30+ quotes from Starfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

Quotes from Starfire

Jennifer Lynn Alvarez ·  272 pages

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“Look at me; I look like a flying pegasus.” “Squawk,” said Crabwing, dancing in the sand. Suddenly, and without warning, cold rain dumped from the sky, and Star was soaked in seconds. Star nickered to his bird. “That’s what I get for admiring myself.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“Two Mountain Herd stallions were dead, and the rest were outnumbered. The dappled stallion called off his warriors and faced Thunderwing. “Leave our territory,” he said, breathing hard, his thick hair curled with sweat. “Not without all my weanlings,” said Thunderwing. “The two hiding over there, and the two you took hostage.” The dappled steed snorted. “They trespassed.” Thunderwing hesitated. “Then tell Rockwing I request a meeting.” The Mountain Herd stallion flared his wings. “A meeting?” He circled the dead bodies of his friends. “How about a war?” Thunderwing grimaced. “Just tell him.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“Grasswing blocked him. “No, Star!” Mossberry’s flesh and feathers melted off her wings, and Star saw the outline of her thin bones. She dropped to the ground, engulfed in flames, her legs flailing upside down.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“Thunderwing fought two stallions at once: a gray and a blue roan. They surrounded him, but he dived under them and came up behind the gray. A double kick to his flank sent the stallion rolling across the sky. The blue roan tucked his wings and crashed into Thunderwing. They fell toward the ground, snapping at each other. Thunderwing opened his wings and stepped on the roan stallion, driving him toward land. Right before impact, Thunderwing flew upward, and the stallion smashed onto the ground, breaking his neck immediately.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“STAR PLUNKED INTO THE SHALLOW END WITH A loud splash, startling a flock of geese. He trotted out of the lake, shook himself, and collapsed, exhausted, in the coarse sand. He lay for a long time, swatting flies with his tail and thinking about what had just happened. The Hundred Year Star blazed next to the sun, visible even during the brightest day.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“followed him, seeming to stalk him from space, and it grew larger each day. In seven cycles of the moon it would be winter and Star’s birthday. At midnight the star would drop low in the sky, transfer its fire to him, and transform him, maybe into a killer—if he lived that long.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“There you are,” a voice rang out, its familiar tone lifting his spirits. It was his best friend, Morningleaf. He looked up to see the chestnut filly soar down out of the fir trees, followed by the twin foals, Bumblewind and Echofrost.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“They landed next to him, chattering and cheerful. Morningleaf greeted him, blowing softly into his nose. His friends obviously had no idea he’d just been transported into the heart of Mountain Herd and back. Already it felt like a dream.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“We’ve been looking for you,” said Morningleaf. “Did you see Brackentail and Stripestorm?” Star asked them. “I saw them,” said Bumblewind. “They came running out of the woods like they were being chased by wolves.” “Did they say anything?” Bumblewind looked at his twin sister. She shrugged her wings. “Not to us. They joined up with the other foals to play.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“Are you okay?” Morningleaf asked, nodding at the cut on Star’s shoulder. She rushed to examine it. “Did Brackentail do this to you?” She looked around for the brown colt, her ears pinned. Star soothed her. “I’m fine. It’s just a scratch.” But he couldn’t believe Brackentail and Stripestorm hadn’t gone for help.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“Members of his own herd had left him to die. Already he saw that Rockwing’s words were true. Heaviness and emptiness rolled through him at the same time. Morningleaf looked back toward Dawn Meadow, Sun Herd’s main grazing land, and scowled. “He’s a featherhead, but Star, why were you out here alone? It’s not safe.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“Star twitched his ears. “I was practicing.” He wouldn’t tell anyone, including his friends, about Rockwing’s offer. His friends would worry, and Sun Herd was already suspicious of him, and they didn’t need another reason to fear him.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“and they didn’t need another reason to fear him. Star glanced at Morningleaf, feeling unhappy that he couldn’t tell her what had just happened. Her dam, Silvercloud, adopted Star after his mother died. Ever since, he and the chestnut filly shared everything. Morningleaf’s eyes swept his oversize black wings, dusty from dragging on the ground, his torn feathers hanging off the edges like moss.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“Any luck with the flying?” she asked. Star shook his curly black mane. “No. I can’t even lift my wings off my back, let alone flap them.” “Did those colts see you trying to fly?” Morningleaf asked. “Is that how the fight started?”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“Star swished his tail as if he could erase the day. “No. They talked about my mother.” Morningleaf narrowed her eyes. “Don’t listen to them. Your mother is a legend.” “I know,” Star whispered, nodding his head. Each century when the Hundred Year Star appeared, a black foal was born to one mare in Anok—and this century, that mare had been his dam, Lightfeather.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“Morningleaf took a deep, proud breath. “No pregnant mare could have migrated alone, with no help from the herd, like she did. She’s incredible.” Star knew all about that, but it didn’t make him feel any better, because his mother had died and was gone forever.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“Bumblewind trotted to Star and wrapped his wing around his neck. “Anyway, if you keep practicing, you’ll fly one day, Star. I know it. Nightwing was born a dud too.” Morningleaf smacked him. “Don’t talk about Nightwing.” Star exhaled. Nightwing was a black foal that lived four hundred years ago.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“The prophecy of the black foal decreed that the Hundred Year Star would transfer its supernatural fire to the colt at midnight on his first birthday. The star would then disappear for another hundred years, and the black foal would become the most powerful pegasus in Anok.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“But black foals were not regular pegasi to begin with, the most obvious difference being their color. Black coats existed for land horses, but not for pegasi. And their long legs and oversize wings, malformations that caused life-threatening early births, also made them different from the others in their herd.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“The foals who survived were duds, and most starved to death. But Nightwing had been an exception—his mother had survived. Since a mare from a different herd was chosen each century to bear the black foal, the herd that received the special colt was known in Anok as the guardian herd.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“It was the over-stallion’s right either to protect or destroy the rare colt, who some pegasi viewed as dangerous and others viewed as extraordinary. This century’s guardian herd was Sun Herd, and the over-stallion, Thunderwing, viewed Star as dangerous. Thunderwing didn’t believe any one pegasus should wield so much power and vowed to end Star’s life on his birthday.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“STAR TROTTED THROUGH THE DENSE PINE FOREST, alone. He wanted to practice his flying where the herd couldn’t see him. The sharp screech of a hawk drew his eyes skyward in time to see a band of pegasi pierce the drifting clouds.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“He’d sent messengers to all the herds informing them about his decision. Star shuddered just thinking about his upcoming execution. The fire of the Hundred Year Star terrified the steeds of Anok because it could be used to unite them or destroy them—and no pegasus, not even Star, was sure if he would have any choice in how the power affected him.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“All the old stories pictured Nightwing as a polite and friendly foal right up until his first birthday, and then he’d turned on the herds, attacking them, setting their grasslands on fire, and driving them to the edge of extinction. Star’s guardian herd feared he would do the same. So the fact that Nightwing had also been born a dud didn’t comfort Star.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“They swooped toward land impressively and then circled around, tapping wings as they passed one another in midair. They were Sun Herd yearlings, out with their flight instructor. Star reared, stretching toward them, trying to fly, but his giant wings hung off him like dead tree branches—useless.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“He sagged against a coarse fir tree, already sweating. It was getting hotter each day, and soon it would be time to migrate to the cooler grasslands in the north. He looked up again and watched the yearlings soar in easy loops. They’d been flying since the day they were born. But he—his wings never worked. If he could just tuck them onto his back,”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“But Lightfeather had believed Star was good. And because of Lightfeather’s belief, Silvercloud, the lead mare of Sun Herd, promised the dying mare she would protect Star as long as she could. The sounds of his friends nickering reminded Star where he was and that he was soaking wet. He shook himself hard, dousing them in water, and his friends scrambled away, whinnying in delight.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“Well, since we’re all here, who wants to play water tag?” asked Echofrost. “You’re it,” whinnied Morningleaf, tagging Star. His friends galloped into the water. Star didn’t feel like playing, but he didn’t want to return to the herd either, so he chased his three friends into the lake.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“he wouldn’t look so foolish walking amid the Sun Herd steeds in the grasslands. Familiar voices pierced the silence, wafting on the breeze from Feather Lake. Star pricked his ears. “Look at me; I’m a dud like Star.” Star crept to the edge of the trees and peeked through the pine needles.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


“He dived under and let the cool water soothe his throbbing wings and raise them off his back. He glided in a lazy circle around Bumblewind, who was not a fast swimmer. Morningleaf paddled above them, her wings extended and her neck flat, the sunlight filtering through her aqua feathers casting stripes of color across the water. Star floated over the tops of the lake plants.”
― Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, quote from Starfire


About the author

Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
Born place: in The United States
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