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They have chemistry and spark, too. I loved that Rhys was basically Feyre's rock under the mountain. She explains that he kept her from shattering completely, and that his voice tethered her to sanity.
So from an emotional standpoint, there's solid groundwork for Rhys and Feyre. Tam didn't really have a choice but to stay distant--Rhys is the one that got Feyre out of those chores, that helped her in the second task, that saved her life, that fought by her side against Amarantha, that was subjected to humiliation along with her during the parties.
THIS, all of this, is stronger and more powerful to me than swimming in starlight or strolling through spring gardens or heavy make out sessions. Not to bash Tam and Feyre's relationship. It was nice and sweet, if a bit physical, but compared to what Feyre endured under the mountain, all of those scenes, for me, just hold so much more weight. And most of those scenes are somewhat influenced by Rhys. Before Rhysand leaves he notices the extra plate on the table and recognizes Feyre's smell.
He destroys the glamour and, using his powers, reads and grabs Feyre's mind, hurting her and scaring Tamlin. After this, Tamlin sends her home, where she finds her now wealthy family. Nesta confesses she resisted Tamlin's glamour and remembers everything that happened. After a few weeks Feyre decides to come back to the Spring Court, which she finds deserted and destroyed.
She finds Aliswho explains what happened and why. Feyre claims she wants to free Tamlin and Amarantha agrees, but only if Feyre survives three challenges and solve a riddle. Tamlin stays silent and unmoving throughout the whole interaction between the ladies.
During her first trial Feyre hurts her arm, which is left unattended by Amarantha and the other faeries. One night, Rhysand manages to get into Feyre's cell and offers her healing in exchange for spending one week out of every month in the Night Court.
Feyre initially disagrees but negotiates to one week a month. Once they both agree, a beautiful black tattoo with a cat's eye in the palm of her hand appears on her left arm. After successfully completing the remaining two trials, Amarantha, enraged, starts killing Feyre, who eventually manages to break Amarantha's curse with her last breath. Amarantha snaps Feyre's neck and she dies.
Feyre is later resurrected by the seven High Lords of Prythian, but she is turned in the process into a High Fae, traumatized by all the things she had to do to free Tamlin, herself and the whole of Prythian.
She shares a goodbye with Rhysand and then returns to the Spring Court to live with Tamlin. Feyre has spent three months in the Spring Court after the events of Under the Mountain. She battles with the traumatic events she experienced, having killed two innocent High Fae as part of her tests.
She constantly awakens in the middle of the night with nightmares and vomits in the bathroom. Tamlin, dealing with similar issues, ignores what is going on with both of them, pretending nothing happened. Feyre's physical and mental health keeps deteriorating and Tamlin does not allow her out of his manor.
Feyre spends her time planing her wedding along with Ianthea high priestess and Tamlin's childhood friend. Ianthe takes over the responsibility of wedding planner and, with Tamlin, controls every aspect of Feyre's life, including what she wears. Feyre, being so broken, accepts everything they want to do with her. According to Ianthe and Tamlin, Feyre's responsibilities are to bear children to ensure Tamlin's bloodline survives, and plan parties. She has to behave according to his desires to send the "right message" to the remaining courts.
Tamlin confesses to her that she will be a consort only, never a High Lady. The day of her wedding, Feyre is not sure of what she is doing. She thinks after being married, things will be better between her and Tamlin and eventually a mating bond will occur. Alis mentions that she looks as if she is going to a funeral instead of her wedding. Ten steps before reaching Tamlin, Feyre decides to stop the wedding. However, she can barely speak and stops walking down the aisle.
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Tamlin realizes what is happening and tries to grab her and pull her towards him. Suddenly Rhysand appears to take Feyre away to the Night Court, calling in the bargain she made with him Under the Mountain. They both winnow to the Night Courtwhere she finds a great house on a mountain, instead of the horrible place she expected.
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Feyre is surprised to see concern in Rhysand's eyes but while he makes fun of her wedding dress and fiasco, she throws one of her shoes at his head. Rhysand tells her that she is rather strong for a normal High Fae and that she might have inherited the powers from other High Lords, while they resurrected her, and that she needs to train to be prepared for an upcoming war against the King of Hybern and his forces.
The next morning Rhysand tells Feyre her "torture" for the week, learning to read. He also offers her a job to stay with him and work for him, which she refuses automatically out of hate and anger towards him. When Feyre is returned to the Spring Court, Tamlin uses her as a spy to gather all possible information about the Night Court and Rhysand. During the Tithe, a tax collection Tamlin assembles for all members of his lands, Feyre helps a water wraith pay her debt, a fact that infuriates Tamlin.
When they start arguing about it, Feyre confesses that she feels controlled and overwhelmed by Tamlin. Out of fury, he destroys his study, yet she is not hurt, having created a wall of air around her for protection. She immediately forgives Tamlin for what happened.
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When Rhysand takes her to the Night Court for a second time, she spends most of her time alone and reading books, after learning to read and write under Rhysand's teachings and teasing. He also teaches her to block her mind from anyone that may attempt to control her. When she is about to return to the Spring Court, concerned, he asks her what can he do to help her, since she is looking physically and mentally worse everyday.
She again refuses his help, but expresses that she is not so excited about going back to the Spring Court. When she returns to the Spring Court, Tamlin restricts all of her privileges, saying that it's for her own safety. One morning, Tamlin goes out on patrol with Lucien and Feyre catches them leaving and begs to go along. Tamlin refuses and wards the house with her inside, locking her in.
She panics and envelops herself in a cocoon of darkness, fire and wind. Rhysand is forced to destroy Tamlin's wards and sends Morrigan in to rescue Feyre. When Feyre awakes the next day she finds Rhysand in her room, tired and desperate, after spending the night in a chair watching over her. He tells her she is free to stay in the House of Wind until she desires to leave.
Feyre asks him to take her with him and he winnows them to Velaris. After meeting Rhysand's Inner Circle, Feyre decides to work with him. After several events, she starts realizing how broken she was and how badly she was treated at the Spring Court. She begins a road of self-discovery that leads her right where she belongs. All of this is in the midst of the beginning of a war against Hybern. In the process, Rhysand gets shot out of the sky with ash arrows and Feyre saves him, killing the attackers and removing the arrows from his body.
She finds that the arrows were poisoned and tries to help Rhys by catching the Suriel. She finds out that the High Lord of the Night Court is her mate. Feyre is upset, but returns to Rhys and heals him with her blood, as the Suriel tells her to.
She takes Rhys back to Morrigan and the others, and asks Mor to take her away. After a few days in a small cottage, Feyre realizes that she loves Rhysand as he does her. He appears one day and explains everything to her, how he protected Velaris from Amarantha and the dreams he used to have of Feyre's life. He tells her how he found her at the Calanmai, when he felt the mating bond, and how he fell in love with her. They are intimate and then return to the Illyrian camp.
Cassian provokes Rhys into a fight in order to work off some of the aggression he feels. They retrieve the first half of the Book Of Breathings, and are given the second half by the Golden queen of the mortal world. High Lord and Lady of the Night Court Velaris is then attacked and Feyre defends the city, using the powers at her disposal. Feyre fails to nullify the Cauldron, and they meet Jurian, who has been resurrected by the King of Hybern.
Jurian shoots Azriel and they are brought before the King of Hybern. It is revealed that Tamlin and Lucien were working with Hybern, allowing Hybern to set up an area where they could knock down the wall in exchange for Feyre back. The plot culminates in an entirely unexpected or maybe I should have expected it but I was too drawn into the plot turn in events, that will push Feyre, her friends and her family to heartbreak, hatred and war.
Once again, Maas has crafted an epic conclusion to a novel riddled with twists and turns that will leave the reader stunned and wanting more. A few specifics about the book: How else could she make you go from despising Rhysand to feeling his broken heart as if it was your own? Like, lots of it. Very descriptive, steamy sex scenes riddle the pages of this book, basically from the first chapter onwards. I apologize in advance for the lengthiness of this next bit.
He is compassionate towards her struggle, and willing to meet her halfway in order to overcome her demons. This alone basically sealed the deal on their relationship for me, the rest was just an added bonus. He cares more about his own happiness and sex than he does for the well-being and health of his partner. Tamlin is consistently rough with Feyre, grabbing her and shaking her on several occasions. However, it is when Tamlin physically if you can call raw magic physical lashes out at Feyre, and would have likely harmed her had she not reacted instinctively to the threat, that their relationship teetered over the edge into abusive, in my mind.
He then proceeded to continue to ignore her well-being, choosing instead to keep her locked away in his Springtime manor, eventually physically barring her inside it, leading to a nervous breakdown linked to her previously discussed mental health strugglesfrom which she was saved by Mor and Rhysand.
Tamlin views Feyre as his property, not as person, as is evident through his attempts to get her back. This relationship was, and is, clearly not healthy for anyone, least of all Feyre.