What are your favourite lines from fantasy novels? What words give you a thrill when you read them; make your heart beat faster; send shivers down you spine? This is one of my favourite moments from Lord of the Rings. Eowyn, in the guise of Dernhelm, defies the Lord of the Nazgul, standing tall and unbowed when all others have fled away in terror (save for one very frightened but brave Hobbit) love for her king lending her courage... A cold voice answered: "Come not between the Nazgul and his prey! Or he will not slay thee in thy turn. He will bear thee away to the houses of lamentation, beyond all darkness, where thy flesh shall be devoured, and thy shrivelled mind be left naked to the lidless eye." A sword rang as it was drawn. "Do what you will; but I will hinder it if I may." "Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!" Then Merry heard of all sounds in that hour the strangest. It seemed that Dernhelm laughed, and the clear voice was like the ring of steel. "But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Eowyn I am, Eomund's daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him!"