What of Aunt Ripleigh, then? Is she... dead?

–Elain, A Court of Thorns and Roses

Aunt Ripleigh was mentioned in A Court of Thorns and Roses, as the presumed biological aunt of Feyre, Elain and Nesta. In order to stay at the Spring Court, the memories of Feyre's family were replaced. They believed that she was caring for a long-lost aunt, instead of living in Prythian. However, Nesta knew that this was a lie.


A Court of Thorns and Roses

After Feyre kills Andras, Tamlin visits Feyre at her home in her village. She is given two options to either die or go with him to the Spring Court. Feyre chooses the second option and Tamlin casts a glamour over her family, who believe that she is staying with her wealthy long-lost aunt.

Later in the novel, Feyre returns back to the village because she was no longer safe at the Spring Court. Her family immediately asks how Aunt Ripleigh is, to which Feyre told everyone that she had died and was left her fortune in inheritance. But Nesta sees through these lies and knew that there was no aunt. Unlike Elain and Feyre's father, she knew the truth because she had not fallen under the Tamlin's glamour. Feyre later told her what really happened during her stay in Prythian.


  • It is unknown if Aunt Ripleigh is a relative to Feyre and her family, or if she was invented by Tamlin to explain Feyre's absence.


Main characters
Amarantha · Amren · Azriel · Cassian · Elain Archeron · Feyre Archeron · King of Hybern · Lucien · Morrigan · Nesta Archeron · Rhysand · Tamlin
Minor and supporting characters
Alis · Andras · Beron · Bron · Cerridwen · Clare Beddor · Cresseida · Devlon · Eris · Graysen · Feyre's father · Hart · Helion · Ianthe · Isaac Hale · Isaac Hale's wife · Jurian · Kallias · Keir · Mercenary · Miryam · Mortal Queens · Mrs. Laurent · Naga · Nuala · Unnamed Summer Court Faerie · Tarquin · The Bogge · The Bone Carver · The Suriel · Thesan · Tomas Mandray · Varian · Weaver
Mentioned characters
Aunt Ripleigh · Dark Mother · Drakon · Feyre's mother · Ianthe's father · Ianthe's mother · Ianthe's sisters · Miryam's father · Miryam's mother · Mother · Rhysand's father · Rhysand's mother · Rhysand's sister · Nostrus · Queen of the Black Land · Tamlin's mother · Tamlin's father
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