The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassing beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good. . . and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt.
Phèdre nó Delaunay is a young woman who was born... read more
“That which yields is not always weak.”Hyacinthe, then Phèdre
“When Love cast me out, it was Cruelty who took pity upon me.”Phèdre
“There is no fulfillment that is not made sweeter for the prolonging of desire.”Phèdre
“Yes my lord, but questions are dangerous, for they have answers”Phèdre
“To have a traitor for an ally is to have an enemy in waiting”Phèdre
“All knowledge is worth having”Delaunay to Phèdre to Hyacinthe
It is a human failing, to attribute the best of motives to those we know the least, and the worst to those we love best;Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
“That which yields, is not always weak. Choose your victories wisely.”Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
It is a fine line, in all of us, between civilization and savagery. To any who think they would never cross it, I can only say, if you have never known what it is to be utterly betrayed and abandoned, you cannot know how close it is.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
Pain and delight, I took from him, and gave him back both, until we understood, the both of us, how they are intertwined, how one does not come without the other.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
“Only insofar as you enjoy being sorry, my dear, which, while it is a considerable amount, occurs only after the fact, thus making it a singularly ineffective deterrent,Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
There are those who are awkward in the face of sorrow, fearing to say the wrong thing; to them, I say, there is no wrong in comfort, ever. A kind word, a consoling arm … these things are ever welcome.Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
It is my observation, though, that happiness limits the amount of suffering one is willing to inflict upon others.Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
The poets do not sing of this, either, how death begets the urge toward life.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
In the general course of things, when beauty passes, the flower bows its head upon the stem and fails. Sometimes, though, when the petals droop, a framework of tempered steel is revealed within.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
“Will you teach me to play the game of thrones? I think not, Delaunay.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
This novel portrays sex, sado-masochistic sex, homosexuality, and prostitution as sacred to its particular gods. Anyone who is made uneasy by these subjects should avoid this series. That being said, it also contains strong themes regarding love, honor, loyalty and an epic love story. It also contains a high volume of violence and war that may not be suitable to certain audiences.
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