No one was ever simply anything, she was learning.
Baring teeth in what could pass for a smile, Valda straightened. Asunawa had a love of truth, a strange love; he could tie it into knots, or hang it up and flay it while it screamed, but so far as Valda knew, he never actually lied.
“Aerin could not remember a time when she had not known the story; she had grown up knowing it. … But there was more of the story yet to be told; Aerin’s destiny was greater than even she had dreamed–for she was to be the true hero who would wield the power of the Blue Sword…”
“Redwall Abbey, tranquil home to a community of peace-loving mice, is threatened by Cluny the Scourge savage bilge rat warlord and his battle-hardened horde. But the Redwall mice and their loyal woodland friends combine their courage and strength.”
Begins with the three paths to Gondor in one book, and Sam’s rescue of Frodo in the other, ending three or four different times as the threads are tied back together.
This volume has one book split among the viewpoints of the hobbits and the hunters, and the other is wholly Frodo and Sam’s storyline. Runs from Legolas, Gimli, and Aragorn’s orc-hunt to the (start of the) race to Gondor after Helm’s Deep, and from the mazelike Emyn Muil through the encounter with Shelob.
If you need a summary here, you make me sad. Go. Read. (This volume runs from the long-expected party to the breaking of the fellowship at Parth Galen under Amon Hen.)
Wizards and dwarves and elves (and goblins and trolls and spiders and a dragon), oh my! (Not to mention hobbits, who really would rather be back at home in front of a hot kettle with a full belly and some snacks and pipe-weed at hand.)
A Shakespeare-ish mashup wherein Granny learns that drama is all pretend; Nanny is not impressed; Magrat and a Fool flirt awkwardly; and though destiny must be fulfilled, it’s not so particular that it can’t be tricked a little.
Magrat becomes a fairy godmother, and the witches take a trip to a town where stories twist people to fit inside. Also: don’t stand between two mirrors.