Their house burned down, and everyone died. Well, they couldn't find Clare's body, but...

Elain, A Court of Thorns and Roses

Clare Beddor was a mortal woman who lived in Feyre's Village. She befriended both Feyre and Tomas Mandray. When Rhysand visits the Spring Court and asks Feyre for her name, she lies and tells him that her name is Clare Beddor. Once Amarantha hears of this, she burns down Clare's house (as well as her family) and torures her inflicting many long burns eventually killing her, believing Clare to be Feyre. Rhysand and Tamlin are both present during this event. However, Rhysand was numbing her mind and using it to tell Amarantha what she wanted to hear.


A Court of Thorns and Roses

Feyre sees Clare's naked body nailed up in Under the Mountain.

A Court of Mist and Fury

When Rhysand tells Feyre the truth behind what happened in Under the Mountain, he reveals that he controlled Clare's mind while she was being tortured, blocking all pain and telling her when to scream. After a while he simply broke her mind, killing her. He claims she never felt any pain throughout the ordeal.


  • The name Clare is Medieval English form of Clara. This is also the name of an Irish county, which was originally named for the Norman invader Richard de Clare (known as Strongbow), whose surname was derived from the name of an English river. [1]



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