Thursday Quotables #39

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Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

The Eyes of the Dragon

The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
(first published 1987)

Once, in a kingdom called Delain, there was a King with two sons. Delain was a very old kingdom and it had had hundreds of Kings, perhaps even thousands; when time goes on long enough, not even historians can remember everything. Roland the Good was neither the best nor the worst King ever to rule the land. He tried very hard not to do anyone great evil and mostly succeeded. He also tried very hard to do great works, but, unfortunately, he didn’t succeed so well at that. The result was a very mediocre King; he doubted if he would be remembered long after he was dead.

It’s been many, many years since I first read The Eyes of the Dragon — so many, actually, that it really feels brand new. I’m just starting this book with my son, and that opening already made me happy.

What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!

If you’d like to participate in Thursday Quotables, it’s really simple:

  • Write a Thursday Quotables post on your blog. Try to pick something from whatever you’re reading now. And please be sure to include a link back to Bookshelf Fantasies in your post (http://www.bookshelffantasies.com), if you’d be so kind!
  • Click below (next to the cute froggy face) to link up your post! And be sure to visit other linked blogs to view their Thursday Quotables too.
  • Have a quote to share but not a blog post? Leave your quote in the comments.
  • Have fun!

2 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables #39

  1. I haven’t yet read this one! Sounds a lot more fantasy than what I’ve come to expect from SK but that’s awesome!

    • It’s definitely fantasy — and I think there are some connections to the world of the Dark Tower and some of King’s recurring characters. I’m not sure that my son is all that interested, but I may end up just going ahead and reading this one for myself!

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