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thehighlord:

sketch and plan of the High Lord’s residence, by Trudi Canavan.

thehighlord:

sketch and plan of the High Lord’s residence, by Trudi Canavan.

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thebooker:

Books more people should read
» Age of Five by Trudi Canavan «

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In a land on the brink of peace—watched jealously by a ruthless cult from across the sea and beset by hidden enemies—five extraordinary humans must serve as sword and shield of the Gods. Auraya is one.

Her heroism saved a village from destruction; now Auraya has been named Priestess of the White. The limits of her unique talents must be tested in order to prove her worthy of the honor and grave responsibility awarded to her. But a perilous road lies ahead, fraught with pitfalls that will challenge the newest servant of the gods. An enduring friendship with a Dreamweaver—a member of an ancient outcast sect of sorcerer-healers—could destroy Auraya’s future. And her destiny has set her in conflict with a powerful and mysterious, black-clad sorcerer with but a single purpose: the total annihilation of the White. And he is not alone..

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I read this series twice it was so good, though I must admit I wasn’t impressed the first time around. But there was just something about this book that kept me thinking so I read it again about a year later and fell in love.

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Comparison between Snape and Akkarin

quinsque:

1. Both Snape and Akkarin are secret agents. They work undercover to fight the ultimate enemy, and cannot let anyone else know, except for a trusted few(one). Except that Snape is a double agent, while Akkarin…he’s not really a ‘double-agent’. More of a ‘secret undercover spy’.

2. They both fight…

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dohegotdebussy:

So… it seems Tumblr is missing a fandom.

A result of this means that practically no-one can understand my OTP.

Sonea and Akkarin.

If anyone knows who these people are, you are so fracking awesome.

True dat

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The Black Magician trilogy by Trudi Canavan

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I’m watching Reign

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I’m watching New Girl

“It’s against the law you beautiful creature!”

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I’m watching Once Upon a Time

“FINALLY!!”

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nerdcredred:

This was undoubtedly the best one.

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by erikkwakkel:

Heavenly library

Today I visited the medieval library at Merton College, Oxford as a guest of the Fellow Librarian. It is the UK’s oldest library that was designed to be used by scholars, and it has been functioning as such since its construction in the 1370s. You enter the library at the ground level through a massive door. Going up the stairs you reach the upper floor, where the books are stored. It is sensational to walk among the rows of book cases in the half-lit room. Their shelves are filled with hundreds of early-modern books (many still fitted in their original bindings), which are patiently waiting until someone will touch them again. Heavy benches hoovering over wooden floors are a reminder that this room was once filled with scholars leaning over their books, trying to catch the last light of the day. In the middle of the library a heavy 13th-century book chest is found, next to a small collection of shiny 14th-century astrolabes. What a heavenly place.

Pics (my own): library, book cases, consultation bench, book chest (13th century), stained-glass window (medieval), and entrance. More information about the library on Merton College’s website (here) and also here; more on Merton College, which dates from the 13th-century, here.

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