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Whatever you do, don't marry Tomas Mandray. His father beats his wife, and none of his sons do anything to stop it. Bruises are harder to conceal than poverty.

Feyre to Nesta Archeron, A Court of Thorns and Roses

Tomas Mandray is a mortal and the second son of a woodcutter who resides in a village in the Mortal Lands, and like Feyre Archeron's family, is in a state of poverty.

History[]

Tomas was born into a family of woodcutters who lived in a village of poor people, to which Feyre and her family moved when her father made a wrong business and lost his entire fortune.

A Court of Thorns and Roses[]

Before Feyre goes to the Spring Court, her older sister, Nesta Archeron tells the family that her friend Clare Beddor has told her that Tomas would soon ask for her hand in marriage, for which Nesta is very excited, as a married woman she can leave her home. Feyre tells Nesta that she can't marry him because they don't have a dowry for her and because he is not worthy.

When Tamlin breaks into the cottage to take Feyre with him to Prythian, as Feyre gathers her belongings to leave, she tells Nesta not to marry Tomas because his father beats his wife and none of the sons do anything to stop it. Feyre is trying to prevent Nesta from having the same future as Tomas's mother.

When Feyre returns to the village and is walking through to hand out gold and silver to the poor people, he comes across Tomas and his friends, who are talking about a house that burned down with its family trapped in it, and wondering if there was anything left that they could loot. He stares at Feyre with lust but doesn't seem to recognize her in her fancy new clothes.[1] Feyre later learns that the house they are talking about is that of Clare Beddor's family, who is killed by the faeries of Amarantha because Feyre had lied to Rhysand by telling him that she was called Clare Beddor.

Wings and Embers[]

It is revealed that Tomas attempted to rape Nesta at some point, tearing at her clothes until she clawed at him and managed to free herself and run away. Ever since then, Nesta holds nothing but deep hatred for Tomas.

A Court of Silver Flames[]

Nesta is haunted by the memory of Tomas attempting to rape her. When Nesta had called things off between them, Tomas hit her and "attempted to take what she hadn't offered."[2] She got away from him by biting his ear hard enough to draw blood.

Personality[]

Tomas is flirtatious with a sexual interest in women. His gaze is described as cloying when he looks at Feyre. He is also curious, and his poverty causes him to search the village for places to loot. When Feyre sees him in the forest she notices "the gleam of desperate hunger in his eyes" and that she was glad she had her knife. It's also likely that he is popular, as he has a group of cronies following him around. Nesta describes him as being weak-willed because he let his father beat his mother.

Relationships[]

Nesta Archeron[]

Both Nesta and Tomas formed a relationship prior to the events of A Court of Thorns and Roses. According to Clare Beddor, Tomas was going to propose to Nesta. To begin with, Nesta was excited about this proposition but when Feyre returns to the village, she notes that Nesta did not choose to marry Tomas.

Clare Beddor[]

Presumably, Clare and Tomas were friends, as she knew about the proposal before it occurred.

Trivia[]

  • The name Tomas is the Irish form of Thomas, a biblical name meaning "twin". The meaning of his name is a possible reference to how Tomas is the second son of a woodcutter, so Tomas does have a brother but it's unknown if that brother is his twin.[3]
  • Feyre finds this humorous as Nesta refuses to chop wood for her own family but wants to marry a woodcutter's son.

References[]


Characters
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 Lands
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
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