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The Mortal Queens are the six queens that rule over the Mortal Lands located below the Wall.


At the end of the War, faeries signed a Treaty with the Mortal Queens of the time and established the Wall that would divide the Faerie kingdoms from the Mortal Lands.

The queens were also given one half of the Book of Breathings to guard in their palace by the sea on the Continent, since it explained how to nullify the power of the Cauldron, which could be used to destroy the wall.

Hybern contacts the Queens sending Jurian as their representative. Vassa sees through his lies and asks the other Queens to not ally with them and to rally their armies. The greedy Queens feel threatened by Vassa and decide to get her out their way by enslaving her to a death lord who curses her to transform into a firebird during the day and binds her to a lake in the Continent.

A Court of Mist and Fury[]

The queens are contacted several times by Rhysand who asks for their half of the Book of Breathings so it can be used against the King of Hybern.

They agree to meet with Rhysand and his Inner Circle in the Archeron's family mansion, but ask for information on the sizes of the rooms, the real estate, etc. Once assembled, the five of them who present themselves (since apparently the sixth queen is ill) refuse to give up their part of the book and say they might consider giving it up if Rhysand shows them something good and noble he did.

Some time later they meet with Rhys again, but this time only two of them come. Rhysand shows them, through Veritas, the truth about Velaris and tells them that rumors of cruelty were driven by him to protect his city and its inhabitants. The queens are grateful for their confidence but still say they have to think about whether to deliver half the Book or not. Before leaving, one of the queens, the oldest, shows them a letter sent by Rhysand, where he says that she loves Feyre Archeron and wants a better world where she can visit her sisters without having to face hatred. After that they leave they discover the other half of the Book under the chair of the golden queen, Demetra. She read the letter and also wants a better world. She asks them not to reveal that she gave it to them, since if the others found out they would kill her, and tells them, the sixth queen, is not actually ill.

Upon discovering that their half of the book is missing, the Queens murder Demetra and ally with Hybern, lured by the prospect of becoming immortal. They tell the King of Hybern about Velaris, who sends a legion led by the Attor to attack the city. Demetra's impaled body is used as a show of warning during the battle.

Later, when Feyre, Morrigan, Cassian, and Azriel infiltrate Hybern to nullify the power of the Cauldron and are trapped by the King, the queens are present to see a demonstration of how the Cauldron could turn someone mortal into one of the immortal Fae. When the King turns Nesta and Elain Archeron into High Fae, the queens see that they could become immortal High Fae and reign forever. Feyre vows to take revenge on them for what they did to her sisters.

A Court of Wings and Ruin[]

The Queens return to their kingdom and wait in their palace for Hybern's orders. The King's Ravens, while hunting Nesta and Feyre in the grand library of the Night Court, reveal that the queens have not entered the Cauldron because they are too scared of it after what happened to Briallyn as when Nesta went into the Cauldron, she steals a lot of its powers, so when Briallyn goes into the Cauldron after Nesta, she comes out as a withered crone. Furious about it, Briallyn swore revenge on Nesta.

Elain, having gained seer powers from the Cauldron, sees visions of Vassa, who rages in her firebird form over the lake she is bound to. Lucien Vanserra volunteers to go on a quest to find Vassa, to see if he could gain her as an ally in the War with Hybern, and break her curse. Having already guessed the intentions of the other Queens, Mr. Archeron, Feyre's father, made a bargain with Koschei for a brief reprieve from Vassa's enslavement to the lake.

By the time Lucien finds her, the queen is already with Mr. Archeron, and they are on their way to Prythian to support them in the war. Lucien is the one who leads them to the site of the battle with their mortal armies and along the way they join forces with the legion of Seraphims from Drakon and Miryam heading from Cretea.

After the final battle, Vassa asks Feyre if she can break her curse, but Feyre tells her that she doesn't know but that she can try. When Feyre is unable to do so and Helion, the High Lord of the Day Court is also unable to do so (despite being skilled in the use of magic) she says that she should go back since she is only allowed to leave the lake to go help them and then she has to return, but before she leaves she offers a place in her court to Jurian, who proves to have been on the side of Prythian and mortals all along. Vassa is seen speaking animatedly with Lucien, with whom she has developed a friendship, and tells Feyre and her sisters that she is very sorry for the death of their father, who has been like a father to her as well and will honor him until the day she dies.

In this book, we also learn that when the queens discovered that Demetra had given their half of the Book of Breathings they gave her to the Attor when making the pact with Hybern, who tortures and kills her.

A Court of Silver Flames[]

Vassa lives with Lucien and Jurian in a manor in the Mortal Lands until she has to go back to the lake again. The other Queens flee back to their palace and go into hiding, while Briallyn allies herself with Koschei to find the Cauldron, regain her youth, and seek revenge against Nesta. She attacks Nesta, attempting to kill her during the Illyrian Blood Rite, but gets killed by Nesta instead.


  1. The eldest queen is brown-skinned with sharp, cold eyes, and an unbent posture despite her wrinkled face. She wore an embroidered wool dress of deepest blue.
  2. The first middle-aged queen wears black, has fair skin and a face hewn from granite. She frowns often and wears a silver ring.
  3. The second middle-aged queen wears white, has dark skin and a sweet face. She smiles often and wears a silver ring.
  4. Briallyn: She was the second youngest queen, and was in her mid-twenties. She had black hair, black eyes and careful cunning oozing from her every pore. After submerging herself in the Cauldron, she transformed into a withered Fae crone.
  5. Demetra: She was the youngest queen and had riotously curly golden hair, eyes of purest amber and brown, and freckled skin dusted with gold. She was described as a lion in human flesh.
  6. Vassa: She is the sixth queen. She is a beautiful woman with freckled golden-brown skin, silky reddish-gold hair, thick dark lashes and stunning, large, up-tilted blue eyes. She becomes a firebird during the day due to her curse.

Powers and Abilities[]

Mortal Queens can winnow in the presence of their fellow queens; it is a gift transmitted to them by the Fae after the war and they guard it with great zeal.

Known Queens[]




  • At the time of the War Mor had a secret love affair with one of the mortal queens named Andromache, from whom the golden queen, Demetra is a descendant of.
Main Characters Feyre Archeron · Rhysand · Nesta Archeron · Cassian · Azriel · Elain Archeron · Tamlin · Lucien Vanserra · Morrigan · Amren · Amarantha · King of Hybern
Supporting Characters Alis · Andras · Beron · Bogge · Bone Carver · Bron · Cerridwen · Clare Beddor · Cresseida · Drakon · Devlon · Emerie · Eris · Graysen · Gwyneth Berdara · Feyre's Father · Hart · Helion · Ianthe · Isaac Hale · Isaac Hale's Wife · Jurian · Kallias · Keir · Koschei · Mercenary · Miryam · Mortal Queens · Mrs. Laurent · Naga · Nuala · Unnamed Summer Court Faerie · Tarquin · Suriel · Thesan · Tomas Mandray · Varian · Vassa · Weaver
Mentioned Characters Aunt Ripleigh · Dark Mother · Feyre's Mother · Mother · Rhysand's Father · Rhysand's Mother · Rhysand's Sister · Nostrus · Queen of the Black Land · See more...
Mortal Queens
Current Briallyn † · Demetra † · Unnamed · Unnamed · Unnamed · Vassa
Past Andromache
Mortal Lands
Characters Feyre Archeron (former) · Nesta Archeron (former) · Elain Archeron (former) · Mr. Archeron † · Mrs. Archeron † · Mr. Archeron's Father † · Mr. Archeron's Mother † · Mr. Archeron's Grandfather † · Mrs. Archeron's Father † · Mrs. Archeron's Mother † · 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