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“So what were you [Sonea] and Dorrien discussing before?' Akkarin asked.
She turned to regard him. 'Discussing?'
'Outside the farmhouse when I was buying the food.'
'Oh. Then. Nothing.'
He smiled and nodded. 'Nothing. Amazing subject, that one. Produces such fascinating reactions in people.”
Trudi Canavan, The High Lord
“Akkarin: I watched the first woman I loved die. I dont think I can survive losing the second.
Sonea: I love you too.”
Trudi Canavan, The High Lord
tags: love
“It is said, in Imardin, that the wind has a soul, and that it wails through the narrow streets because it is grieved by what it finds there.”
Trudi Canavan, The Magicians' Guild
“There's always a bit of truth in each rumour, the trouble is finding out which bit.
- Tayend”
Trudi Canavan, The Novice
“How am I going to make friends with these people if all I can think of is how easy it would be to rob them?”
Trudi Canavan, The Magicians' Guild
“He had given her too much. He had given her everything.”
Trudi Canavan, The High Lord
“Wisdom and knowledge is everywhere, but so is stupity.”
Trudi Canavan, Voice of the Gods
“What was I thinking? Of all the assistants I could have wound up with, why did I have to choose the one with the scary mother and troublemaking in his bloodlines? I am doomed.”
Trudi Canavan, The Ambassador's Mission
“Better to know the quick pain of truth than the ongoing pain of a long-held false hope.”
Trudi Canavan, Voice of the Gods
“

Great. She shook her head. Not only am I having conversations with myself, but now I'm refusing to talk to me. This has got to be the first sign of madness.”
Trudi Canavan, The High Lord
tags: sonea
“Cery: So, Hem, tell me why I shouldn't see how many holes I need to make before you start leaking money?”
Trudi Canavan, The High Lord
“Mortals did not need gods to order them to kill eachother. They were quite capable of finding reasons to do so themselves.”
Trudi Canavan, Voice of the Gods
“Nodding, Cery strode to the door and stepped through. Though the burly guards eyes him suspiciously, Cery smiled back. Never make enemies of someone's lackeys, his father had taught him. Better still, make them like you a lot.”
Trudi Canavan, The Magicians' Guild
“It was impossible to imagine the aloof, dignified, powerful High Lord living as, of all things, a slave.”
Trudi Canavan, The High Lord
“If your appearance is all people see, they have no respect for your mind.”
Trudi Canavan, The Magician's Apprentice
“Tayend nodded. “I know it won’t. I admit I was worried about you, but you are still your old self, underneath.”
Dannyl straightened in protest. “Underneath what?”
The Elyne stood up, waving one hand in Dannyl’s direction. “All…that.”
“I’m reeling at your descriptive clarity,” Dannyl told him.”
Trudi Canavan, The Traitor Queen
“Extending his senses, Lorkin tried again to hear his mother’s surface thoughts. What he picked up seemed too out of character, however. He must be imagining it. Though…it was also odd that he would imagine his mother thinking such a string of curse words.”
Trudi Canavan, The Traitor Queen
“Achati chuckled. "You may be surprised. Some might come in the hopes of being snatched away to a secret place ruled by exotic women.”
Trudi Canavan, The Ambassador's Mission
“The most powerful women in Sachaka and all you do is waste time gossiping and matchmaking”
Trudi Canavan, The Traitor Queen
“Cold, truthful common sense was harder to like than warm, hopeful generosity.”
Trudi Canavan, The Magician's Apprentice
“Unquestioning obedience is for slaves, the uneducated and the pathetic.”
Trudi Canavan, The Magician's Apprentice
“Friendship? What friendship? I lust after him and he rightly ignores it!”
Trudi Canavan, Last of the Wilds
“Though I can’t help feeling a sudden death cheats you of something. Death is an experience of life. You only get one death. I would like to be aware it was happening, even if that did mean enduring pain and fear.”
Trudi Canavan, Last of the Wilds
tags: reivan
“He liked the idea that if either of them ever fell from grace, the other might be there to offer support.”
Trudi Canavan, The Magician's Apprentice
“Happy endings are a luxury of fiction”
Trudi Canavan, Priestess of the White
“As the others paired off he turned to face her.
"Can't leave me partnerless," he said.
She pulled a face, grabbed the bowl and stood up."Forgot my little speech earlier, have you, Jayan?Not if you were the last man in Kyralia.”
Trudi Canavan, The Magician's Apprentice
“Suddenly she was all too aware how different she was. A woman among all these man. A natural from a humble background among rich young men chosen from powerful families. A beginner among the well trained.”
Trudi Canavan, The Magician's Apprentice
“Ranel had said that the murderer wore a ring with a red gemstone. Looking at Akkarin's hands, she was almost disappointed to see they were bare. Not even a mark to hint that a ring might have been worn regularly. His fingers were long and elegant, yet masculine...”
Trudi Canavan, The Novice
“Kyralia estaria muy bien gobernada, si gobernar fuera un delito”
Trudi Canavan, The Magicians' Guild
“Era mejor evitar las heridas desde un principio que tener que tratarlas”
Trudi Canavan, The Magician's Apprentice

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