Tag Archive: Ordeal in Otherwhere


Quotes from Andre Norton

Contexts of quotes for the last week. All but the last are from Andre Norton.

Ordeal cover“I fancy any odds we can get while the game is still in play.” Ordeal In Otherwhere. Charis, when they seem to have only a tiny chance of blocking the Company grab.

“What can one like about this? It is something we have agreed must be done.” Ordeal In Otherwhere. Charis, arguing with Shann about the possibility of getting into the base by use of the Power.

“How could anyone sleep with such a task before her?” Ordeal In Otherwhere. Charis speaking to Thorvald, arguing about the possibility of her using the Power to get both of them in and out of the base quickly.

Forerunner cover“Killing leaves only the dead, and the dead may not be summoned back by any power known to living creatures.” Ordeal In Otherwhere. Shann Lantee’s statement to the Wyvern males, arguing against their desire to wipe out the females of their species.

“Governments might rise and fall, but the Guild remained.” Forerunner Foray. The Guild in this case is the Thieves’ Guild – organized crime.

“Fear, faith and obsession were akin.” Forerunner Foray. Part of Ogan’s teaching to Ziantha.

“Home,” she said aloud. “I can go home. I may die, but I’ll die with a Riyan wind in my hair.” Sue Ann Bowling, Homecoming. Marna is still on the isolation satellite, but has just realized that her only reason for staying there is meaningless if she is to die.

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Storm Over Warlock coverContexts of quotes from Andre Norton:

“A man who still lives and is not yet broken can hope.” Storm over Warlock. Shann’s thoughts after his capture by the Throgs.

“No one ever quite believes that a last evil will strike at him.” Storm over Warlock. Shann Lantee’s thought, facing what seems to be the final moment before his death by torture.

“He was too old a hand at bargaining to show any emotion unless for a purpose.” Ordeal in Otherwhere. Charis’s thoughts on the probably illegal Free Trader who wants to buy a contract she is being forced to sign.

“Think things out, assemble your information before you act.” Ordeal in Otherwhere. What Charis was taught by her father.

Ordeal cover“There was no use speculating about what force was in power here.” Ordeal in Otherwhere. Charis’s thought after finding herself under the control of the Wyverns.

“There were times when one human life was expendable for the whole.” Ordeal in Otherwhere. Charis, finding herself unable to abandon Shann Lantee.

“Guilt’s for something you could have done something about.” Bowling, Tourist Trap. .Jacyn, trying to tell Tod he need feel no guilt about his mother dying at his birth, no matter what his father says.