Pop over to https://secretsofblackthornhall.tumblr.com/ to read the first installment! It'll update there every Monday starting August 16 (when you can expect the second post) — the first post is just to give a preview of the story! Expect the characters from TDA — Emma, Jules, Kit, Dru, Ty, Kieran, Cristina, Mark, Diana, etc — and a bunch of history dating back to TID and TLH. It's a serialized novel (that takes place about fifteen months after the end of TDA) that will be posted online for free and have a bunch of multimedia, with contributions from artists like Cassandra Jean, sound files, text conversations, and all sorts of fun stuff. It'll run until next August — and hopefully give us all something to enjoy!
"She knew her father had broken his son's heart a dozen different ways, and Alastair was doing the best he could with the pieces. But it didn't help for Alastair to behave like this, to retreat behind a cold facade as cutting as glass."
It's the way Herongraystairs' story isn't even a real tragedy by definition - given that Will lived a full life and died at an old age surrounded by his family, and Tessa got to be with both the men she loved at the right time - yet we all collectively do see it as a tragic love story because of how potent and eternal their love is?
Like it feels as if the only worthy outcome for a trio like theirs is for them to live in joy eternally right by each other's side at all moments, so when the happiest mortal outcome happened, it just struck us as "wow, this is so unfair and sad" because their love is just so big
honestly i get why its so huge. it just has to be. there’s too many things to resolve from matthew’s alcoholism to thomastair to jesse and lucie running off with malcolm to the love triangle?? to fit that into, im guessing, 700-800 pages?
Tessa Gray going straight to the fantasy section whenever she enters a bookstore even though she is legit living in a fantasy book has the same energy as Simon Lewis continuing to play D&D even though he was a vampire and could be a character in it.