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Welcome 3

Mindfulness exercise (Mindstilling) 4

Quiz: which ARcheron sisteR aRe you? 6

Cocktails and Mocktails 7

FRiendship bRacelet making 8

Self Reflection exeRcise 10

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Welcome back to Prythian

Hello, Sarah J. Maas Readers!

If you want to celebrate the release of A Court of Silver Flames, the hotly anticipated next book in the Court of Thorns and Roses series, you’ve come to the right place! We hope this pack will give you the inspiration and resources you need to plan your own celebration, whether you’re alone or with friends.

The ideas in this kit are mostly accessible for a range of ages and crowd sizes, though the cocktail is meant only for those legally allowed to drink! In these challenging times, we advise our readers follow their local COVID-19 guidelines to make safe, healthy decisions.

We would love to see your celebrations in action. Don’t forget to share your photos using the hashtag #ACOSF on social media!

@bloomsburypub /TheWorldofSarahJMaas @therealsjmaas / bloomsburypublishing

Happy Reading!

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Mindfulness ExeRcise (Mindstilling)

“Such a thing is possible? To train the mind?”

“It involved deep breathing and becoming aware of one’s body, then learning to let go. They used it to remain calm in the face of their fears, to settle themselves after a hard battle, and to fight whatever inner demons they possessed.”

• Let’s give it a try. In this excerpt from A Court of Silver Flames; Nesta develops a friendship with a priestess, who has a tragic background but bravery in abundance. Through this excerpt of ACOSF, the priestess is going to be our instructor and guide us through the practice.

• Open your Yoga/Meditation music file at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OEL4P1Rz04 and find a comfortable place to be seated.

• Let’s set our intention for this practice: to achieve total stillness of the mind and a sense of calm.

“Get into a comfortable seated position—alert, but at ease.”

“Now take three deep breaths, in through your nose for a count of six, out through your mouth for a count of six. After you finish the third breath, close your eyes, and keep breathing.”

“Now let your breathing steady, and focus on the sounds around you. Acknowledge them, then let them fade away.”

“Focus. Let the sounds go.”

Focus solely on the in and out of your breath.

“Now, we’re going to work on focused breathing. In through the nose, out through the mouth. Do ten of them, then start over. If a thought pops up, acknowledge it, then send it on its way. Tell yourself, I am the rock against which the surf crashes. Your thoughts are the surf. Let them crash over you.”

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Any time a thought involuntarily comes into your head, repeat the following to yourself:

“I acknowledge these thoughts, and I am letting them go.”

“I am focusing on my breathing. These thoughts exist, and I am letting them pass me by.”

Don’t try to fight or resist any thoughts that come in. Let them have their space for a moment, then send them on their way. All the while, continue with the breath. In through the nose, out through the mouth. In for a count of six, out for a count of six.

Envisage your mind as a total empty space. There is no clutter, no chatter, and no noise. Total calm.

In through the nose, out through the mouth. In for six, out for six.

“Strange—so strange to find her body suddenly….calmed. Distant. Like she’d somehow indeed been able to step back. Let it rest.”

Slowly bring your mind back into your surroundings. Take your time. Continue with the breathing. In for six, out for six.

Be aware of your body. Start from your head, and work your way down through the different areas; Your neck and shoulders. Your arms and hands. Be aware of the total stillness and sense of calm across them.

Continue the scan through to your knees. You are completely calm and still.

Scan through to your toes. Be aware of how still every part of your body is.

Take a deep breath in, and slowly exhale.

When you feel ready to, open your eyes.”

“Nesta did. And for the first time in her life, she felt utterly settled into her own skin.”

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Which ARcheRon sisteR aRe you?Take the Quiz to find out

5–10 points: ELAINIntroverted, guarded and sensitive, you are

most like the gentle Elain Archeron. Loved by all for your sweet nature and innocence, you

are often described as pure of heart. However, although you are gentle and understanding, you are certainly not without backbone and are not

afraid to stand up for yourself.

10–30 points: NESTA

Determined, impulsive and sometimes reckless, you are the hot-headed Nesta Archeron.

Undoubtedly brave and courageous, Nestas of the world are feisty and brimming with integrity. It is fair to say that Nestas can be

misunderstood souls, for although their bark is worse than their bite, they have great depth

to their personalities, and will protect anything close to them no matter what the stakes.

30–50 points: FEYRE

Brave, loyal and compassionate, you are most like Feyre Archeron, the much-loved

High Lady of the Night Court. Levelheaded, understanding and a good listener, you are a natural born leader and know exactly how to assert yourself without being too overbearing.

Is there a trio of sisters more different from each other than the Archeron sisters? Take our personality quiz below to find out if you are more of a Feyre, Elain or Nesta!

Answer which of these words or phrases most accurately describes you:

• Cautious, impulsive or fearless? (Cautious = 1 point, Impulsive = 5 points, Fearless = 10 points)

• Patient, stubborn or forgiving? (Patient= 1 point, Stubborn = 5 points, Forgiving = 10 points)

• Relatively shy, totally uninhibited, or a natural leader? (Shy = 1 point, Uninhibited = 5 points, Natural leader = 10 points)

• Which quality is most important to you: empathy, integrity or loyalty? (Empathy = 1 point, Integrity = 5 points, Loyalty = 10 points)

• What creative activity do you enjoy the most: Gardening, dancing, or painting? (Gardening= 1 point, Dancing = 5 points, Painting = 10 points)

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I n g r e d i e n t s

1 tbsp sugarSmall bunch mint

3 oz white rum3 limes, juiced

Soda water

I n g r e d i e n t s

1.5 cups golden sugar1 orange, zested and juiced1 lemon, zested and juiced2 cups rhubarb, chopped

1 slice fresh root ginger, peeled Sparkling water

I n g r e d i e n t s

1 cup pomegranate juiceA sprig of rosemary

Soda water4 wedges of lime

M e t h o d

Muddle the sugar with leaves from the mint using a pestle and mortar (or use a small bowl and the end of a rolling pin).

Put a handful of crushed ice into 2 tall glasses. Divide the rum and lime juice between the glasses with the mint mix. Add a straw and top up with soda water.

M e t h o d

Put the sugar in a large saucepan with 1 cup water. Bring to a simmer then add the zest and juice of both the orange and the lemon along with the rhubarb and the ginger. Cook the mixture over a medium heat until the rhubarb is falling apart. Pour the mixture through a sieve lined with muslin into a clean heatproof jug then transfer to sterilized bottles. Keeps in the fridge for up to 1 month. Serve approx. one part cordial per four parts sparkling water, or to taste.

M e t h o d

Put the pomegranate juice in a small saucepan with a sprig of rosemary. Bring to the boil and reduce for a few mins until syrupy. Leave to cool, then chill until ready to use.

Fill 4 champagne flutes with 1 part pomegranate syrup and top up with 3 parts soda water. Garnish each glass with a wedge of lime.

Mor’s Mojito

The Prythian PomegRAnate SpRitzeR

Rhysand’s RhubaRb CoRdial

Coctails and mocktails

Reading is thirsty work—stir up one of our delicious drinks to accompany you as you delve into A Court of Silver Flames.

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FRiendship BRacelet Making

1. Take 3 different color threads, a couple of strands of each color will be enough for thickness.

2. Line up the ends and tie a strong knot at the end.

3. Tip: Some people find it useful to fasten the threads to something (like a pillow or cushion) so that you can have a good grip while making the bracelet.

“My sister and I used to braid bracelets…. full of wishes for each other.”

“We believed the wishes would come true once the bracelet fell off.”

Nesta finds some unexpected friends in A Court of Silver Flames. To symbolize their friendship, the women make friendship bracelets for each other.

One of the most touching presents you can gift someone is a homemade friendship bracelet, the idea being that you leave the bracelet on until it naturally falls off. Here’s a quick guide to making friendship bracelets:


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Source: How to Make DIY Friendship Bracelets Beginners (Diagonal Pattern) from Red Ted Art


4. You are working from left to right, so the farthest left thread is the one you will be “knotting over” and the other threads will be kept loose. Make your “knotting over”: thread and the thread to its right into the shape of a 4 as shown.

5. Loop the loose end of the “knotting over” thread under the other thread and pull it up through the hole, then pull it upward toward the top of the bracelet to form a knot. Do this twice, for each thread, and continue to work your way around, keeping the knots tight and you will see the pattern start to emerge.

6. When about half of the bracelet has the knotted pattern, you can always choose to tie a strong knot and then braid the end to help speed up the process, but the or carry on braiding the rest of the bracelet.

7. Tip: Try to pick colors or threads that represent your recipients’ personality traits.

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Self Reflection/ Forgiveness Exercise

As we read A Court of Silver Flames, we join Nesta on an incredibly powerful journey of self-discovery and acceptance. Try this self-reflection exercise to check in with yourself and make sure you are putting yourself first.

It is important to remind yourself that you DO count. You matter. You are enough.

How do you talk to yourself? Are you kind to the “You” that can hear what you say, or do you hear a hateful voice sometimes? Would you speak to a friend the way you speak to yourself? How does listening to yourself make you feel?

Take a piece of paper and write down a way that you have spoken to yourself before. It can be for anything—if you tell yourself off for being late, for forgetting to pick up milk, for losing your patience with your children. Acknowledge the voice and consider how it made you feel.

Take a deep breath, in through the nose and out through the mouth. In for six and out for six. Let that old command and old voice fade away.

Now, write an affirmation to yourself and read it. It can be anything; words of encouragement, reminding yourself that you matter, a comforting saying.

Close your eyes, and repeat it out loud three times.

Now hold onto that saying and release the old one.

“She had no room for fear in her heart. Only calm. Determination. And love.”

Self-love is one of the most important forms of forgiveness we can practice. Far too often we put everyone else before ourselves. We have two hands, one for helping ourselves and one for helping others.

You ALWAYS have the opportunity to save yourself, and start again.