Iron Flame Theory – Xaden is all mint and leather (spoilers ahead)

  • Iron Flame Theory – Xaden is all mint and leather (spoilers ahead)

    Posted by Cory on January 5, 2024 at 3:48 pm

    I have a theory about Iron Flame. I touched based about it in the article about smells. (https://www.empyreanriders.com/articles/iron-flame-theory-smells-are-crucial-clues/)

    But I’m updating some wiki and realised something interesting. You know how Violet always says that Xaden smells of leather and mint? Well, now that’s venin, I think he is going to start smelling bad. Dank.

    And I think moving forward, we will get book 3 from Violet’s perspective still. But we won’t know when Xaden loses control. Because he will be keeping secrets, you know. Xaden being Xaden. But I think we will be able to tell when he loses control based on the fact that he will smell not of mint and leather, but dank and bad. And that will get Violet to freak out.

    Maybe a silly theory, but that’s where my mind is at!

    Cory replied 3 months, 1 week ago 6 Members · 11 Replies
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  • Emily

    Member
    January 5, 2024 at 7:34 pm

    That is not a silly theory at all!! I think that is valid and highly probable but out of curiosity, have they ever mentioned the smell of venin because she has fought them many times but from what I can remember never mentioned the smell before, so…

    I really like your theory though and am hoping it is true because as you say Xaden will be Xaden and not tell Violet what is happening so it would be nice to have something to tell us what is going on with him.

  • Xvioden-taeylX

    Member
    January 5, 2024 at 8:06 pm

    Hello! I just finished iron flame, but one point in the cave Andarna says wyvern smell of stolen magic. Since Venine create them, my guess would be they smell the same if not stronger. With that being a dragons sense of smell it is probable that the smell of decay would be what humans smell or possibly even an earth smell. Like the damp darkness of a dungeon or caller that hasn’t been cleaned in a long time. That’s my own theory anyway

    • Melinda

      Member
      January 5, 2024 at 8:35 pm

      I agree with you. I was thinking along the same lines.

    • Cory

      Organizer
      January 5, 2024 at 8:39 pm

      Right? I think we’re going to ‘smell’ a lot of things when it comes to corrupted dragons, venin and wyvern.

      I want to read iron flame again!

    • LyraW

      Member
      January 7, 2024 at 1:09 pm

      Remember too how the smell of earth, from being tortured in that damp underground room, freaks Violet out. That’s another clue to the importance of smells.

      • Cory

        Organizer
        January 7, 2024 at 2:50 pm

        Exactly! And that’s where Varrish is at all times!

  • Xvioden-taeylX

    Member
    January 5, 2024 at 8:44 pm

    Saaammmeee!!! I plan to re read them this weekend. I actually bought the versions on kindle just so I could read at any time and anywhere. Especially because the bf wants to read them once I was done since he bought them 😂

    • Cory

      Organizer
      January 5, 2024 at 9:52 pm

      So much easier to read in bed! Love the kindle version. But I also have the hardcover for underlining 😀 Curious what your bf will say about the book

      • Xvioden-taeylX

        Member
        January 5, 2024 at 11:25 pm

        I am too. It’s going to be soooo hard to keep it all to myself until he’s done that’s for sure

  • Sarajean_xO

    Member
    January 5, 2024 at 9:47 pm

    I love your theory in the main blog about smells! Gives me something to think about and keep an eye out for when I re-read. Could definitely be a hint to Violets signet since RY says it’s been hinted all over Iron Flame!

    • Cory

      Organizer
      January 5, 2024 at 9:51 pm

      Wait oooooh it could be related to Violet’s signet. I have so many ideas for her second signet I don’t even know where to begin! I’m confusing myself with it too

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