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Welcome to Night Vale / Thrilling Adventure Hour Crossover
Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Abandoned by her mother, ignorant of her father’s identity, Lirael resembles no one else in her large extended family living in the Clayr’s glacier. She doesn’t even have the Sight—the ability to see into possible futures—that is the very birthright of the Clayr. Nevertheless she must undertake a desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evil—one that opposes the Royal Family, blocks the Sight of the Clayr, and threatens to break the very boundary between Life and Death itself. With only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, to help her, Lirael must find the courage to seek her own hidden destiny.
Kindle Edition (Overdrive)
All talk about Clariel finally motivated me to continue this series. It’s every bit as awesome as everyone says.
Seven shine the shiners, oh!
What did the Seven do way back when?
Why, they wove the Charter then!
Five for the warp, from beginning to end.
Two for the woof, to make and mend.
That’s the Seven, but what of the Nine-
What of the two who chose not to shine?
The Eighth did hide, hide all away,
But the Seventh caught him and made him pay.
The Ninth was strong and fought with might,
But lone Orannis was put out of the light,
Broken in two and buried under hill,
Forever to lie there, wishing us ill."
— Lirael by Garth Nix
“When I’m old enough to buy my own clothes,” [Nicolina] told me, “I’ll wear nothing but pink, pink, pink, every day, all year, forever.”
Levanna Peabody, who would soon be seven, rolled her eyes and said, “Everybody’ll think you’re a whole.
Entering the living room with a birthday cake on a plate under a clear-glass lid, Viola said, “Levanna! That’s an awful thing to say. That’s just a half step from trash talk and two weeks with no allowance.”
“What’s a whore?” Nicolina asked.
“Someone who wears pink and kisses men for money,” Levanna said in a tone of worldly sophistication….
Nicolina said, “If I kiss men for free, then I can wear pink and not be a whore.”
“If you kiss lots of men for free, you’re a slut,” Levanna said.
“Levanna, enough!” Viola reprimanded.
“But, Mom,” Levanna said, “she’s got to learn how the world works sooner or later.”
- Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
— Ursula K Le Guin Intro to The Left Hand of Darkness
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