little grin that usually sent Aelin running. "Are you studying them so you can replicate them when you take my form, shape-shifter?" Aelin's fork froze in midair. "Bullshit," Aedion said.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Take it off, take it off, take if off.
Sarah J. Maas (Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7))
Are you ashamed of what I've done?" she dared to ask. His brow creased. "Why would you ever think that?" She couldn't quite look him in the eye as she ran a finger down the blanket. "Are you?" Aedion was silent long enough that she lifted her head - but found him gazing toward the door, as though he could see through it, across the city, to the captain. When he turned to her, his handsome face was open - soft in a way she doubted many ever saw. "Never," he said. "I could never be ashamed of you.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
That sounds a lot like, ’ I have more secrets that I’m going to spring on you whenever I feel like stopping your heart dead in your chest.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
We are the masters of our own fates - we decide how we go forward.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
We do not look bad, Chaol. It helps no one and nothing to look back. We can only go on.' 'What if we go on only to more pain and despair? What if we go on, only to find a horrible end waiting for us?' 'Then it is not the end.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Three mouthfuls. That's all Fenrys took before he laid his head back on the moss and closed his eyes. Rowan couldn't move. None of them moved. Aelin mouthed a short, curt word. Fenrys did not respond. She spoke again, that queen's unfaltering. Live.
Sarah J. Maas (Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7))
Having Aelin help him the first time had been awkward enough that he couldn’t even go until she started singing a bawdy tune at the top of her lungs and turned on the sink faucet, all the while helping him stand over the toilet.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Her heart—it had been meant for her heart. And he had taken that arrow for her. The killing calm spread through her like hoarfrost. She’d kill them all. Slowly. They reached the second bridge just as Aedion’s barrage of arrows halted, his quiver no doubt emptied. She shoved Rowan onto the planks. “Run,” she said. “No—”. “Run.” It was a voice that she’d never heard herself use—a queen’s voice— that came out, along with the blind yank she made on the blood oath that bound them together. His eyes flashed with fury, but his body moved as though she’d compelled him. He staggered across the bridge, just as— Aelin whirled, drawing Goldryn and ducking just as the Wing Leader’s sword swiped for her head.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
You could rattle the stars,' she whispered. 'You could do anything, if only you dared.
Sarah J. Maas
They’d been forged of the same ore, two sides of the same golden, scarred coin. She’d know it when she spied him atop the execution plataform. She couldn’t explain it. No one could understand that instant bond, that soul-deep assurance and rightness, unless they, too, had experienced it. But she owned no explanations to anyone - not about Aedion.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
He stared at her; she stared right back. Unyielding, unbreakable. They'd been cut from the same cloth. Aedion loosed a breath and looked at their joined hands - then opened his to examine her scarred palm, crisscrossed with the marks of her vow to Nehemia and the cut she'd made the moment she and Rowan became carranam, their magic joining them in an eternal bond. 'It's hard not to think all of your scars are my fault.' Oh. Oh.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Aedion - every breath she took seemed to echo his name. Aedion, Aedion, Aedion.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Not quite daring to believe she wasn't still asleep, Aelin walked toward that rock, whispering the Song of Thanks to Mala Fire-Bringer for leading her to this place, this moment. Aelin ran her hand over the rough rock, and the sun-warmed stone tingled as if in greeting. Then she stepped beyond the stone. And at long last, Aelin Ashryver Galathynius was home.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Aedion touched her shoulder. "Welcome home, Aelin." A land of towering mountains-the Stagehorns-spread before them, with valleys and rivers and hills; a land of untamed, wild beauty. Terrasen. And the smell-of pine and snow.. How had she never realized that Rowan's scent was of Terrasen, of home? Rowan came close enough to graze her shoulder and murmured, "I feel as if I've been looking for this place my entire life.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Aelin Ashryver Whitethorn Galathynius
Sarah J. Maas (Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7))
But Evalin Ashryver held Aelin’s gaze, the softness turning hard and gleaming as fresh steel. It is the strength of this that matters, Aelin. Aelin’s fingers dug into her chest as she mouthed, The strength of this. Evalin nodded. Cairn’s hissed threats danced through the coffin, his knife scraping and scraping. Evalin’s face didn’t falter. You are my daughter. You were born of two mighty bloodlines. That strength flows through you. Lives in you. Evalin’s face blazed with the fierceness of the women who had come before them, all the way back to the Faerie Queen whose eyes they both bore. You do not yield.
Sarah J. Maas (Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7))
Even if she hadn’t slaughtered Baba Yellowlegs, Manon would have killed her just for that spell she’d used to freeze her feet. Etching some foul spell with the man’s blood. And now she was going to die. Wind-Cleaver pressed against the queen’s blade. But Aelin held her ground and hissed, “I’m going to rip you to shreds.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Rowan lifted his eyebrows. Are you all right? She nodded. I just want to get through these two days and be done with it. "That will never stop being strange," Aedion muttered. "Deal with it," she told him, carrying the suit into the bedroom. "Let's go hunt ourselves a pretty little demon.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
... Aedion Ashryver walked into Aelin's suite of rooms in time to see that Aelin was awake-finally awake, and lifting her face to Rowan's. They were sitting on the bed, Aelin in Rowan's lap, the Fae warrior's arms locked around her as he looked at her the way she deserved to be looked at. And when they kissed, deeply, without hesitation- Rowan didn't so much as glance at Aedion's way before a wind snapped through the suite, slamming the bedroom door in Aedion's face. Point taken.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
In the moonless night, she traced the scar on her palm, the oath to Nehemia. She would retrieve the first wyrdkey from Arobynn and track down the others, and then find a way to put the Wyrdkeys back in their Gate. She would free magic and destroy the king and save her people. No matter the odds, no matter how long it took, no matter how far she had to go. She lifted her face to the stars. She was Aelin Ashryver Galathynius, heir of two mighty bloodlines, protector of a once-glorious people, and Queen of Terrasen She was Aelin Ashryver Galathynius- and she would not be afraid.
Sarah J. Maas
This is real, you are awake.
Sarah J. Maas (Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7))
Eyllwe,” Chaol breathed. “Send word to Eyllwe. Tell them to hold on—tell them to prepare.” Perhaps it was the light, perhaps it was the cold, but Aedion could have sworn there were tears in the captain's eyes as he said, “Tell them it's time to fight back.
Sarah J. Maas (Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3))
She would fill the world with it, with her light-her gift. She would light up the darkness, so brightly that all who were lost or wounded or broken would find their way to it, a beacon for those who still dwelled in that abyss. It would not take a monster to destroy a monster-but light, light to drive out the darkness. She was not afraid.
Sarah J. Maas (Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3))
Rolfe unlocked the door, muttering, “This had better be worth my time,” and stalked into the awaiting dimness beyond. Then stopped dead. Even in the watery light, Dorian could perfectly see the woman sitting at Rolfe’s desk, her black clothes dirty, weapons gleaming, and her feet propped on the dark wooden surface. Aelin Galathynius, her hands laced behind her head, grinned at them all and said, “I like this office far better thank your old one Rolfe.
Sarah J. Maas (Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5))
I missed you only with an ocean between us. But if death was separating us... I would find you.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
If she could keep breathing, she wouldn’t fall apart.
Sarah J. Maas (Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2))
Whatever you had to do to survive, whatever you did from spite or rage or selfishness... I don't give a damn. You're here - and you're perfect. You always were and you always will be.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Your fussy nursemaid of a wyvern is fine, by the way. I don't know how you wound up with a sweet thing like that for a mount, but he's content to sprawl in the sun on the foredeck. Can't say it makes the sailors particularly happy - especially cleaning up after him." Find somewhere safe, she'd told Abraxos. Had he somehow found the queen? Somehow known this was the only place she might stand a chance of surviving?
Sarah J. Maas (Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5))
She slid of out his grasp. "If we live through tomorrow, you'll get the rest." He didn't know whether to laugh or roar. "Are you trying to bribe me into surviving?
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
His lips crushed into hers and and he said dropping words more precious than rubies and emeralds and sapphires into her heart, her soul, 'I love you. There is no limit to what I can give you, no time I need. Even when this world is forgotten whisper of dust between the stars, I will love you.
Sarah J. Maas (Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5))
What do you want me to tell you, Fireheart?
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Hw would probably have been even more scandalised to learn I'm not wearing any undergarments beneath this dress.' - Aelin Ashrvyer Galathynius
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Aelin would come back, and when she did . . . With every breath, Aedion felt that lingering scent wrapping tighter around his heart and soul. When she came back, he was never letting her go.
Sarah J. Maas (Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3))
Aedion snorted. “Hurry up with the eggs. I'm going to die of starvation.” “Make the bacon, or you don't get any.” Aedion could hardly move fast enough.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
. . . You're alive today because of that training, boyo
Sarah J. Maas
You're not going to believe me," Aelin went on. "What I've just said, you're not going to believe me. I know it--and that's fine. I don't expect you to. When you're ready, I'll be here." "You're the Queen of Terrasen. You can't be." "Says who? We are the masters of our own fates--we decide how to go forward." She squeezed his hand. "You're my friend, Dorian.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Ashryver eyes met her own, and she touched the face that was the other side of her fair coin. "For Terrasen," she said to him "For our family." "For Marion." "For us." Slowly Aedion drew his blade and knelt, his head bowed as he lifted the Sword of Orynth. "Ten years of shadows, but no longer. Light up the darkness, Majesty." She did not have room in her heart for tears, would not allow or yield to them. Aelin took her father's sword from him, its weight a steady, solid reassurance. Aedion rose, returning to his place beside Rowan. She looked at them, at the three males who meant everything—more than everything. Then she smiled with every last shred of courage, of desperation, of hope for the glimmer of that glorious future. "Let's go rattle the stars.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
I am, if anything, the consummate portrait of royal grace.” He chuckled against her mouth. “And humility. Let’s not forget that.
Sarah J. Maas (Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7))
She was shaking so badly that she tucked her hands into her pockets and clamped her lips together to lock up the words. But they danced in her skull anyway, around and around. You should have gotten Dorian and Sorscha out the day the king butchered those slaves. Did you learn nothing from Nehemia's death? Did you somehow think you could win with your honor intact, without sacrificing something? You shouldn't have left him; how could you let him face the king alone? How could you, how could you, how could you?
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
The King of Adarlan is dead," Manon said. The world stopped. "Aelin Galathynius killed him and shattered his glass castle." Elide covered her mouth with a hand, shaking her head. Aelin... Aelin... "She was aided," Manon went on, "by Prince Aedion Ashryver." Elide began sobbing. "And rumor has it Lord Ren Allsbrook is working in the North as a rebel." Elide buried her face in her hands. Then there was a hard, iron-tipped hand on her shoulder. A tentative touch. "Hope," Manon said quietly.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Don't tell me what I do and don't deserve. Don't tell me about tomorrow, or the future, or any of it.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
The people you love are just weapons used against you.
Sarah J. Maas (Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3))
Her dearest friends are characters in books
Sarah J. Maas
Aelin's hand wavered slightly over his wound. "What's your shield made of, then?" Fenrys tried and failed to shrug. But Gavriel muttered from where he worked on the still-whimpering pirate, "Arrogance." Aelin snorted, but didn't dare take her eyes off Fenrys's injury as she said, "So you do have sense of humor, Gavriel." The Lion of Doranelle gave a wary smile over his shoulder. The rare-sighted, restrained twin to Aedion's own flashing grins. Aelin had called him Uncle Kitty-Cat all of one time before Aedion had snarled viciously enough to make her think carefully before using the term again. Gavriel, to his credit, had merely given Aelin a long-suffereing sigh that seemed to be used only when she or Fenrys were around. "That sense of humor only appears about once every century," Fenrys rasped, "so you'd better hope you Settle, or else that's the last time you'll see it.
Sarah J. Maas (Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5))
Take off your hood," he said with a soft growl, his eyes fixed on her mouth. She crossed her arms. "You show me yours and I'll show you mine, Prince.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Because Celaena was Aelin Ashryver Galathynius, heir to the throne and rightful Queen of Terrasen.
Sarah J. Maas (Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3))
Once we pass that rock, we’re on Terrasen soil.” Not quite daring to believe she wasn’t still asleep, Aelin walked toward that rock, whispering the Song of Thanks to Mala Fire-Bringer for leading her to this place, this moment. Aelin ran a hand over the rough rock, and the sun-warmed stone tingled as if in greeting. Then she stepped beyond the stone. And at long last, Aelin Ashryver Galathynius was home.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Aedion rubbed at his face. "Do you understand what it was like to sit on my ass while you were gone? You said two hours. What was I supposed to think?" "Aedion," she said as calmly as she could, and pulled off her filthy gloves before taking his broad, callused hand. "I get it. I do.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Let's go rattle the stars
Sarah J. Maas
Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.” ― Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass AELIN ASHRYVER GALATHYNIUS
Sara J. Maas
Who would you have become without me? Some pampered, quaking princess. Your beloved cousin would have locked you up in a tower and thrown away the key. I gave you your freedom—I gave you the ability to bring down men like Aedion Ashryver with a few blows. And all I get for it is contempt.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Your king is dead. Your prince lives. . . My name is Aelin Ashryver Galathynius, and I am the Queen of Terrasen. . . Your prince is in mourning. Until he is ready, this city is mine. . . If you loot, if you riot, if you cause one lick of trouble, I will find you, and I will burn you to ash." She lifted a hand, and flames danced at her fingertips. "If you revolt against your new king, if you try to take his castle, then this wall"--she gestured with her burning hand--"will turn to molten glass and flood your streets, your homes, your throats. . . I killed your king. His empire is over. Your slaves are now free people. If I catch you holding on to your slaves, if I hear of any household keeping them captive, you are dead. If I hear of you whipping a slave, or trying to sell one, you are dead. So I suggest that you tell your friends, and families, and neighbors. I suggest that you act like reasonable, intelligent people. And I suggest that you stay on your best behavior until your king is ready to greet you, at which time I swear on my crown that I will yield control of this city to him. If anyone has a problem with it, you can take it up with my court." She motioned behind her. Rowan, Aedion, and Lysandra--bloodied, battered, filthy--grinning like hellions. "Or," Aelin said, the flames winking out on her hand, "you can take it up with me." Not a word. She wondered whether they were breathing. But Aelin didn't care as she strode off the platform, back through the gate she'd made, and all the way up the barren hillside to the stone castle. She was barely inside the oak doors before she collapsed to her knees and wept.
Sarah J. Maas
Go where you will, but if I were you, I’d head north, and stick to the forest. Stay out of the mountains. Keep going until you hit Terrasen.” That had never been part of the plan. “But—but the king—Vernon—” “The King of Adarlan is dead,” Manon said. The world stopped. “Aelin Galathynius killed him and shattered his glass castle.” Elide covered her mouth with a hand, shaking her head. Aelin … Aelin … “She was aided,” Manon went on, “by Prince Aedion Ashryver.” Elide began sobbing. “And rumor has it Lord Ren Allsbrook is working in the North as a rebel.” Elide buried her face in her hands. Then there was a hard, iron-tipped hand on her shoulder. A tentative touch. “Hope,” Manon said quietly. Elide lowered her hands and found the witch smiling at her. Barely a tilt to her lips, but—a smile, soft and lovely. Elide wondered if Manon even knew she was doing it.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Realizing he’d forgotten to tell Rowan about the letter he’d received from the Bane, Aedion Ashryver walked into Aelin’s suite of rooms in time to see that Aelin was awake—finally awake, and lifting her face to Rowan’s. They were sitting on the bed, Aelin in Rowan’s lap, the Fae warrior’s arms locked around her as he looked at her the way she deserved to be looked at. And when they kissed, deeply, without hesitation— Rowan didn’t so much as glance Aedion’s way before a wind snapped through the suite, slamming the bedroom door in Aedion’s face. Point taken. A strange, ever-changing female scent hit him, and Aedion found Lysandra leaning against the hallway door. Tears gleamed in her eyes even as she smiled. She gazed at the closed bedroom door, as if she could still see the prince and queen inside. “That,” she said, more to herself than to him. “That is what I am going to find one day.” “A gorgeous Fae warrior?” Aedion said, shifting a bit. Lysandra chuckled, wiping away her tears, and gave him a knowing look before walking away.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
Monster. And yet … For her friends, for her family, she would gladly be a monster. For Rowan, for Dorian, for Nehemia, she would debase and degrade and ruin herself. She knew they would have done the same for her. She slung the washcloth into the water and sat up. Monster or no, never in ten thousand years would she have let Dorian face his father alone. Even if Dorian had told her to go. A month ago, she and Rowan had chosen to face the Valg princes together—to die together, if need be, rather than do so alone. You remind me of what the world ought to be; what the world can be, she’d once said to Chaol. Her face burned. A girl had said those things; a girl so desperate to survive, to make it through each day, that she hadn’t questioned why he served the true monster of their world. Aelin slipped back under the water, scrubbing at her hair, her face, her bloody body. She could forgive the girl who had needed a captain of the guard to offer stability after a year in hell; forgive the girl who had needed a captain to be her champion. But she was her own champion now. And she would not add another name of her beloved dead to her flesh. So when she awoke the next morning, Aelin wrote a letter to Arobynn, accepting his offer. One Valg demon, owed to the King of the Assassins. In exchange for his assistance in the rescue and safe return of Aedion Ashryver, the Wolf of the North.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))
If the heir of Terrasen, Aelin Galathynius, had lived, would she have become a friend, an ally? His bride, perhaps? He’d met her once, in the days before her kingdom became a charnel house. The memory was hazy, but she’d been a precocious, wild girl—and had set her nasty, brutish older cousin on him in order to teach Dorian a lesson for spilling tea on her dress. Dorian rubbed his neck. Of course, as fate would have it, her cousin wound up becoming Aedion Ashryver, his father’s prodigy general and the fiercest warrior in the north. He’d met Aedion a few times over the years, and at each encounter with the haughty young general, he’d gotten the distinct impression that Aedion wanted to kill him.
Sarah J. Maas (Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2))
But the boom of swords striking shields in salute echoed from the hallway, and Aedion Ashryver—the King of Adarlan’s infamous General of the North and cousin to Aelin Galathynius—stalked into the Great Hall.
Sarah J. Maas (Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3))
—Te extrañé —le susurró Aelin e inhaló su aroma, ese olor a guerrero que apenas estaba aprendiendo, recordando—. Cada día te extrañé. Su piel se humedeció bajo el rostro de su primo. —Nunca más —prometió él.
Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4))