This is, honestly, the best picture of Akkarin that will ever exist.
One might say he looks a tad too young and "soft", but every doubt ceases when I look at those eyes. This. Is. Akkarin. The shadows around his eyes. The darkness in his gaze. I read the books for the first time back in 2008 and am rereading them now out of a flash ob nostalgia. For the past week, I've been staring at this picture countless times. For minutes, sometimes, and in the end, I have tears in my eyes. Looking closely, one can even see hints of da dark sadness in his eyes.
I can't even begin to describe the emotions this wakes in me.
This is a masterpiece and I will never, ever need to look at another picture of him.