This part is not my favorite, but it did make me stop reading, look around, and go: "what just happened?"
Perenelle's smile vanished from her face, turning it hard.
"You are not your sister; she is infinitely more powerful than you will ever be, Josh. She can do things that would be impossible for you."
"And of course, you have your own skills," Nicholas said to Josh hastily, glaring at his wife. Josh looked at the couple, confused and suprised about what they'd just said. "I thought we were equal," he said eventually.
Perenelle looked as if she was about to reply, but Josh saw Nicholas catch her hand. squeezing it and silencing her.
- The Necromancer, page 250
That was interesting, because there were many moments where Nicholas would stop Perenelle from saying something, and then:
He'd seen his parents like this on occasion when they were arguing. They would be polite but brittle with one another and would lash out at anyone who irritated them. He wondered what the immortals had been arguing about. And at the back of his mind, he kept remembering that when Perenelle had trained with the Witch of Endor, she'd used her maiden name. She hadn't admitted she was the Alchemyst's wife.
-The Necromancer, page 251
These aren't my favorite quotes, but very interesting ones. What happened to the "I'm so glad to see you, you should be proud of me for driving all the way here Perenelle at the end of the Sorceress? Well, I guess when you have a matter of days to live, it's a bit emotionally-draining...