YA/ADULT LIT MEME » ten series or books (8/10) » The Montmaray Journals by Michelle Cooper
“And I’ll gaze across the chasm to the other side of the island, where I can still sometimes catch sight of a curly-haired urchin running joyously through the tall purple grass, her faithful dog at her heels.”
there’s nothing quite like long-dead kings to cheer up Veronica
He has the potential to be such an interesting, compassionate man. But he’s been so terribly wounded, inside and out, and it’s only his outside scars that anyone’s tried to fix.
‘I did feel a bit sorry for the policemen. When they’d asked for the names of any person who might have reason to dislike Veronica, Simon said, “Anyone who’s ever sat next to her at a dinner party, the majority of this year’s debutantes, and the entire readership of the Fascist newspaper Action.”’
The FitzOsbornes in Exile, by Michelle Cooper
does montmaray even exist anymore?
every tick of the clock seems to nudge it a little further into the past.
She strapped the sword Benedict to her waist and led the castle battalion down to the village, where she waited on the edge of the wharf, her ebony hair streaming behind her in the sea breeze, her noble chin held high.
(Veronica didn’t mention the bits about the hair and the chin; they are my own invention. I always picture Queen Matilda as a cross between Joan of Arc and Veronica.)
It seemed an extraordinary thing for The Times to print on their front page - who on Earth would care?
and you whispered to me, you’ll never be going back home
AU MEME → Fitzos + futuristic wwii → for @frecklenite