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And it's also helped me appreciate the value of getting to the point quickly, so let's apply what we've learned here shall we?
Now, initially when I first mapped out this post I was preparing for talking about my predictions for the series' conclusion. That was until I discovered this:
I'm sorry but did I miss the part when this was announced to be Not A Trilogy? A chucklehead like me could have easily overlooked a detail like that, certainly, but I'm miffed I didn't know about this sooner. (Okay, so maybe she warned me but I didn't listen.)
Consequently, I'm torn between exasperation (they've expanded, perhaps unnecessarily, another trilogy), fear (this is my favorite series being tampered with here), and cautious joy (because really I'm still being offered more Celaena, Chaol, and all sorts of cool stuff -- probably, if all goes well).
So, yes, I know about this, and must adjust accordingly. With that said.
Celaena's going to get more bad-A. Like triple A, and I don't mean for your roadside convenience.
That was evident in this last book, Crown of Midnight, because all that has happened has turned her to her dark self, which still has room to grow darker. Dark is not darkest after all.
At the same time, she's also rapidly gone to weary, sad, and scarred underneath it all, and it was so heart-wrenching to see her in that state by the end. I have a feeling, especially with the series elongated, that it's only going to get unfathomably worse.
The love triangle may not have been an actual Thing To Worry About before, but I suspect Dorian is going to cause me some problems.
There were -- without being too spoilery -- some hints being dropped about Dorian having to marry a certain princess from a certain family, or he would have had terrible things not befallen her. I'd HATE to see that tiny detail resurface in a very painful way which will be unbearably agonizing for, oh, I don't know...
As for my complicated romance between my favorite Captain and my most beloved assassin, things are going to get a lot worse before things head back to the broom closet.
Sarah has proven herself to be a sufficient captor and torturer of the soul. I have no doubt she's had and will continue to have time to strengthen her skillz to levels that would rival that of *shudders* Sarah Rees Brennan. I couldn't possibly threaten the woman the same way I have Brennan, BUT that doesn't mean I'll give her a free pass or pretend this rising power doesn't worry me.
All I'll say for now is Miss Maas, I, your loyal and humble reader/obsessed fangirl, plead with you to be gentle with my heart. I'm so young. There's still so much I haven't yet lived. So please, HAVE MERCY.
And that concludes the ramblings of a cyber-addict young adult who's still lurking on the interwebs at 3am.