Quotes this week were mostly from Mercedes Lackey: Wind of Fury, the last book of the Mage Winds trilogy, and Storm Warning, the first book of the Mage Storms trilogy.

“A shaman is needed, and not a warrior.” Mercedes Lackey, Winds of Fury. The Avatars are introducing themselves to An’desha.

“Watch. Listen. Learn. And tell us all that you have learned.” Mercedes Lackey, Winds of Fury. The Avatars’ instruction to An’desha.

“Beware what you ask for, lest you receive it.” Mercedes Lackey, Winds of Fury. Shin’a’in proverb, remembered by An’desha as he learns what the Avatars want of him.

“Plans seldom survive the first engagement with the enemy.” Mercedes Lackey, Winds of Fury. A Shin’a’in proverb, quoted by Vanyel’s ghost to the Companion Gwenna.

“Is not there some barbarian curse that wishes your life be interesting?” Mercedes Lackey, Storm Warning. Karal musing on the upsettings of life he has been subject to as he and the sun-priest Ulrich wait to enter Valdamar.

“Emotions don’t respond well to logic.” Mercedes Lackey, Storm Warning. Karal, trying to understand why Valdemar doesn’t look any different from Karse.

“He could not let her die alone.” Sue Ann Bowling, Homecoming. Lai’s thoughts as he first makes contact with Marna.