the amber chronicles

At first I was like “Sorry, I only ship Wil and Amberle” but now I’m like “Fuck it, can polygamy be acceptable with this one, they all care about each other so much, can’t we just have a three-way relationship and be happy??”

Originally posted by dailyshannara

Originally posted by theshannarachronicles

Originally posted by princessroverdaily

2

I fear Benedict. He is the Master of Arms for Amber. Can you conceive of a millennium? A thousand years? Several of them? Can you understand a man who, for almost every day of a lifetime like that, has spent some time dwelling with weapons, tactics, strategy? All that there is of military science thunders in his head. He has often journeyed from shadow to shadow, witnessing variation after variation on the same battle, with but slightly altered circumstances, in order to test his theories of warfare. He has commanded armies so vast that you could watch them march by day after day and see no end to the columns. Although he is inconvenienced by the loss of his arm, I would not wish to fight with him either with weapons or barehanded. It is fortunate that he has no designs upon the throne, or he would be occupying it right now. If he were, I believe that I would give up at this moment and pay him homage. I fear Benedict.

Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny

He liked Claire Randall, liked her very much ...

Roger is such an adorable human. I love him. I love sharing his point of view for the tiny observations of Claire, as he clearly finds her fascinating and slightly awe-inspiring. He is besotted and enchanted by Bree from the moment he meets her, but he is intrigued by Claire in a different way. It is delightful. In the first book you only really have a sense of Claire’s physicality through the eyes of Frank and Jamie, who are both in love with her, or her own (typically self-depreciating) descriptions of herself. Roger’s countless little descriptions in Dragonfly In Amber just warm my heart.

She was middle height and very pretty. He had an overall impression of fine bones and white linen, topped with a wealth of curly brown hair in a sort of half-tamed chignon. And in the middle of it all, the most extraordinary pair of light eyes, just the color of well-aged sherry.

Beautiful hands, Roger noted; delicately molded, carefully kept, with a single ring on each hand. 

She crossed her legs at the knee. A streak of sunlight gleamed down the shin of her stockings, emphasizing the delicacy of the long bone beneath.

Claire Randall was lovely, with the sort of fine bones and translucent skin that would make her look much the same at sixty as she had at twenty.

With the distractions of Brianna removed, he could see that Claire Randall was a very beautiful woman in her own right. Her face was flushed from the whisky, and her eyes were the most unusual light golden-brown color, he thought—like amber in crystal.

… Claire’s nervousness, and the air she had of keeping secrets.

And then there is his awkwardly specific imagination …

He had a sudden startling vision of Claire Randall’s fine white limbs, locked in wild abandon with the naked, straining body of a red-haired man, the two bodies slick with rain and stained with crushed grass, twisting in ecstasy among the standing stones. The vision was so shocking in its specificity that it left him trembling, sweat running down his chest to vanish into the steaming water of the bath. Christ! How was he going to meet Claire Randall’s eyes, next time they met?

Bless you Roger.

I also really love how he repeatedly says “Dr Randall—Claire—”, as if he’s never quite clear on the right balance of friendliness and respect with which to address her. He’s such a precious, awkward little nerd. Protect him at all costs.

I wondered whether Benedict had returned home yet. I wondered how long he would remain deceived as to my whereabouts. I was by no means out of danger from him. He could follow a trail for a great distance through Shadow, and I was leaving him a good one. I had little choice in the matter, though. I needed the wagon, I was stuck with our present speed, and I was in no condition to manage another hellride. I handled the shifts slowly and carefully, very conscious of my dulled senses and growing weariness, counting on the gradual accumulation of change and distance to build up a barrier between Benedict and myself, hoping that it would soon become an impenetrable one.
—  the guns of avalon, roger zelazny
20 questions

About Me 

I was tagged by the wonderful @galadrieljones and @thevikingwoman  thank you so much <3

Rules: answer the 20 questions and tag 20 amazing followers you would like to get to know better.

Name: Aleksandra / Ola

Nickname: I don’t think I have one…

Zodiac sign: Gemini

Height: 5′6″

Orientation: straight

Ethnicity: west Slavs

Favorite fruit: just like @thevikingwoman blueberries and raspberries. And grapefruit 

Favorite season: Late Spring when the mud is finally gone and the green appears. In the summer I always fear that the autumn comes too soon and this feeling spoils all the fun :P

Favorite book series:  Heechee saga by Frederik Pohl, The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny, Sprawl trilogy by William Gibson, The Belgariad by David Eddings. 

Favorite flower: good old roses

Favorite scent: lavender, jasmine, orange peel, seaweed…

Favorite color: blue and teal

Favorite animals: sheep

Coffee, tea or cocoa: green tea or cranberry infusion. But I require a big cup of coffee with milk every morning :)

Average sleep hours: 6 but I wish I had more

Cat or dog person: Dogs, I love cats but cannot get near them unless I take some strong pills…

Favorite fictional characters: I’m going to more or less recycle the last list:

Spike Spiegel - Cowboy Bebop, Solas (of course),  Johnny the Homicidal Maniac (by Jhonen Vasquez), Ragamuffin (out of Lenore by Roman Dirge), 
Gann of Dreams - Neverwinter Nights: Mask of the Betrayer,
Fall-from-Grace - Planescape Torment, Molly Millions - sprawl trilogy by William Gibson, Corwin - The Chronicles of Amber, Malcolm Reynolds and Kaylee Frye - Firefly / Serenity, Tony Stark - Iron Man.

Number of blankets you sleep with: down duvet because I’m always cold

Dream trip: Patagonia (Argentinian part), a lot of the national parks in the USA, New Zealand, Iceland, Japan, and then once in a while I need to revisit Scotland, just because I miss it. 

Blog created: June 2016

Number of followers: more than I deserve!!! 398, Kisses to you all!

I am tagging: @tel-abelas-mofo @lindiedraws @lisutarid-a @theblackdomino @smuttine @kejj @diagk @love-in-nature @littleblue-eyedbird @felandriss only if you want to! And sorry if you were already tagged :)

the signs as fanstasy novels/series i've read
  • Aries: The Chronicles of Amber - Roger Zelazny
  • Taurus: The Magisterium Series - Cassandra Clare
  • Gemini: The Inheritance Cycle - Christopher Paolini
  • Cancer: Zodiac - Romina Russell
  • Leo: Seraphina - Rachel Hartman
  • Virgo: The Mortal Instruments - Cassandra Clare
  • Libra: Septimus Heap Series - Angie Sage
  • Scorpio: The Land of Elyon - Patrick Carmen
  • Sagittarius: The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkein
  • Capricorn: The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
  • Aquarius: The Inkheart Trilogy - Cornelia Funke
  • Pisces: Percy Jackson & the Olympians - Rick Riordan

Tagged by @cristofalina, <3 thank you so much!

Rules: answer the 20 questions and tag 20 amazing followers you would like to get to know better.

Name: Ceranna 

Nickname: I’ve been known to be called…Captain…someplace

Zodiac sign: Gemini

Height: 5′8″, but I have this problem where I think I’m way taller than I actually am.

Orientation: Straight.

Ethnicity: White, pretty standard irish/italian/german/dutch ancestry, although I’m third generation Irish!  Still got family living in Cork on the family farm.

Favorite fruit: Pineapples.  Just don’t put them on my pizza please

Favorite season: Fall!  

Favorite book series: See this is very difficult for me guys….I read so much I don’t think I could pick just one.  Ones that I go back to and re-read often are Chronicles of Amber by Zelanzy, The Belgariad (and Mallorean) Series by D. Eddings, and the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series by Tad Williams

Favorite flower: Dahlias 

Favorite scent: I like either warm amber-y scents or crisp smells like lemon.  There is no in between lol

Favorite color: PURPLE

Favorite animals: Hard to go wrong with dogs and cats but I do have a fondness for rats :)

Coffee, tea or cocoa: Coffee!

Average sleep hours: 5-6 hrs probably

Cat or dog person: Both!

Favorite fictional characters: Right now its probably Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn hahaha

Number of blankets you sleep with: Quilt plus blanket cause I like to caccoon but also have a leg free

Dream trip: I’d really love to take a roadtrip through the US, but I recently stayed in a hostel in Mexico (first hostel) and had such a wonderful time that I kinda want to go along with my friend the next time she plans one of her global trips staying in hostels 

Blog created: November 2016

Number of followers: +1,000 (still stuns me to be honest)

tagging:  @uriellactaea, @john-cousland, @sorrelchestnut, @spinninglenny, @stregatadallostregatto, and any one else that would like to do this!

if you talk about tsubasa chronicles or cardcaptor sakura in front of me i honestly think i will burst into tears

Tagged by @adrienvictus!

name: Alexx
zodiac sign: Libra
height: 5′6″
orientation: Aro/gray-aro lesbian
nationality: American, mixed race
favourite fruit: Tangerine
favourite season: Fall
favourite book: Les Miserables
favourite flower: Lavender
favourite scent: Also lavender, and lumber
favourite colour: Purple (tyrian purple if you wanna be specific) and red
favourite animal: Lizards
coffee, tea, or hot chocolate: I’d like to say tea but realistically, coffee
average sleep hours: 6-8, depending on the day
cat or dog person: Dogs
favourite fictional character: UhhHHH…Anders, as you can tell by the icon probably, my other canon LIs p much all count. As for literature, Benedict from the Chronicles of Amber, Prouvaire and Montparnasse from Les Mis, and Jehan Frollo from Notre Dame de Paris.
number of blankets you sleep with: Two, one over me and one over my face.
dream trip: Back to Florence, then maybe to some places in Greece and Spain
blog created: This particular one? According to my archive it was January 22nd, 2016.

Not tagging anyone bc I’m lazy, but feel free to do this and tag me so I can see it!