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By Anonym 15 Sep

Anthony Ryan

Divinity retains the appearance of insight, when in reality it celebrates ignorance. Its tenets are so much clay, and when the clay sets, it becomes dogma.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Anthony Ryan

Only in war does the madman become sane.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Anthony Ryan

I was a slave, but never a fool. This empire is vast beyond imagining and we have killed only a fraction of the force they will bring against us. They will kill us, all of us, for we are slaves and we cannot be allowed even the barest hope of freedom. Without us, they have no empire.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Anthony Ryan

Your realm is an insane place. In Volaria, no-one goes hungry, slaves are no use when they starve. Those freeborn too lazy or lacking in intelligence to turn sufficient profit to feed themselves are made slaves so they can generate wealth for those deserving of freedom, and be fed in return. Here, your people are chained by their freedom, free to starve and beg from the rich. It's disgusting.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Anthony Ryan

War is always an adventure to those who've never seen it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Anthony Ryan

I've survived revolution, war, and over a decade on this continent," the Burgrave reflected. "But by all the ghosts of the hundred emperors, I think fatherhood will finally do me in.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Anthony Ryan

Thirty-four, still undecided on a name, sat practicing his Realm tongue with Draker, although much of the lesson seemed to consist of the correct use of profanity. "No," the big man shook his shaggy head. "Pig-fucker not fuck-pigger.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Anthony Ryan

I did wonder if I'd have cause to rue my action. Now I believe it can safely be filed under Necessary Regrets.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Anthony Ryan

Power comes at a price, love," Veliss replied through bared teeth, maintaining the smile she offered to the townsfolk lining the square. "What power?" "All power. The power to rule, to kill, or, in your case this fine morning, the power to incite the lust of the old goat you're about to meet." "Lust? I have no desire to incite lust in anyone." Veliss turned to her with a quizzical expression, her smile suddenly genuine. "Then I'm afraid you're in for a lifetime of disappointment.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Anthony Ryan

You hide it well, but I can see it, Lord Verniers. You hate us. We have beaten you to obedience but it's still there, like dry tinder waiting for a spark.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anthony Ryan

Men who love themselves hate those who would dim their glory.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anthony Ryan

Courage?" I gave a very soft laugh. "I find courage is just another of life's illusions. In the end, we all do what we must.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Anthony Ryan

War is ever the folly of the ignorant. But I have seen much to convince me some wars must be fought, to the bitterest end if need be.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Anthony Ryan

Have we freed this man or cursed him?" he wondered aloud. "Freedom is never a curse, brother," Thirty-four insisted. "But it is often a hard road.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Anthony Ryan

You will know him by the blade he carries and the Dark-born skill with which he wields it, for none who know the love of the Father may defeat the Darkblade, yet all must stand against him.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Anthony Ryan

I saw cities, and roads of marvelous construction. I saw cruelty and greed, but I've seen them here too. I saw a people live a life that was strange in many ways, but also much the same as anywhere else." "Then why are they so cruel?" There was an earnestness to the girl's face, an honest desire to know. "Cruelty is in all of us," he said. "But they made it a virtue.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Anthony Ryan

What do you think the world is if not just an endless parade of madness? To make war is madness. To seek power is madness." She laughed louder, throwing her arms wide. "And madness is glorious!

By Anonym 17 Sep

Anthony Ryan

Love must risk all or perish.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Anthony Ryan

Nobility is a lie. A pretence that high standing comes from anything more than money or martial prowess. Any dolt can play the noble, and as you'll discover in time, daughter, it's mostly dolts who do.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Anthony Ryan

I cannot believe the path to victory lies in staining our souls so black we become indistinguishable from those we fight.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anthony Ryan

Between lovers, betrayal is always the worst sin.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Anthony Ryan

Lust? I have no desire to incite lust in anyone." Veliss turned to her with a quizzical expression, her smile suddenly genuine. "Then I'm afraid you're in for a lifetime of disappointment.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Anthony Ryan

Face after face contorted in hate, men, women, children. Whatever lies had been voiced against me had clearly gained near-universal acceptance. I knew then that, regardless of what transpired here, my home was now lost to me. It wasn’t just that these people would never accept me, more that I would never forgive their gullibility.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Anthony Ryan

The price of stability is unpreparedness.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Anthony Ryan

It's a rare man who can guard against beauty.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anthony Ryan

Curiosity is also my worst vice, and once stirred one not to be denied.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Anthony Ryan

The promise of power wasn't enough, he thought. So now she tempts me with knowledge.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Anthony Ryan

If you believe our cause so hopeless, why join us?" "Because you offered something I had forgotten could be offered, a choice. And I choose to die free.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anthony Ryan

Life isn't what you want it to be, it's what you make it become.