[LMB] OT: breaking rules Wrede works

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 21:47:05 BST 2015


On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 2:13 PM, <pouncer at aol.com> wrote:

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> From    Marc Wilson
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> >only when you understand the rules so thoroughly that you
> >can't break them by accident, are you ready to break them
> >on purpose.
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> Something very like that is offered in _Sorcery
> and Cecelia by Lois-friends Patricia C. Wrede and
> Caroline Stevermer; the "rules" in question being of
> etiquette.
> Finding the exact quote in question I leave as an exercise for the list,
> although the expression "however you please" lingers in my memory as a
> fragment of the dialog.
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I don't remember which story had the country-cousin heroine horrified at
the number of rules she had to learn...  until the tutor said, but how else
will you know when its appropriate to break them?  And then she learned
quickly.

Possibly one of the Elemental Masters by Mercedes Lackey.

Sylvia


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