The Forbidden Library seriesEdit
- All page numbers are from the hardcover first edition published by Kathy Dawson Books, ISBN 978-0-8037-3975-8, 1st printing
- Italics as in the book
- At that age, Alice had grasped the idea that some things in books were real, and others were not.
- Chapter 1, “The Fairy” (p. 6)
- After the cousins came the accountants, who were more open in their appraisals and didn’t bother with Alice at all, and after the accountants, like a Biblical plague building up to a big finish, came the lawyers.
- Chapter 2, “Mr. Pallworthy” (p. 16)
- He was, of course, cheating her, that was what lawyers were for.
- Chapter 2, “Mr. Pallworthy” (p. 19)
- But—though she was not an expert on cats—she was fairly certain that they did not, as a rule, snicker.
- Chapter 5, “The Library’s Library” (p. 60)
- “Patience, my friend.”
“I’m not your friend. And I’m not patient.”
- Chapter 5, “The Library’s Library” (p. 66)
- Some things are more important than following the rules.
- Chapter 6, “Sneaking Out” (p. 71)
- In desperation, she slid her fingers in the cracks between blocks, looking for some kind of catch or hidden mechanism. Which was ridiculous, she thought, because how complicated could a secret door be if a cat figured it out?
- Chapter 6, “Sneaking Out” (p. 75)
- “You’re a cat,” she said automatically.
“Your powers of perception are astounding,” the cat drawled. “Although I feel obliged to point out, in the interests of ontological exactitude, that I am in fact only half cat. Personally, though, I have always considered it the better half.”
- Chapter 6, “Sneaking Out” (p. 77)
- “What do you see here?”
“Indeed, books. They are the ocean in which magic swims.”
- Chapter 11, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (p. 139)
- Magic, you’ll find, is nine parts dull to one part excitement, and the exciting bits usually hurt like the blazes.
- Chapter 13, “The Eyes of a Wizard” (p. 159)
- “I still say they’re creepy,” Ashes said.
“I don’t think you get to decide what’s creepy,” Alice said. “You’re a talking cat. You’re creepy. This whole place is creepy.”
- Chapter 14, “A Second Chance at a First Impression” (p. 169)
- The sum total of Alice’s medical knowledge was that blood was supposed to stay on the inside.
- Chapter 26, “Hunted” (p. 328)
- “When you’re as old as I am,” Ending said, “one’s nature is largely a product of habit.”
- Chapter 28, “A Bit of Blackmail” (p. 357)
- All page numbers are from the hardcover first edition published by Kathy Dawson Books, ISBN 978-0-8037-3976-5, 1st printing
- Italics as in the book
- But it’s not justice that they’re mostly concerned with, it’s division of the loot.
- Chapter 4, “Unexpected News” (p. 61)
- “But didn’t that hurt?”
Dex shrugged. “Pain is an illusion. The body is only a clay vessel holding the immortal essence of the soul, so it is a mistake to attach any import to the difficulties it may encounter. In fact, the whole episode reinforced my fundamental understanding of—“ She caught Alice’s expression. “Yes. It hurt quite a lot.”
- Chapter 6, “The Gang's All Here” (p. 76)