It’s hard to believe that we’ve been waiting for Kresley Cole to tell Lanthe and Thronos’s story for six books, but after much wailing and anticipation from the fans, August 5 will mark the day when the truth (and consummation) of Lanthe and Thronos’s relationship is revealed.
But while we've been waiting, there have been many books, so there's a lot of information we need to break down! I’ve gone through each of the books in which Lanthe, Thronos, and the Vrekeners were mentioned, including Kiss of a Demon King, Demon from the Dark, and Shadow’s Claim (in which Vrekeners are briefly mentioned) for those of you who want to do a little re-reading, and collected everything we know about this couple so far—I also included tidbits gleaned from the Dark Skye excerpt KCole shared. So, without further ado…
Full Name: Melanthe (pronounced Mel-anth-ee (thank you KCole for having Thronos sound it out!)), Queen of Persuasion, of the Deie Sorceri family
Appearance: Black hair, which she wears in braids like all good sorceri gals, and blue eyes, five-foot-five
Lanthe’s innate sorcery was called persuasion. She could order any being to do as she pleased, but she rarely gave commands—they often ended in tragedy.
—From Kiss of a Demon King
Stole the power to talk to animals (when she stole telepathy), but gave it to her sister
Sexually liberated, Lanthe is playful, seductive, and flirtatious. While she would never admit it, she loves children, and while her sister is very cynical, Lanthe has always been a huge romantic. Her personality is much like the Valkyries and Witches—a little bit goofy, and a whole lot of crazy. She was previously very promiscuous because she was trying to recapture the look of acceptance and affection she saw (and likely felt) with Thronos. But her promiscuous days are over, since Lanthe lost a bet to her sister and now must be celibate for one year. I have an inkling that Thronos will convince her to break that promise!
[And then there's Thronos...]