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The Gilded Ones

Namina Forna

Top 10 Best Quotes

“No matter my origins, there is worth in what I am.”

“We all have a choice right now. Are we girls or are we demons? Are we going to die or are we going to survive?”

“The physical body—it heals. The scars fade. But the memories are forever. Even when you forget, they remain inside, taunting you, resurfacing when you least expect.”

“Never forget: the same gift they praise you for now, they will kill you for later.”

“My anger builds as I realize how thoroughly my mind has been poisoned that I would be shocked to see women in these positions.”

“All this time, I've been afraid of my ability, when instead I should have been regarding it as a treasured weapon.”

“The emperor and his men, they can use White Hands and the rest of the karmokos to make us into warriors, they can even give us absolution, but they can never change what they did. They can never take back the horrors that have already been inflicted on us.”

“Subterfuge is their art, disguise their trade.”

“No matter what White Hands is, no matter what she’s done, she’s saved the lives of countless girls. Rescued them from certain death. Rescued me.”

“Keita is just like all the rest, giving us impossibilities and calling them choices.”

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Book Keywords:

fantasy, ya, adventure, feminism, fiction, ya-fantasy

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