Happy Fictional Man Crush Monday, everyone! Today’s featured cutie is none other than Sam Cortland from the Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas. Fair warning for the future, there will be more #(f)mcm from characters in this series! Why is that? Because this series is like a hot spot for beautiful men! I already introduced you to Dorian Havilliard! Trust me, there’s more 😉 Anyway, Sam is first mentioned in Throne of Glass by Celaena herself. She’s remembering him but not quite finished with grieving over him. Here, we know that he’s no longer alive. We catch glimpses of him through Celaena’s thoughts and feelings.
He really shines in the prequel novellas, The Assassin’s Blade. Starting off the first novella, you already can’t help but love him. Maybe it’s transference of Celaena’s feelings but you love Sam. Then, you really get to know him first hand. His strength, quirks, his love for Celaena and you’re undone. You forget about Dorian and Chaol but you’re scared because you know Sam’s ending (well, you think you know but you have no idea *sobs*).
He’s funny, protective of Celaena but knows her strength and her ability to take care of herself. He’s sweet and wants to provide for Celaena. He’s just a beautiful soul. He’s so easy to fall for and easily is my favorite ship with Celaena. He didn’t deserve how things ended for him and I’m holding onto [bleak, very bleak] hope that this isn’t the end. I really miss his character and I think it would be very interesting to know how Sam would be right now, how he would react to the Celaena we know now.
Who’s your #(f)mcm this week? Do you love Sam, too?