Spoiler Alert! If Iron Flame still sits unread on your shelf, beware! This article is teeming with spoilers.
Unravelling the Theory:
In the heart-pounding saga of Empyrean Series, one character that’s always on the edge of ambiguity is Lilith Sorrengail. Is she the epitome of evil, or is there more to her than meets the eye? Let’s dissect the evidence and find out.
The Evidence Trail:
- Chapter 5, Page 55: Lilith objects to children witnessing their parents’ execution. Compassion or strategy?
- Chapter 18, Page 220: Violet’s dream hints that Lilith wanted her to be a Scribe, not a warrior. Protective mother or hidden agenda?
- Chapter 20, Page 253: Liam’s theory suggests Lilith may have conscripted kids to rise in rank, not just to get rid of them. Cunning or caring?
- Chapter 27, Page 333: Lilith doesn’t give Mira the Star of Navarre. Is this a protective move to keep her out of danger?
- Chapter 36, Page 455: The dagger on her desk – Lilith knows about venin but hasn’t acted openly. Is she working behind the scenes?
The Grey Verdict
After delving deep into Lilith Sorrengail’s actions and decisions, it’s clear she’s not your cut-and-dried villain. She’s a master of operating in the moral grey area.
Yes, she’s made choices that have led to dire consequences, including the loss of innocent lives. But, she’s also shown moments of what could be perceived as genuine concern for her children and their future. All Lilith’s actions paint a picture of a woman torn between her duty as a general and her instincts as a mother.
What’s more intriguing is her knowledge of venin and the hints that she might be working to counteract its dangers. Like the fact that she doesn’t regret letting the marked ones in the Riders Quadrant.
The Bigger Picture
Lilith Sorrengail is a character that defies the typical ‘evil’ label. She’s a mother first, willing to go to any lengths to protect her children, even if it means making morally questionable choices. Her actions are shrouded in secrecy, suggesting she’s playing a complex, long game that we’re only beginning to understand. And hey, she did sacrifice herself for Violet. Which is lovely but also annoying as we got rid of an important character with a lot of knowledge. The kids are back to square zero, having to find all the information themselves.
While she’s certainly not a saint, calling her outright evil would be an oversimplification. She embodies the essence of a morally grey character – one who makes us question the fine line between right and wrong, duty and love, sacrifice and selfishness. In the world of Iron Flame, Lilith Sorrengail stands as a testament to the complexities of human nature, especially when it comes to the balancing act of being a General but also a mother.
In conclusion, I believe that my theory was proven. Lilith Sorrengail is not evil.