Roger Zelazny

Nine Princes In Amber

    Juliana Chyzhovahar citeretsidste år
    his head and clobbered him with the metal strut.
    Aleksandr Meshkovhar citeretfor 2 år siden
    It was starting to end, after what seemed most of eternity to me.
    Brittney Iturreyhar citeretfor 2 år siden
    I had done this thing with my curse. I had transformed the peaceful Valley of Garnath into what it now represented: it was a symbol of my hate for Eric and for all those others who had stood by and let him get away with his power grab, let him blind me. I didn't like the looks of that forest, and as I stared at it I realized how my hate had objectified itself. I knew it because it was a part of me.
    Brittney Iturreyhar citeretfor 2 år siden
    Eric had had a permanent thing in mind, however, when he had given his order. I still perspired and shuddered, and sometimes woke up screaming, whenever memory of the white-hot irons returned to me—hung there before my eyes—and then the contact!
    Brittney Iturreyhar citeretfor 2 år siden
    But maybe I did go mad for a time, I don't know. There are days that are great blanks to me now, as I stand here on the brink of Chaos. God knows what they held, and I'll never see a shrink to find out.
    There are none of you, good doctors, could cope with my family, anyway.
    Brittney Iturreyhar citeretfor 2 år siden
    Later, though, I felt somewhat distant from the events which had led up to this. It was almost as though they had happened to a different person. And this, too, was true.
    Brittney Iturreyhar citeretfor 2 år siden
    The auto accident had not given me my amnesia. I had been without full memory since the reign of Elizabeth I. Flora must have concluded that the recent accident had restored me. She had known of my condition. I was suddenly struck by the thought that she was on that Shadow Earth mainly to keep tabs on me.
    Brittney Iturreyhar citeretfor 2 år siden
    My headache came on again suddenly, throbbing to crack my skull.
    Something about my father I thought, guessed, felt—was what had served to set it off. But I wasn't sure why or how.
    Brittney Iturreyhar citeretfor 2 år siden
    There came no pictures, though, only emotions.
    Brittney Iturreyhar citeretfor 2 år siden
    had been greatly upset by the word on the previous evening. I had been sufficiently upset so that I had avoided thinking of it since then. But now I courted it. Now I rolled it around my mind and examined all the associations that sprang up when it struck.
    Brittney Iturreyhar citeretfor 2 år siden
    Why did all these things rush back so easily when I viewed the cards—rush back without dragging their contexts along with them? I knew more now than I'd known before, in the way of names and faces. But that was about all.
    Brittney Iturreyhar citeretfor 2 år siden
    What's yours is yours and a part of you and it just seems to belong there, inside. That's all.
    Brittney Iturreyhar citeretfor 2 år siden
    But there was this terrible sense of urgency. I had to find out the full story as soon as possible and act as soon as I knew it. It lay like a compulsion upon me. If danger was the price of memory and risk the cost of opportunity, then so be it. I'd stay.
    Василий Красильниковhar citeretfor 4 år siden
    Ten paces, then a swirling filigree of fire confronted me. I essayed it, my sweat vanishing into the waters as fast as it sprang forth.
    Василий Красильниковhar citeretfor 4 år siden
    "Don't 'maybe' me, baby
    Tinahar citeretfor 5 år siden
    "I don't want anything," he said. "I'm happy right where I am, doing exactly what I'm doing. I enjoy running this damned tower. It's my whole life. If you should succeed in whatever you're about—no, don't tell me about it, please! I don't want to know!—I'll be hoping you'll stop around for a game of chess sometime."
    Tinahar citeretfor 5 år siden
    I tore it open and lit one. I had had a carton of Salems and I had smoked eleven packs. That was two hundred and twenty cigarettes. I had once timed myself with one, and it had taken me seven minutes to smoke it. That made for a total of one thousand five hundred and forty minutes spent smoking, or twenty-five hours and forty minutes. I was sure I had spent at least an hour between cigarettes, more like an hour and a half. Say an hour and a half. Now figure that I was sleeping six to eight hours per day. That left sixteen to eighteen waking hours. I guessed I was smoking ten or twelve per day. So that meant maybe three weeks had passed since Rein's visit. He had told me it was four months and ten days since the coronation, which meant that it was now around five months.
    Tinahar citeretfor 5 år siden
    "What if she comes to love him?"
    "Could anyone really do this thing?"
    "In my way, I love him, as a brother."
    "Then this is the first time a son of Amber has ever said such a thing, and I attribute it to your poetic temperament."
    Tinahar citeretfor 5 år siden
    I was reciting "The Ballad of the Water-Crossers," and Random listened until I had finished and asked me, "It has often been said that you composed that. Is it true?"
    Tinahar citeretfor 5 år siden
    Then the fogs were slowly broken, and some of that which is called memory returned to me.
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