To reach the throne requires that a man journey. Even a path paved with good intentions can lead to hell, and my intentions were never good.
The Hundred converge for Congression to politic upon the corpse of Empire, and while they talk the Dead King makes his move, and I make mine. The... read more
“Life can tear away what’s vital to a man, hook it from him, one scrap at a time, leaving him empty-handed and beggared by the years.”
“Every man has his thorns, not of him, but in him, deep as bones.”
“The scars of the briar mark me, a calligraphy of violence, a message blood-writ, requiring a lifetime to translate.”
“‘No.’ The queen fell, toppling two pawns. ‘I’m past games.’”Jorg
“The stench of his wound came stronger now I stood close. Corruption is nibbling at our heels from the hour we’re born. The stink of rot just reminds us where our feet are leading us, whichever direction they point in.”
“Perhaps I just wanted to know what it was that I wanted. Maybe that is all that growing up means.”
“‘We can’t be trapped by fear. Lives lived within such walls are just slower deaths.’”
“‘That’ is never all there is to it. Hurt spreads and grows and reaches out to break what’s good. Time heals all wounds, but often it’s only by the application of the grave, and while we live some hurts live with us, burning, making us twist and turn to escape them. And as we twist, we turn into other men.”
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