A land forged from the fires of strife, blood of heroes, and touch of the gods.
Where deeds of great valor, vile evils, and blazing passions intertwine
to shape the course of elven and human history within.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Favorite quotes from Books One through Three, Part Two

From Book Two, Dark Way of Anger:
“Sink it. Here and now. Leave it where it lay before. We may take word to Thalion’s city, let them wrestle the decision and choose the course to follow.”
Daeron Foxxe, in one of those "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situations.  In the end, they didn't have to make the decision.
“Live or die, it will be glorious.”
Duncan Brannigan, truly a man of few (and prophetic) words.
“We find ourselves once more at the call of the emperor. My father speaks of leading a mission of peace to Vichelli, yet it is I who will carry his face and manner. Our task is not to strike a blow for our cause, but to gather knowledge of Vichelli’s forces, seek its allies in the form of the Overlord, and know its plans against us. We would stand in the presence of their leader, and ask only he consider a false peace, not lay waste to him and his vassals, but pry and peer and sneak about as mice within the walls. While my mind understands this tact, my heart says nay. We will enter the cave of the enemy, but let us not leave without his blood on our swords.”
OK, Thalion Lahai obviously wasn't as terse as Duncan, but the man had a golden tongue, no doubt.
“Oh, yes, my lord, I know well curse when I see it.”
Audrey Vincent, stating the obvious, as it turns out.
“This land has become as a tapestry, my lady, old and frayed. A thread is pulled, and then another, until the tapestry unravels, and soon its weave is twisted and without a pattern, the splendor of it lost forever, leaving only scraps of cloth and dust.”
Shiva Lahai, showing where Thalion's talent for glowing words came from.
“Many say faith is but hope with conviction.”
OK, so Thalion Lahai can be succinct when he wants to.

Still to come: quotes from Book Three.

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