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Go carefully, child of maat, where no mercy can be had, and let your faith lead you on."
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"Niko and his women will be the death of all the Stepsons yet."
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Here Stormbringer spies the Stepsons, the Theban fighters, and the 3rd Commando, attending to their own. In the face of such unflinching determination and unswerving devotion, the hurricane pauses and calms. Its ravings turn to mutters.
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"Fury from the heavens; fury at the gods – inseparable."
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Listen close and you can hear, “Please, bless us and forgive us, and make us good here and strong here. Let us get along here. Let those we love and left behind be blessed. Let us find the proper path and keep to it. Help us act harmoniously, and find work pleasing in the sight of god and man.”
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"Honorable battle sustains a Sacred Band."
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Niko’s angular face caught a flicker of firelight and Tempus saw his future there: sharp purpose, discipline, and power in perfect balance; love of man and gods, and mercy transcending all. If war ever wore a more humane face, this one would make it so.
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“The city guardsmen were like the keres, doom-bringers of merciless vengeance.”
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"I want to live like a man."
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new! "Kiss my pommel."
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I don't want to be any closer to the gods than death will bring me.
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When I write what publishers call ‘fantasy’ I am writing in what I think is the most important tradition of fiction: starting with Homer and up through Shakespeare and Milton, the most important themes to tackle are those of the mythopoeic domain, tales of the body and mind seen through a temperament and a cosmos divorced from current reality so what is said can be more clear.
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Gods have bloody hands.
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Wars don’t bring lasting peace, only lasting death.
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All gods are tricksters, and war gods worst of any.
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"Dreamers and dreaming dead, lots of them from neither here nor there with no chance of getting home again, lost in place and time..."
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“Choose life over death, Niko, when a choice can be made that puts no soul in jeopardy.”
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Vengeance is disappointing, always.
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Stop grieving. Start giving thanks to me. You live to fight on other days.
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