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The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
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Dec 22, 2011

it was amazing


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Robin McKinley
“...My friend, there are some things that I cannot tell you. Some I will tell you in time; some, others will tell you; some you may never know, or you may be the first to find the answers.”
Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

Robin McKinley
“[Harry] had always suffered from a vague restlessness, a longing for adventure that she told herself severely was the result of reading too many novels when she was a small child.”
Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

Robin McKinley
“[Gonturan] is a true friend, but a friend with thoughts of her own, and the thoughts of others are dangerous.”
Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

Robin McKinley
“There had been certain romantic interludes in the past that had included galloping across the desert at night; but he had never abducted any woman whose enthusiastic support for such a plan had not been secured well in advance.”
Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

Robin McKinley
“Friends you will have need of, for in you two worlds meet. There is no one on both sides with you, so you must learn to take your own counsel; and not to fear what is strange, if you know it also to be true.
—Luthe”
Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

Robin McKinley
“He grunted; she recognized it as relief that she wasn't going to nag him further about Tor the Just, who probably wasn't that boring if he could hold off the Notherners for nine days and melt a hole in the hills.”
Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

Robin McKinley
“Mathin said: "It is best to take your opponent's sash. The kysin mark each blow dealt, but to cut off the other rider's sash is best. This you will do."

"Oh," said Harry.

"You may, if you wish, unhorse him first," Mathin added as an afterthought.

"Thanks," said Harry.”
Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

Robin McKinley
“You are attempting to be logical, I suspect, and logic has little to do with government, and nothing at all to do with military administration. ”
Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

Robin McKinley
“It seems to me further, that it is very odd that fate should leave so careful a trail, and spend so little time preparing the one that must follow it.”
Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword
tags: fate

Robin McKinley
“Cigars should be like onions," she said, unfastening the catch and pushing back the pane. "Either the whole company does, or the whole company does not.”
Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

Robin McKinley
“What was she to say? "The prodigal has returned? The mutineer wishes to be reinstated? The subordinate, having gone to a great deal of trouble to prove her commander wrong, has come back and promises to be a good little subordinate hereafter, or at least until next time?”
Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

Robin McKinley
“Tsornin's nostrils showed red, but his ears were as alert as ever, and occasionally he would rub his nose gently against the nape of her neck, just in case she was momentarily not thinking about him.”
Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

Robin McKinley
“Sungold blew impatiently and began to dig a hole with one foot. She booted his elbow with her toe and he stopped, but after a moment he lowered his head and blew again, harder, and she could feel him shifting his weight, considering if she might let him dig just a small hole.”
Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

Robin McKinley
“One doesn't generally look into mirrors when one is especially angry; one has better things to do, like pace the floor or throw things.”
Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

Robin McKinley
“...like a grain of sand that gets into an oyster's shell. What if the grain doesn't want to become a pearl? Is it ever asked to climb out quietly and take up its old position as a bit of ocean floor?”
Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword


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