Tairn or Andarna?

  • Posted by Cory on January 29, 2024 at 12:01 pm

    I know it’s hard but one of them has to go. Chances are, Violet is bonded to two dragons so she survives in case one of her dragons dies.

    Do I think one of them will die? No…But I know Rebecca Yarros’ stories and pets and people do die in her books.

    Not saying these dragons are pets but you get what I mean.

    So we have to pick: Tairn or Andarna?

    CadetPhillips replied 2 months, 2 weeks ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • thewingleader

    January 29, 2024 at 12:26 pm

    Such an impossible question with logic behind it. Of course I LOVE tairn and his cumudgeonness but andara had to stay around to become head of her den! Plus with Xaden as venin he can survive Sgaeyl dying if tairn dies right? Jack survived after killing baide 🙁 my heart…

    That being said, my personal favorite theory is violet has 2 dragons so Naolin can still be alive. On pg 179 of fourth wing in the little excepert before the chapter starts is say from Kaori’s field guide to dragonkind “…I have not been able to discern at what point a dragon decided to bond only one rider, rather than go for the better odds with two.” Showing that it is possible, at least theoretically, for a dragon to be bonded with 2 riders. Maybe naolin turned venin from resurrecting brennen (he succeeded didn’t he?!) But is similar to xaden in that he didn’t actually want to be like a venin so he’s in hiding somehow? Or maybe he did turn evil, who knows. But either way, I like to think they’ll find a ‘cure’ for xaden and then in turn naolin will fly with tairn and violet WILL be able to fly with andarna because despite her wing she is a boss. (Sidebar, I like to think that the cure for venin-ness has to do with something about souls and sharing souls. Maybe Lilith became venin while pregnant with violet but somehow shared her baby’s soul and it healed Lilith but that is why violets hair is all silvery, because it was drained to heal her mom?

    • Cory

      January 29, 2024 at 2:00 pm

      It’s killing me. You are right, Andarna is the head of her own den. But then again, she won’t be able to carry a rider. Although I do think she eventually will.

      I do think if one of the dragons is to die, it will have to be Tairn. 🙁
      P.S. I have a theory. If dragons die when connected with venin, venin don’t die anymore. So if Sgaeyl dies…Xaden lives…

  • rendevouss

    January 29, 2024 at 1:01 pm

    Omg that’s such an interesting theory! I’m glad I joined this online group. I agree that if one has to go it would probably be Tairn, because Andarna, with her unique breed and ability to foretell the future, definitely has a LOT more to her than we know right now, but she’ll be crucial in defeating venin or even uniting the continent. The Naolin theory is interesting though and I’d like to see what happens with Naolin in the coming books.

    • Cory

      January 29, 2024 at 2:01 pm

      Welcome! I have to agree with you both. I think she can cure venin somehow. I don’t know how and why but it’s also a theory…

  • CadetPhillips

    January 30, 2024 at 3:58 am

    Oh my your question is tearing my soul in two! 😱😢Haha. I must admit the fact that Tairn said to Violet not to bring up the previous rider again I found a little weird — because others speak of how their bonded also bonded relatives of theirs. So it does make me wonder if there’s a thing there with Naolin BUT I feel like Tairn’s loyalty is with Violet 110%. – I mean….how many times has he caught her when she falls? 😅

    I hope neither of them go. I hope that with everything Violet went through that she doesn’t lose those she cares about. Same with Xaden – they’ve suffered so much loss already and they’re only in their twenties.

    But I imagine if RY is going to do it? It’ll be Tairn because I can’t imagine her killing of the first 7th Den dragon in 650 years….or it’ll be Sgaeyl and then…by domino effect Tairn also.

    But I do NOT welcome this theory 😅🤣haha Liam was hard enough…and reading Sawyer’s battle the first time had me going through moments of extreme anxiety! I can’t imagine if anything happened to any other main characters including dragons.

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