Historical Fantasy Quotes

Quotes tagged as "historical-fantasy" (showing 1-20 of 20)
Frances Hardinge
“I don’t know. How can you know? I…I’m a monster. When I’m hungry, I might do anything."
"Oh no, of course I couldn’t possibly understand you." Violet’s shadowed face seemed to be wearing a grim and serious smile. "I know, you woke up one day and found out that you couldn’t be the person you remembered being, the little girl everybody expected you to be. You just weren’t her any more, and there was nothing you could do about it. So your family decided you were a monster and turned on you." Violet sighed, staring out into the darkness.

"Believe me, I do understand that. And let me tell you - from one monster to another - that just because somebody tells you you’re a monster, it doesn’t mean you are.

"just now you told me what you did because you want me to stop you from eating Pen. If you were a real monster, you wouldn’t have done that, would you?"

Trista’s eyes stung, and she wiped strands of cobweb away with her sleeve.

"Idiot," added Violet, for good measure.”
Frances Hardinge, Cuckoo Song

C.J. Archer
“Tell me you won't go, tell me you'll stay forever, tell me you love me.”
C.J. Archer, The Medium

Andrea Zuvich
“A woman that you find different or strange, or whom you may envy or covet is deemed by you all to be a witch! Anything that you do not understand, you deem witchcraft!”
Andrea Zuvich, The Stuart Vampire

Jennifer McKeithen
“What are your intentions toward my sister?”
Marcus was taken aback. “Intentions?”
“Don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about,” Cahan snarled. “I’ve seen the way you look at her.”
“If you’ll take a moment to observe,” the Roman countered, mustering patience, “you’ll notice I’m not the only man who has cast his eye upon her once or twice.”
Jennifer McKeithen, Atlantis On the Shores of Forever

Jennifer McKeithen
“Marcus turned his back to her. He feared that if he saw her face, it might weaken his resolve. Love was indeed a madness.”
Jennifer McKeithen, Atlantis On the Shores of Forever

Jennifer McKeithen
“Secundus might lie rotting in his grave, but his relatives and followers yet lived. They believed the lies that held Gwenwhyfar responsible for the death of their relative. For the sake of his own family’s safety, Marcus had not sought to correct that error.”
Jennifer McKeithen, Atlantis On the Shores of Forever

Jennifer McKeithen
“My legion has won many victories. And since you are my dearest friend, we will fight that much harder." His intense, dark eyes locked with hers. "I swear to you: Ker-Ys will not fall.”
Jennifer McKeithen, Atlantis On the Shores of Forever

Jennifer McKeithen
“Water reveals the sounds of the Otherworlds, to those who know how to listen.”
Jennifer McKeithen, Atlantis On the Shores of Forever

Tanja Radman
“I saw us in some lost future, myself with a long beard, and her with silver streaks entwined in her auburn hair. My son would already be proud of the strength of his own son.”
Tanja Radman, Republic of Stone

Alexandra May
“The woman with hair of flames knelt over me. She might have been pretty if not for the anger in every corner of her face. Emerald eyes glowed with almost seeping venom as her nostrils flared.
- Lord Tristan Dracanburh, Ethandun”
Alexandra May, Ethandun

Ruth Nestvold
“Anyone who knew the recipe of the alchemists could make gold, but only the artisans of Murano could make glass so fine, one could nearly touch one's fingers together on either side; cristallo without an imperfection or blemish, clear as the sky, with a sparkle to rival that of diamonds.”
Ruth Nestvold, Island of Glass: The Age of Magic

Gregory Figg
“she was like the merlin in pursuit of its airborne quarry, perhaps the snow bunting or a small meadow pipit; the avian prey is nimble but so is the predatory merlin with its inexhaustible stamina and unparalleled agility – round and round it chases the pipit, and the two flying at speeds almost impossible for the observer to follow.”
Gregory Figg

Henry L. Walton
“The world is Absolutely Brilliant. Difficult sometimes. Confusing often. But humorous almost always.”
Henry L. Walton, The Journals of Thaddeaus Shockpocket - Albion 77

W.H. Wisecarver
“I have a story to tell. It is a tale for those who can still see, can still question.

A story of where you are and how you got here. A tale foretold by your poets and prophets through the ages. Read their words, their thoughts, so that you may understand.”
W.H. Wisecarver, Resurrection: Americans Awaken - Seventy Years is Nigh at Hand

“I...I am guilty only of love."

"Thou art a fornicator, an unclean Jezebel!”
Virginia Aird, An Enchanting Time

Jennifer McKeithen
“At least I don't have to go through with my earlier plan.” Instead, it seemed she soon would meet her end. “I will make it such an end!” she vowed”
Jennifer McKeithen, Atlantis On the Tides of Destiny

Tanja Radman
“Words once spoken can never be taken back. It was something we repeated throughout our lives as we walked through them, something of great importance, of which we were aware just as we were aware of the existence of life itself. Verbum is sacred. Verbum is the reason for our birth and death, the reason for this and a hundred other wars, just as it is for peace and its myriad of forms.”
Tanja Radman, Republic of Stone

Tanja Radman
“Una vita pro alia.
(latin: One life for another.)”
Tanja Radman, Republic of Stone

Tanja Radman
“If my eyes had not been forever chained to darkness, they would surely have extinguished themselves at that moment, not to watch his tormented face.”
Tanja Radman, Republic of Stone

Alexandra May
“There is no greater will on earth than the will to survive. These fine people, answering my father's call to arms, had the will in spades and droves.
- Lord Tristan Dracanburh, Ethandun”
Alexandra May, Ethandun