I’m having so much fun seeing the topics some people are bringing up to argument about this. It’s like, dude, in the book we have not only Nesta’s perspective but also Cassian’s. Cassian loves Rhysand so it shouldn’t be something to be concerned about. If you’re thinking there’s something wrong with Rhys, it’s not because SJM changed him (she loves him too much for doing something like this to him). It’s just because the third person perspective opened up your eyes to see how he truly is 😉🤭.
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Like, have we read the same book?
People have been calling Rhys out for his bullcrap for forever now and there STILL people so blind.
When someone says that Cassian would choose Rhysand over Nesta I just recall the scene when he literally hated Rhys. Sure, it was just for a heartbeat. But is Cassian and Rhys we’re talking about here.
Cassian... the man who Rhysand was dying to find among the remnants of humans and fae bodies in a battlefield two years before the wall. Cassian... whose brotherhood is so valuable to Rhys that SJM wrote a prologue in ACOWAR just to show us that.
Rhys... the man who Cassian admires and respects with all of his heart. Rhys... the friend Cassian has never stopped to think about, even during Aramatha’s reign. Rhys... for whom Cassian can give his life to protect and was willing to do so during the end of the battle in ACOWAR.
And Cassian hated him. Because at that moment going along with him meant a treachery to Nesta.
So don’t you say Cassian would choose Rhys over Nesta because it’s clear like crystal after this book he wouldn’t. Nesta is and always will be Cassian’s first option.