Thursday: “He thinks I don’t realize that the killing would not end just because we had surrendered.” Mercedes Lackey. Context?

From The Black Gryphon. Urtho is explaining why he is continuing the war against Ma’ar.

Friday: “With an active two-year-old underfoot, I often wonder if I’m going mad.” Mercedes Lackey. Context?

From The White Gryphon. Skandranon accuses Amberdake of getting senile, and Amberdrake replies, “Hardly senile, though with an active two-year-old underfoot, I often wonder if I’m going mad.”

Saturday: “Everything changes eventually. Only a fool would think otherwise.” Mercedes Lackey. Context?

From The Silver Gryphon. Tad is musing on his and Blade’s chances of survival—they’re doing all right as long as nothing changes.

Sunday: “You can’t bring back the dead with more blood!” Mercedes Lackey. Context?

From Magic’s Pawn. Savil is trying to convince Tylendel that blood-feud is wrong. (She’s not getting very far.)

Monday: “A priest with no vocation is worse than no priest at all.” Mercedes Lackey. Context?

From Magic’s Promise, when Savil, Radevel and Vanyel are wondering why Father Leren is so hostile to Vanyel.

Tuesday: “Things usually become cliched precisely because there’s a grain of truth in them.” Mercedes Lackey.

From Magic’s Price. Vanyel is pointing out to Stephan that the cliche about music having power to change the world has some truth behind it.

Yes, I took the first six books about the history of Valdemar in order. Helps me keep track of which ones I’ve used! Next week will be random SFF again.

Wednesday: “White flakes were drifting down from a dark gray sky, forming lacy tables on the grass and fluffy balls on the bushes.” Bowling. Context?

From Homecoming. Roi is seeing snow for the first time. The rest of the paragraph continues: “The paths were clear–part of the same weather shielding that kept them dry when it rained–but Roi sent his chair as close to the edge of the path as he could, and reached through the weather shield to the white stuff. It was cold, and when he pulled his hand back, he found that the weightless stuff turned to a few drops of water in his hand. ‘It’s ice,’ he said wonderingly.”

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