|“||I've seen castles with less wealth.||”|
The Archeron's estate is only three miles from Feyre Archeron's old cottage. A sloping drive lined with conical hedges and irises leads to the estate itself, a chateau of white marble and emerald roofs, nearly as large as Tamlin's manor. In its front entrance there are big double door and a ringing bell near them. It is surrounded by the flat expanse of lands owned by the Archeron family. On the inside there is a grand entry Hall with ornate furniture and paintings. The estate has so many bedrooms that you could sleep in a different one each night. The most open space in the house is the dining room, illuminated by the large window and the light of various chandeliers, it is furnished with a polished cherry table surrounded by upholstered, carved wood chairs. The estate also possesses a ballroom, a greenhouse, a carved marble sitting room with a roaring fire, furnished with a low-lying table and small sofas, and an office where Feyre's father use to work, hunched over his desk and weighing jewelry on a little scale. The office window overlooks Elain Archeron's little garden that she allows no one else to care for, even the weeding and watering she does herself. There are many servants that work for the Archeron family at the estate, all of them administrated by Mrs. Laurent, the housekeeper.
During their stay at the Archeron's estate Rhysand and Feyre are to sleep in a large guest bedroom with a hearth and only one bed, large enough for two. Because Feyre is reluctant to share it with Rhysand yet, he makes another small bed appear in the room so he can sleep in it.
After a bad business, the Archerons lose everything and are left in ruins living in a cottage in a poor village two days from the Wall that separates them from Prythian. When the youngest of them, Feyre, is hunting in a forest near the wall and murders a faerie named Andras when he is in his wolf form, the High Lord of the Spring Court of Prythian appears at her cottage and demands that she go with him to Prythian or die on the spot, as established in the Treaty signed after the War.
Feyre goes with him to the Spring Court and seeing how bad she feels about not being able to fulfill the promise she had made to her mother on her deathbed, to take care of her father and his sisters, Nesta and Elain, Tamlin uses a glamour on them and makes them believe that Feyre has gone to take care of a rich aunt who is dying and that they are no longer poor since the ship that his father believed had sunk has been found and a man did a business with his father, which gave them a lot of income and due to that they are able to move into the estate. The only one who does not fall under the glamour is Nesta.
As a way to protect Feyre from Amarantha, Tamlin sends her back to her family and when she arrives in the carriage she realizes that they no longer live in the cottage but in an estate on the outskirts of the village, and that the others do not remember that they have been poor. In honor of Feyre's return, her father throws a party where all the rich people in the area are invited.
Feyre returns to the mansion with Rhysand, Cassian and Azriel to ask her sisters if they can help them contact the Mortal Queens as a war with Hybern is going to break out at any moment if they did not hand over their half of the Book of Breathings voluntarily in order to nullify the power of the Cauldron, which can destroy the wall.
Nesta is against it since she believes that their social prestige would be affected if they are associated with the High Fae, in addition to that Elain's engagement to Graysen would be affected since his father, Lord Nolan, hates faeries and hunts those who venture south of the wall. Ultimately it is Elain who convinces Nesta to agree to her sister's request.
They allow the queens to be transported to the estate but not before meeting all the requirements that they ask: knowing the exact size of each room, the furniture, etc. In all, there are two meetings with the queens, neither of which serves to persuade them to hand over the Book.
Ianthe, the High Priestess of the Spring Court knows the location of the estate as she pretends to be Feyre's friend to obtain information and then communicates it to the King of Hybern, who he sends his soldiers to kidnap Nesta and Elain and take them to Hybern to demonstrate with them that any mortal with sufficient willpower can become High Fae with the power of the Cauldron.
Following the final battle in the southern Mortal Lands of Prythian the mansion is mostly destroyed and a meeting called by Feyre is held in its ruins to renegotiate the Treaty between mortals and faeries.
|Characters||Feyre Archeron (former) · Nesta Archeron (former) · Elain Archeron (former) · Mr. Archeron † · Mrs. Archeron † · Mrs. Archeron's Mother † · Isaac Hale · Isaac Hale's Wife · Clare Beddor † · Tomas Mandray · Jurian · Nolan · Graysen · Lucien · Andromache † · Vassa · Demetra † · Briallyn † · Briar · Dark-haired Girl † · Ruddy Brown-haired Girl † · Brown-haired Young Man † · Urstin · Mrs. Archeron's Cousin † · Acolyte · Clothier · Cobbler · Mercenary · Creditors · Mrs. Laurent · Mr. Hale · Isaac Hale's Sibling(s) · Mr. Mandray · Mrs. Mandray · Tomas Mandray's Siblings · Andromache's Husband † · Andromache's Children †|
|Locations||Archeron's Cottage · Archeron's Estate · Band of Exiles Manor · Barn · Beddor Family Home · Bharat · Feyre's Village · Forest · Greenfield Village · Neva · Nolan's Estate · Post Office · Scythia · Silverspring Creek · Tavern|