|“|| Though you have a heart of stone, Tamlin, you certainly keep a host of fear inside it.
–The Attor to Tamlin - A Court of Thorns and Roses
The Attor was a cruel and vindictive faerie who delighted in torturing humans and other faeries. He was also a coward, begging Feyre for his life before she killed him.
The Attor was a towering figure with large, leathery wings, clawed hands and sharp silver fangs.
According to Feyre it had a voice like "shifting sand", low and disembodied.
Before the SeriesEdit
Prior to the events of the series when Prythian was taken over by Amarantha, a host of dark faeries were released to roam the Courts. The Attor was among them.
When Tamlin feels the presence of the Attor he throws a glamour on Feyre so that the monster cannot see, smell or hear her. He lets Feyre stay with the hope that when she hears the Attor mention his "heart of stone", she'll figure out what is really happening in Prythian, as Tamlin is unable to tell her himself due to Amarantha's curse.
After Tamlin and the Spring Court are taken Under the Mountain, Feyre sneaks down a secret path that reaches there from the Spring Court. She is found by the Attor who brings her before Amarantha, and after she agrees to the three trials to save Tamlin and all of Prythian, the Attor and other subjects of Amarantha beat her brutally, leaving several wounds and a fractured nose.
The Attor flees to Hybern to meet the King of Hybern and delivers the finger and eye of Jurian, which Amarantha had placed part of his soul into. Using the The Cauldron, the King resurrects Jurian and plans to tear down The Wall and re-conquer the Mortal Lands.
While Feyre is practicing in a forest near her family's mansion in the Mortal Lands, the Attor ambushes her and attempts to take her to Hybern on the King's orders. He is captured by Rhysand and Azriel.
After the Mortal Queens realize that their half of the Book of Breathings has been delivered to Rhysand and his Inner Circle, they ally themselves with Jurian and the King of Hybern and tell them about Velaris. The King then sends a legion of faeries similar to and led by the Attor to attack the city. There they attack citizens but are stopped by Cassian, Azriel, Amren and Feyre.
The Attor kills the Mortal Queen who gave the Night Court the other half of the Book of Breathings, and when he tries to flee, Feyre holds on to him and is carried into the air. Feyre holds tightly onto his body and begins to burn, thanks to the power transmitted to her by Beron, the High Lord of the Autumn Court. The Attor's flesh is consumed and burned off his bones, and when he begs Feyre not to kill him, she takes a dagger and stabs him in the ribs three times: once for Rhysand, another for Clare Beddor, and another for herself. Feyre then releases him, and allows him to fall to the ground and to his death.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
- Flight: The Attor is capable of flight.
- The Attor has acidic, silvery blood as seen in A Court of Mist and Fury when he is attacked by Rhysand.
|Amarantha · Amren · Azriel · Cassian · Elain Archeron · Feyre Archeron · King of Hybern · Lucien · Morrigan · Nesta Archeron · Rhysand · Tamlin|
|Minor and supporting characters|
|Alis · Andras · Beron · Bron · Cerridwen · Clare Beddor · Cresseida · Devlon · Eris · Graysen · Feyre's father · Hart · Helion · Ianthe · Isaac Hale · Isaac Hale's wife · Jurian · Kallias · Keir · Mercenary · Miryam · Mortal Queens · Mrs. Laurent · Naga · Nuala · Unnamed Summer Court Faerie · Tarquin · The Bogge · The Bone Carver · The Suriel · Thesan · Tomas Mandray · Varian · Weaver|
|Aunt Ripleigh · Dark Mother · Drakon · Feyre's mother · Ianthe's father · Ianthe's mother · Ianthe's sisters · Miryam's father · Miryam's mother · Mother · Rhysand's father · Rhysand's mother · Rhysand's sister · Nostrus · Queen of the Black Land · Tamlin's mother · Tamlin's father|