terça-feira, 20 de novembro de 2012
"Mighty are the Ainur, and mightiest among them is Melkor; but that he may know, and all the Ainur, that I am Ilúvatar, those things that ye have sung and played, lo! I will show them forth, that ye may see what ye have done. And thou, Melkor, shalt see that no theme may be played that has not its uttermost source in me, nor can any alter the music in my despite, for he that attempteth this shall be but mine instrument in the devising of things more wonderful, which himself hath not imagined." p. 10
"So began their great labours in wastes unmeasured and unexplored, and in ages uncounted and forgotten, until in the Deeps of Time and in the midst of the vast halls of the World there came to be that hour and that place where was made the habitation of the Children of Ilúvatar." p. 14
"Thus began the first battle of the Valar and Melkor for the dominion of Arda; and of those tumults we know but little; for know thou, AElfwine, what I have declared unto thee is come from the Valar themselves, with whom we of the Eldalië spoke in the land of Valinor, and we were instructed by them; but little would they ever tell of the days of war ere the coming of the Elves. But this we know: that the Valar endeavoured ever, in despite of Melkor, to rule the Earth and to prepare each for the coming of the Children; and they built lands, and Melkor destroyed them; valleys they delved and Melkor raised them up; mountains they carved and Melkor threw them down; seas they hollowed and Melkor spilled them; and naught might come to peace or lasting growth, for as surely as the Valar began a labour so would Melkor undo it or corrupt it. And yet their labour was not vain, and slowly the Earth was shaped and made firm.
But of all such matters, AElfwine, others shall tell thee, or thou shalt read in other lore; for it is not my part at this time to instruct thee in the history of the Earth. And now behold! here is the habitation of the Children of Ilúvatar established at the last in the deeps of Time and amidst the innumerable stars. And here are the Valar, the Powers of the World, contesting for the possession of the jewel of Ilúvatar, and thus thy feet are on the beginning f the road." p. 16
*"The whole of Middle-earth was Morgoth's Ring" p. xi
quinta-feira, 15 de novembro de 2012
"Baelor, da Casa Targaryen, Príncipe de Pedra do Dragão, Mão do Rei, Protetor do Território e herdeiro do Trono de Ferro dos Sete Reinos de Westeros, foi entregue ao fogo no pátio do Castelo de Vaufreixo na margem norte do rio Almeijoeiro. Outras grandes casas podiam preferir enterrar os seus mortos na terra escura ou afundá-los no frio mar verde, mas os Targaryen eram do sangue do dragão, e os seus finais eram escritos em chamas."
O Cavaleiro de Westeros, p. 107
*Junto com o jovem Aegon