On Andis

“The hardest part of being in Indalle was keeping Andis’s secrets.  The death of Indis, the loss of Andis and Ilnaya’s abduction had all taken their toll on my uncle.  The Indallar of my youth, a carefree lord with a winsome smile and a bold flair about him, had vanished into myth.  A tired Sea King ruled the City of the Grotto in his stead, weary from the burdens of command.  If I’d told him the truth about Andis, I’d have lifted his spirits, but my oaths prevented me.  By the Stones, I’ve had my fill of promises and secrets.”   Kandol Elf Lord

On Religion

“Worship was something your people brought to the world, Jerilyn, worship of the Dark Lord and gods more fair.  Yes, the wickedness of Daeryss and the Traitor is well known, but they were not Erlik’s worshippers in the way that you mean it.  The Elder Races had no religion, not even the rites we observed within the Stones would count as one by your standard.  The Maiden’s rites were a practicality, a sacred obligation, a wondrous one but a duty nonetheless, not a form of obeisance. Religion is a modern phenomenon, a fabrication of Mankind, and faith is its pillar.  What need had the Elder Races of faith, we whom loved and laughed amongst the gods?”    Kandol Elf Lord

On Tirel

“After the Long Night, the world changed, Jerilyn.  The Dark Lord is gone and without him, there is no place for his Dark Ones.  The demons of the Elder Days – the Ulgarja, the Jixari, even the rune-scarred Maldoks – are no more.  But this age is also governed by the Necessity and its evil has a name.  The Adversary.”   The Wizard of the Blue Lagoon