In an alternative World War 2, Sargeant First Class Joshua O’Hurley (Chris Evans) and British photojournalist Royce Finnigan (Sam Claflin) barely escape a Nazi ambush that claims the lives of Joshua’s entire squad. Hunted, they find unlikely sanctuary in the kingdom of Andolia, nestled on the French-Spanish border. Queen Octavia de Andol (Rosamund Pike) reluctantly offers them asylum in hopes of gaining American aid to her impoverished country. Though idyllic, Andolia is far from peaceful. Octavia grooms her daughter Corrina (Astrid Berges-Frisbey) for a bloodless arranged marriage while they both mourn for Octavia’s only son, Eron (Eddie Redmayne), returned from the war crippled and broken.
The situation worsens when Octavia’s elder sister Josephine de Andol (Tricia Helfer) returns home after her long-standing exile. With her comes her husband Malachi Faraj (Idris Elba), who makes no secret that his eyes are firmly planted on Octavia’s throne, and with Josephine the oldest and first in line to the throne, not much may stand in his way. And somewhere in the center of it all is Lady Tessa von Rictstien (Rose Bryne), a German implant acting as Octavia’s chief political adviser.
Though they had fled to Andolia to escape the war and their deaths, Joshua and Royce find themselves locked in an even trickier labyrinth of political intrigue and shadowy assassinations and might have been better off on the front lines.
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Three had offered him the world, one in the shape of himself, one in the shape of the land, and one in the shape of a woman.
(As if there had ever been a choice).
She came to him at night, lithe and bright and perfect, breathing light perfect kisses all over his unmarred face but when he kissed her back he tasted nothing but blood.
He notices sometimes, between the haze of her perfection, how much she resembles the goddess. How sometimes she is cruel, how sometimes she seems to be greater than he, how her porcelain skin seems to glow in the moonlight.
But of course, she is his perfect woman, she was fashioned for him, he never had a choice.
(I never had a choice, he’ll echo, years later, when the walls come down and the people flee and they are so few when there were so many, she was perfect and I never had a choice.)
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that whole fox scene felt a bit rapey to me, tbh.
because lev grossman.
NOW COME ON JACKDAV, DON’T YOU MAKE FUN OF ME AS WELL.