"For while the king at two-and-thirty is fair-haired and almost delicate with exquisitely shaped brows, a small straight nose, and pink-rimmed ears, there is something vaguely terrifying about him. Perhaps it is the way he stands so rigidly upright. His thin figure nearly vibrates like a plucked guitar string from the effort. Or perhaps it is the manner in which he responds to those bold enough to address him. He pins the speaker with a coolly polite stare, not releasing the hapless creature until he or she trails off in a muddle of doubt and dismay. It could be simply the disquieting contrast his lush red lips and generous jaw present next to the rest of his refined features. He has the sensuous mouth of a voluptuary, a passionate seducer of women, not a cold and silent king."
-from The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen