As promised from last week, for this week’s Swoonworthy Sunday post, I will be continuing with my trio of posts about the men from ACOTAR and I have decided this week to focus on Rhysand. I’m still not entirely sure what I think of Rhysand, sometimes I find him appealing, sometimes I want to punch him! I think we have a kind of love-hate relationship at the moment! Whilst I hate love triangles in books and seriously hope that Sarah J Maas does not go where I think she’s going to go in the next book, I can definitely see the chemistry between Rhys and Feyre already and I haven’t even reached the end of the book yet and I can certainly see the appeal of the dark, handsome, mysterious man, who despite having a seemingly cold exterior, does seem to genuinely care about Feyre.
The Gist of Rhysand:
(Picture from Sarah J Maas’ pinterest)
1. Rhysand is High Lord of The Night Court.
2. He has short black hair, pale skin, blue eyes that are such a deep shade they are almost violet.
3. He wears rich clothing which is dark in colour and is said to be cloaked in tendrils of night.
4. One of his powers is being able to hold people’s minds and read their thoughts, he can also shapeshift into a bird and blend into darkness.
5. He is Amarantha’s lover, described as her “whore” several times throughout the book.
6. He appears to be very cunning and mischievous.
7. He is a morally ambiguous character, we can never tell what his true intentions really are, so it’s hard to know whether to trust him or not.
Rhysand’s Best Quotes:
- “Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.” -A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J Maas
- “What have you done to me?”
Rhysand stood, running a hand through his short, dark hair. It’s custom in my court for bargains to be permanently marked upon flesh.”
I rubbed my left forearm and hand, the entirety of which was now covered in swirls and whorls of black ink. Even my fingers weren’t spared, and a large eye was tattooed in the center of my palm. It was feline, and its slitted pupil stared right back me.
“Make it go away,” I said, and he laughed.
“You humans are truly grateful creatures, aren’t you?”
- (This one is about Rhysand rather than said by him) “Regardless of his motives or his methods, Rhysand was keeping me alive. And had done so even before I set foot Under the Mountain.” -Feyre, about Rhysand
- “If it’s any consolation,” Rhysand confided to him “she would have been the one for you – and you might have gotten away with it. A bit late, though. She’s more stubborn than you are.”
5. “Oh, you should have been born with my abilities, if only to have felt the rage that seeped from him.”
I didn’t want to think much about his abilities. “Who’s to say he won’t splatter you as well?”
“Perhaps he’ll try- but I have a feeling he’ll kill Amarantha first.”
What does everyone else think of Rhysand? Are you as conflicted as I am? Let me know!
I will be back with another Swoonworthy Sunday next week, where I will finish my trio of ACOTAR posts with Tamlin. I will have my newest Monday Recommendations post for you soon, so make sure to look out for that.