SJM had clearly said that she has planted seeds for ACOSF along with "OTHER UPCOMING SPINOFF NOVELS" in ACOFAS.
So it means that sjm has definitely left hints for us for the upcoming Elain's book in ACOFAS.
And the hints I've noticed so far are:
In silence, we worked, then set about filling the platters with the food Nuala
and Cerridwen signaled was ready, their shadows veiling them more than usual.
To grant us some sense of privacy. I threw them a look of gratitude, but they
both shook their heads. No thanks necessary. They’d spent more time with Elain
than even I had. They understood her moods, what she sometimes needed
But I strode to my seat—nestled between Amren and Mor—in time to see
Elain say to Azriel, “Hello.”
Az said nothing.
No, he just moved toward her.
Mor tensed beside me.
But Azriel only took Elain’s heavy dish of potatoes from her hands, his voice
soft as night as he said, “Sit. I’ll take care of it.”
But Vassa’s freedom would end. Lucien had said as much months ago, and
still visited her often enough that I knew nothing in that regard had improved
Not a flicker of emotion. “He is Elain’s mate.”
I waited. “It would be an invasion of her privacy to track him.”
To know when and if Lucien sought her out. What they did together.
“When do you head
out for Rosehall?”
“The morning after Solstice,” he (azriel) supplied, turning toward the glittering
sprawl of Velaris. He winced—slightly. “I still need to do some shopping before
I offered my brother a crooked smile. “Buy her something from me, will you?
And put it on my account this time.”
“I …” Lucien fumbled for the words. Not out of some lie or excuse, I realized
a moment later. Realized when he said, “I’ve been at the Spring Court every now
and then. But if I’m not here in Velaris, I’ve mostly been staying with Jurian.
“Jurian …” Lucien blew out a breath, scanning the carved wood ceiling
above. “Thank the Cauldron for him. I never thought I’d say that, but it’s true.” He ran a hand through his silken red hair. “He’s keeping everything running. I
think he’d have been crowned king by now if it wasn’t for Vassa.” A twitch of
the lips, a spark in that russet eye. “She’s doing well enough. Savoring every
second of her temporary freedom.”
Lucien got to his feet. “I don’t need your charity.”
I rose as well. “But Jurian and Vassa’s is fine?”
“You’d be surprised to see how the three of us get along.”
Friends, I realized. They had somehow become his friends.
“I had Madja make it for me,” Elain explained. Azriel’s brows narrowed at
the mention of the family’s preferred healer. “It’s a powder to mix in with any
Elain bit her lip and then smiled sheepishly. “It’s for the headaches everyone
always gives you. Since you rub your temples so often.”
Then Azriel tipped his head back and laughed.
I’d never heard such a sound, deep and joyous. Azriel mastered himself enough to say, “Thank you.” I’d never seen his hazel
eyes so bright, the hues of green amid the brown and gray like veins of emerald.
“This will be invaluable
Azriel and Elain remained in the sitting room, my sister showing him the
plans she’d sketched to expand the garden in the back of the town house, using
the seeds and tools my family had given her tonight.
If SJM wanted Azriel to end up with another female other than Elain then she would've at least introduced the character in ACOFAS. But she did no such thing. The only new character introduced us to was Emerie ( will play a major role in Mor's story?) So hate it all you want but Elriel and Vassien are THE endgames. And SJM has made it QUITE OBVIOUS.
Ok, I've read enough shit about this so I'm going to say it plain and simple:
Lucien is not a bad man, he is not an abuser, he is not evil and he didn’t hurt Elain in any way. He's as new in the whole "mating bond" as Elain, IT'S NOT HIS FAULT.
He is a good man who tries to do what he can with his life, with his future, with the bond and with his feelings WITHOUT HURTING ANYONE. You hate him simply because he is in the middle of your ship and that bothers you, so it is easier to turn him into the villain just so you can have a "reason" to hate him... but you know that's bullshit and that in reality, it's only because of your ship and honestly, villainizing other characters to make sense of your ship only speaks to how pathetic it is.
Besides, if you were really so sure of your ship, you wouldn't need to villainize other characters like Lucien, Gwyn or even Rhys. That just show how desperate you are.
Since i've had many anons in my inbox asking for more acowar commentary....
I present to you Chapter 5
(this is the chp where Feyrug violates a SA victim 🥰)
I crawled back to the manor two hours after midnight, too exhausted to last until dawn.
Exhausted bitch what even did u do tho?? Well i guess eating that whole chuck of my brain last chp must be exhausting nvmnd
Especially when I noted the way Tamlin looked at me, remembering that dawn last year when he’d led me away and kissed me as the sun rose.
Oh yay!!! Oh I LOVE THAT SCENE FROM BOOK 1!!!!!THE SUMMER SOLSTICE!!! OH WAIT WHILE I GO HAVE MY FANGIRL CRISIS OVER IT 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
I changed into my nightgown, a small, lacy thing I’d once worn for Tamlin’s enjoyment
Huh "Tamlin's enjoyment"
Oh yeah beach i see what u r doing. Tryna sell the whole Tamlin is a misogynistic bastard who made u wear lacy nightgowns for his enjoyment.
But weren't u the one who wanted to wear lacy things and show up to Tarquins place????? Because ofc u thought he was in love with u????? And wasnt precious rhysie the one that invaded you mind and showed u images of u and him doin it in the said lacy wear shop?? Yeah bitch cant prove tamlin is a dick with saying the same about rhysie not on my watch
The Attor. The Weaver. My sisters being thrown into the Cauldron. All of them twined and eddied around me.
Rhysie, babes your matey is having nightmares of the weaver. You know the old ancient cannibal you sent your 20 year old supposed love of your life to see if she cud get the ring your dead mother left to see if she was "worthy" of being your partner
*Cough* equal in every way my ass*cough*
Most of the others were still celebrating when I yelped, a sharp, short cry that had me bouncing from the bed.
Pls why am I imagining her doing this
“I heard you—what’s wrong.” He scanned me, russet eye wide as he noted my disheveled hair, my sweaty nightgown.
OKAY NO THIS IS SOOOO WRONG!!?!?
My poor fox baby is so caring and concerned for this birch and she is just there to manipulate him!!!
Ugghh let her suffer bae shes not worth it!!
Bare from the waist up, he’d managed to haul on a pair of pants before opening the door, and hastily buttoned them as I strode past.
Pls what'd i'd give to see Lucien fcking Vanserra shirtless 🥵🥵🥵
“I can’t remember when I am.”
Ummmm... Miss ma'am isnt that's wrong English?
I dragged my eyes to his, haunted and bleak. “She had me spiked to the wall. Like Clare Beddor. And the Attor was—”
Pls the AUDACITY and i mean THE AUDACITY this bitch has taking Claire Beddor's name and fcking lying while doing so
AS IF YOU AND YOUR PRECIOUS MATEY ARENT THE REASON SHE WAS SPIKED TO THE WALL IN THE FIRST PLACE!
Lucien paused half a foot from me. He didn’t so much as object as I threw my arms around his neck, burying my face against his warm, bare chest. It was seawater from Tarquin’s own gift that slipped from my eyes, down my face, and onto his golden skin.
Okay a lot to unpack here
A] Pls each step of the way Lulu is a SWEETHEART and each step of the way Feyrug has managed to make me want to take out her cranium and femur and fashion a makeshit shovel out of it to dig a hole in the Sahara and bury the rest of her there. Its impressive really.
B] Also here u go guys the privileged white protag again shamelessly using our anti-slavery and pro equality black mans powers after she brainwashed, manipulated and violated him... to... brainwash, manipulate and violate another poc. Gosh sjm really doesn't get tired of her racist bs does she
*Takes deep breath*
*Throws phone across the wall*
*Rips into pillowcase*
*Jumps on chair*
*Falls down from chair*
GOLDEN MOTHERFCKING SKIN!!!!!
Lucien whipped his head toward the door. Tamlin stood there, face a mask of cold calm. The beginnings of claws glinted at his knuckles.
Pls i feel so bad for Tamlin 😭😭😭😭
He deserves so much better than this. Lucien and Tamlin both do 😭😭 their friendship deserves better 😭😭😭😭
Tamlin was just staring at Lucien, whose mouth had tightened into a thin line as he marked those claws, still half-drawn.
NOOO I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE BETRAYAL ON HIS FACE 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
is it weird that i want to force tamlin to shapeshift into a cat and take him home and put him in a nice lil cat bed and give him milk and fish and protect him from everything?
Yes it is, sweetie, yes it is.
“Good night,” I said, and shut the door in Tamlin’s face.
Alright bitch i got the super glue and the chain saw and the scalpel out just need your cranium and femur now.
I wondered if Lucien had pieced it together. That I had known Tamlin would come to my room tonight, after I had given him so many shy touches and glances today. That I had changed into my most indecent nightgown not for the heat, but so that when my invisible snares in the house informed me that Tamlin had finally worked up the nerve to come to my bedroom, I’d look the part.
The way she is playing not only lucien but also Tamlin?
I mean what she is doing to Lucien, is worse as it is.
But she is also leading Tamlin on? Playing with his heart? Why wouldn't he slut shame this bitch at the high lords meeting?? She fcking deserved to be humiliatied like that. I said what i said.
Good lawd i am fcking livid.
A nightmare, I’d told Tamlin. I was the nightmare.
Preying on what Tamlin had feared from my very first days here.
I had not forgotten that long-ago fight he’d picked with Lucien. The warning he’d given him to stop flirting with me. To stay away. The fear that I’d preferred the red-haired lord over him and that it would threaten every plan he had. Back off, he’d told Lucien.
I already made a whole ass post about this so i'm just gonna link it right...here.
I- i don't think i have the mental, emotional, physical capacity to deal with Sarah Janet's infamous retcons rn
Considering how this very morning, Lucien had knelt before me, swearing fealty to a newborn god, as if we had both been Cauldron- blessed.
NEW BORN WHAT NOW???
PLS SHE DID NOT JUST CALL HERSELF A GOD WHAT IN THE ACTUAL- 💀💀💀
There was more work to do.
The more work being coming in between two centuries long frnds who are each other's only family by manipulating a SA victim into implying having sexual relations with him without his knowledge and in the process also ridding him of his only family and support system he cud possibly get and at the same time manipulating and mind r*ping innocent people into thinking their high lord is a tyrant and making them revolt during war time ultimately leaving the population of an entire country vulnerable to invasion by a foreign army and hence causing a warcrime and a mass murder.
But...like.. atleast she is .... hard working....gotta appreciate a hardworking girl boss queen u guys....