Thursday, January 14, 2016

A COURT OF MIST AND FURY: A Theory

IF YOU HAVE NOT READ A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES IN ITS ENTIRETY, DO NOT READ THIS POST.  IT WILL CONTAIN MAJOR SPOILERS.







So the other day I was talking to some friends about one of my most favorite books ever- A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas.  If you follow me on Twitter, you will not be in the least bit surprised to know that I completely adore this book, and, that the sequel- A COURT OF MIST AND FURY- is one of my most highly anticipated reads of 2016.  

One of the topics that came up within our group chat was the idea of: Just how big of a role will Rhysand play in this series, anyways?!?! 

A few of my friends speculated a love triangle, which I could totally see.  The cards of book 1 are laid out in such a way that there could easily be a love triangle.  I mean, let's face it: Feyre is betrothed to the Night Court, and surely there will be a pull between her obligation to them (and Rhys, for that matter) and her heart's desire to be with Tamlin.  Her heart will face conflict as she dapples between what she wants and what she needs to do, and it would be all too easy to add a love triangle plot into this story.  

However, I know Sarah's writing. And I know that she has proven to always be one step ahead of us.  

She knew exactly what she was doing, setting up the story this way.  It would obviously lead to theories circulating around a love triangle.  That's what she wants.  That's what the readers of ACOTAR think will happen.  

But knowing Sarah, that's not what will happen.

So, I've proposed an alternate theory.  One that is a little...controversial.  One that may upset a lot of people.  But, it's one that I think could totally happen, especially with the twists that Sarah is prone to throwing in.

SO, WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, HERE IS THE THEORY: 

Feyre is obviously going to enter the Night Court.  We know it, Sarah has confirmed it: it's just a given, with the way book one played out. But what happens at the Night Court is where the real action takes place.  

I have no doubt that Rhys is going to want a piece of Feyre.  But Feyre...well, I don't see her wanting Rhys.  And, I don't see Rhys taking no for an answer.  

I think that Rhys is going to rape Feyre.  

Now before you go crazy on me, hear me out.  

If I'm correct, in some interview, Sarah said something along the lines of "what happens at the Night Court stays at the Night Court", or something to that affect.  Which means, there will obviously be secrets there, secrets that are not to leave that Court.  

Secrets, that I'm sure Rhys does not want Tamlin to know.  And to keep Feyre from spilling, he could put a curse on her.  Another tattoo, or something to that effect, that would lead to devastating consequences if she were to tell anyone at the Spring Court about the incident.  

I don't think Feyre would consent to having sex, or to even kissing Rhys.  At least from what we get of her in book one, she doesn't seem at all in to him. But when it comes to Rhys, I totally think he is in to her on some level.   And I am sure that he isn't too pure to use his power only for good.  After all, it wouldn't make for a very exciting story if there wasn't some intense drama or conflict.  Plus, this could lead to an insane fight scene it Tamlin ever found out.  

This may sound absolutely completely crazy, but everyone I have told this theory to has been really on board with it.  I have absolutely no idea whether or not this will actually happen, but it seems like a direction this story could go.  

What do you think? Share your thoughts down below! 

15 comments:

  1. I see the plausibility in this theory, and applaud you for coming up with it (this is the first I've seen anyone think about it this way!) BUT, so you really think Rhys could do that to Feyre after he's had to endure years of sexual abuse? I really can't see him forcing that on Feyre, who like you said, he cares for to an extent. I feel like the second book will be more about her and Rhys understanding themselves, eachother, and dealing with everything they've been forced to do because of Amarantha. I've also heard a lot of people say that Feyre ending up with Rhys will make the first book pointless, but Feyre is a different person (ahem, FAE) now and that may also change her emotional needs. Needs that Tamlin may not be able to respond to, not for lack of trying though. If Feyre and Tamlin don't stay together, it won't be anyone's particular fault, it's just because Feyre is now a new person and I think Tamlin will understand that. I also think that Rhys needs to work through his MANY problems (this will be a process) and Feyre may ultimately be the key to this.
    This may just be my hopeful thinking (because I am Rhysand trash) but I haven't seen it anywhere and thought it needed to be said.

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  2. I don't think this theory will happen. It's an out of the box theory that would definitely throw people for a loop, but he's already told her in first book that if he wanted her, he could've had her while she was drugged and had danced all over him every night before her next challenge. I think Sarah showed a glimpse of his sensitive side in book 1 for a reason. If he did rape her, he would become the enemy;in the book and to the readers. That'd be too easy for her and Tamlin's relationship. I still think the love triangle will happen, but Sarah will make it difficult.

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  3. Interesting theory, but as Julia mentioned, I don't think Rhys would sexually abuse Feyre. I personally have a theory as well... Dealing with how Feyre was always very open and couldn't restrain herself from being sassy with Rhys. Also with how the first book ended: I think that Rhys realized Feyre was his mate, and the second book will deal with that... Just a theory. ��

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  4. That's an interesting theory but I dont think that will happen,because Rhys was sexually abused himself. Rhys could've easily had her in book 1 if he wanted to. But he didnt. I think book 2 will involve secrets about the Night Court that Rhys doesn't want Feyre to tell Tamlin about. At the end of book 1 I think Rhys realized Feyre was his mate and were going to explore all that. But I definetly believe there will be some sort of love triangle in book 2.

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  5. That's an interesting theory but I don't see it likely to happen. Just because of the fact that Rhys was sexually abused himself. At the end of book 1, I'm guessing Rhys realized that Feyre was his mate and if that's true I think it would be even more less likely that he forced himself on her. But there will definetly be some sort of love triangle in book 2, no doubt.

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  6. That's an interesting theory but I dont think that will happen,because Rhys was sexually abused himself. Rhys could've easily had her in book 1 if he wanted to. But he didnt. I think book 2 will involve secrets about the Night Court that Rhys doesn't want Feyre to tell Tamlin about. At the end of book 1 I think Rhys realized Feyre was his mate and were going to explore all that. But I definetly believe there will be some sort of love triangle in book 2.

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  7. I also think feyre's transormation had to do with Rhys behavior i think she is his mate and the transormation triggered the relization as rhys might not have been able to relise feyre was his mate due to her being mortal because in the first book she remained herself around rhys whereas with tamlin and lucien she had kept quiet out of fear idk but i think that had something to do with mate connection again i am unsure its just a theory so idk WARNING SPOILERS IF U HAVE NOT READ ALL OF THE THRONE OF GLASS BOOK SERIES PLS DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER


    sarah has done something like this before with celeana i thought she'd be with choal but after a while i accepted that it was rowan especially after choal sold the ring ���� so she might be doing something simular but diffrent with tamlin, feyre & rhys but its just a theory and it still has some holes to fill

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  8. What if (and hear me out) Rys isn't a complete asshole like you described, as in the first book [A Court of Thorns and Roses] where Frye says "you could have asked for all the weeks for the rest of my life and i would have given them to you" and he just says he knows...
    And when he helped her win the last word battle he could have told on her to [the-fucking-bitch-under-the-mountain] but he didn't...
    So when you say he would rape her and then put a [no-speakey-talky] spell on her i [my friend] you are so dam mistaken...
    Besides..
    *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER*
    *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER*
    ......................................................................................................................................................................................................
    *SPOILER AHEAD*
    ......................................................................................................................................................................................................*SPOILER COMING UP....................................................................................................................................................................................................*SPOILER*-
    (whispers)-Frye is Rys mate

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  9. What if (and hear me out) Rys isn't a complete asshole like you described, as in the first book [A Court of Thorns and Roses] where Frye says "you could have asked for all the weeks for the rest of my life and i would have given them to you" and he just says he knows...
    And when he helped her win the last word battle he could have told on her to [the-fucking-bitch-under-the-mountain] but he didn't...
    So when you say he would rape her and then put a [no-speakey-talky] spell on her i [my friend] you are so dam mistaken...
    Besides..
    *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER*
    *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER*
    ......................................................................................................................................................................................................
    *SPOILER AHEAD*
    ......................................................................................................................................................................................................*SPOILER COMING UP....................................................................................................................................................................................................*SPOILER*-
    (whispers)-Frye is Rys mate

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  10. What if (and hear me out) Rys isn't a complete asshole like you described, as in the first book [A Court of Thorns and Roses] where Frye says "you could have asked for all the weeks for the rest of my life and i would have given them to you" and he just says he knows...
    And when he helped her win the last word battle he could have told on her to [the-fucking-bitch-under-the-mountain] but he didn't...
    So when you say he would rape her and then put a [no-speakey-talky] spell on her i [my friend] you are so dam mistaken...
    Besides..
    *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER*
    *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER*
    ......................................................................................................................................................................................................
    *SPOILER AHEAD*
    ......................................................................................................................................................................................................*SPOILER COMING UP....................................................................................................................................................................................................*SPOILER*-
    (whispers)-Frye is Rys mate

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  11. It's interesting... but I highly doubt Rhys would sexually harm Feyre, given that he is a victim of sexual abuse, himself. Regarding his own distaste for Amarantha, and his scenes with Feyre in her cell and during the parties Under The Mountain, I just think it contradicts his character.
    Not to say it couldn't ever happen. But I just don't think that Rhys would do that in his current state of character (which, of course, is going to develop further).
    I always appreciate out-of-the-box thinking, but I really just cannot see Rhys ever forcing Feyre into sex like Amarantha did to him.

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  12. Apologies, but after DECADES of sexual abuse, I can't imagine that Rhys would ever force Feyre into sex the same way Amarantha used him. Given all the sexual abuse he got from her, as well as the unsympathetic degradation he was put through as he was called "Amarantha's whore", I think it would be too inconsistent with his character and his experiences. There were plenty of situations in which Rhysand could have already raped Feyre, and he didn't. He could have done it and restored her so she wouldn't have known upon awakening - but he didn't. He had every power over her, and he didn't exercise it. It's an interesting theory, but I'll need a lot more evidence to believe in it, myself.
    There was a lot of development in ACOTAR, and there will certainly be more in ACOMAF, and who's to say that Rhys won't develop negatively? I can't reject the possibility, but I don't believe that this will happen.

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  13. just read the book it's amazing
    the ending is a cliffhanger
    waiting desperately for the 3rd book
    #inlovewithrhys
    #feyrand
    #feyresisters
    #sad4them

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  14. We still have to think about that moment when Rhys stumbled-- actually stumbled-- at the end of book 1. What was that about? and Feyre's last name... i have a feeling Rhys knew who Feyre's mother was, or that he figured out something VERY IMPORTANT about her in that moment. I also think that something profound is going to happen in book 2. I think Feyre is broken after what happened Under the Mountain, as we saw in book 1, Rhys was the one kept Feyre from falling apart. I think in book2, he's going to teach her exactly what she needs. If he'll be her love interest-- who knows. But it's definately inevitable that he's going to help her accept herself in a way that Tamlin cannot. Maybe he'll give her the opportunity to savor her new powers-- teach her to hone them in and make them her own. maybe he'll believe in her, like he did Under the Mountain. (Maybe I'm just a huge Rhys fan and i want them to be together!! xD) But all in all-- i think he's going to mean a lot more to Feyre than she ever intended.

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  15. Okay, having just read A Court of Mist and Fury I am astonished that you could even think that Rhys would do something like that. But, I grimly understand that this was posted before you read ACOMAF, therefore I shall calm my defensiveness over Rhys. So wrong, just so so wrong.

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