Star's Son, Serpent's Slave

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Lily Archer

The fate of Rilian, Prince of Narnia, seems to have been caught between two women. His mother was of the blood of the Stars, shining and angelic creatures whose dance spells out prophecy in the night sky, and who harmonized with the Lion on the day of Creation. His captor and seducer was the serpent-sorceress who lived in the underworld, and his mother's murderer. The serpent would have placed him at the head of her army, a pawn to legitimise her conquest and rule of his country, and a terrifyingly familliar face to place before her victims. But even in her underground prison, he was the son of the good, clean nights of Narnia: the son of the Stars. And every night, he was sane. My design for Rilian, especially his hair and the cut of his shirt, is roughly based on that of Pauline Baynes in her illustrations for C.S. Lewis's The Silver Chair.

Published More than a year ago

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