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December 10th, 2009 (09:34 pm)

I just did a re-read of one of my all-time favorite series, the Queen's Thief set, by Megan Whalen Turner. Brief plug for the books: the first is The Thief, which won the Newbery Honor, the second is The Queen of Attolia which breaks your heart in a dozen wonderful ways, and third is The King of Attolia, which is the best so far, in my opinion. Each one has a different narrator and unexpected and wonderful twists. The fourth book, A Conspiracy of Kings, is due to come out this spring.

That's all for the folks on my friends list who don't know the books. The people who will actually want to see the entry probably already know all of that. :) In the midst of my re-read I noted some quotes from the book and made some graphics from them. I had made some previously and in a few cases I didn't redo a quote I did in that post, so if you're looking for a particular quote and it's not here, you might try there. Also, if you have a quote from the books you'd like me to make into a graphic, just let me know!

ANYWAY. I have:
9 Thief quotes
21 QoA quotes
20 KoA quotes
For each book there are also several based on the paperback cover art.

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~Please comment with specific numbers
~Please credit me in your keywords or comments
~Textless graphics are not bases unless I say so OR you beg really hard and I know that you're not just using me for the bases--i.e. you've been around for awhile and friended me.
~You may use these on forums or Xanga but link back if you do so.

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Posted by: I was promised tea (starswan)
Posted at: December 11th, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
Lion Hat Luna

Ooh. I had never read this series until I saw your last icon post for it. Thank you for mentioning it. It's brilliant! Queen of Attolia is my favourite. I'm going to convince my eleven year old to read it next.

These are all stunning so I am not quite sure where to begin but I will definitely snag 1, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 21, 24, 26, 28, 33, possibly all of them. Will credit when I use. :)

Posted by: R.J. Anderson (rj_anderson)
Posted at: December 11th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
MWT - Throw more Inkpots

Will you report back on what your 11-year-old thinks of the books? Because a few of my fellow MWT readers and I have been having a discussion about this, and wondering how much the books actually do appeal/make sense to the 10-15 year olds they're supposedly aimed at...

I've tried to channel my inner tween and imagine what my reaction to these books would have been at that age, and I keep thinking I would have been bored and confused by the politics and angry at Certain Hand-Related Events, and probably not even finished the series. But I would be delighted to find out that I am wrong about this and that tweens and young teens love the series as much as we stuffy grown-up types do. :)

Posted by: Maureen (elvenjaneite)
Posted at: December 11th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)

I actually remember picking up The Thief in middle school and being totally put off by the cover, which was this one and the blurb on the back. I think that I might have read it had it been the new paperback edition. I don't know if I would have enjoyed it or not, though I suppose if I had already read Dickens, Austen, and Shakespeare, I might have.

Posted by: Elrond (eler_rindo)
Posted at: January 3rd, 2010 12:45 am (UTC)
crows by magic_art

I was that age when I first read this series. I quite liked it, actually. But I think if I reread it now I'd see more of the layers.

Posted by: Maureen (elvenjaneite)
Posted at: December 11th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
Turner quote

(jellybeanie87 only signed in differently)

Really? That makes me beyond happy! I'm glad you like it--QoA and KoA go back and forth between being my favorite, but in the end I think the growing relationship between *cough* certain characters in KoA wins me over. Thank you! :D

Posted by: yo, i'm hotter than a mithril coat (styromgalleries)
Posted at: December 11th, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
[queen's thief] calf love

Um, these are all pretty much awesome. I don't even know which ones I'm snagging but I'll probably take nearly all of them.

They make me a bit sad, though, 'cause some of them I don't recognize. T_T I must reread the series!!!

Posted by: Maureen (elvenjaneite)
Posted at: December 11th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Tennyson quote

Thanks! I'm an obsessive quote gatherer, so I went through with my notebook and wrote down everything I thought was the least bit funny. Some of my favorites were too long to stick on a user pic, alas.

Posted by: Haley/Morwen (haleysings)
Posted at: December 11th, 2009 07:48 am (UTC)

These are great <3 I took 27 and 44. Thanks for sharing these!!

Posted by: Maureen (elvenjaneite)
Posted at: December 11th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)

You're welcome! Glad you liked them.

Posted by: J.Smack (9mil)
Posted at: December 11th, 2009 11:31 am (UTC)

these are absolutely beautiful! grabbed #23 but wanted to grab all of them! great job!

Posted by: Maureen (elvenjaneite)
Posted at: December 11th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
Wind and rain

Thank you! :D

Posted by: R.J. Anderson (rj_anderson)
Posted at: December 11th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
MWT - Pawn of the Gods quote

29, 43, and 50 -- at this rate I'll soon have more MWT icons than anything else! Beautiful work, great quotes, thanks for doing this!

(And it makes me want to send you CoK just so you can make more text icons, but then the MWT community would rise up and kill me for spoiling them.)

Posted by: Maureen (elvenjaneite)
Posted at: December 11th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
Winsome girl

You're welcome!

You could always send it to me anyway and just wait until whenever they actually release it for the quotes. :) (Kidding.)

Posted by: perfectpeace (perfectpeace)
Posted at: December 11th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)

Great! thanks, took No. 5.

Posted by: Maureen (elvenjaneite)
Posted at: December 11th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)

You're welcome!

Posted by: Chachic (chachic)
Posted at: December 12th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
His Royal Petulance

These are beautiful icons! Thanks for making them. I got: 2, 5, 6, 10, 19, 27, 28, 30, 37, 38, 43, 44, 47, 50 and I will credit if I do use them. :)

Posted by: Irrel (irrel)
Posted at: February 25th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)

Taking a bunch, these are great :D

Posted by: pellucid (pellucid)
Posted at: January 9th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
reading sunshine

So I happened to mention that the problem with book fandoms is the difficulty in iconning them, and someone pointed me here for my Attolia icon needs--yay!!! Snagging 23 and will credit, of course.

Posted by: Ri (onnari)
Posted at: June 1st, 2011 07:25 am (UTC)

Snagged 17, will credit. Lovely work!

Posted by: lsellersfic (lsellersfic)
Posted at: January 8th, 2013 12:00 pm (UTC)
Queen's Thief

Sent here by from my . I'm making off with 1, 38, and 44 though goodness knows where I shall find space for them all!!

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