Shannon McDermott

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Shannon McDermott is the author of the fantasy novel The Valley of Decision, as well as the futuristic The Last Heir. She has written the Adventures of Christian Holmes, a series of humorous detective novellas, and Beauty of the Lilies and Summer Leaves (Sons of Tryas, I and II).

Shannon lives in the Midwest and enjoys coffee, novels, and history.

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The Valley of Decision

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The Last Heir

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The Beauty of the Lilies

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Inspection (Adventures of C...

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Summer Leaves

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Happiness is an Aesthetic

There is a scene in Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday where an English detective, impersonating an anarchist, is joined in a “foul tavern” by another English detective, impersonating a nihilistic German professor. The second undercover detective ordered a glass of milk, in keeping with the habits of the Professor de Worms. But he rejected, with contempt, his companion’s suggestion that he actu

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“They were the truth, so far as I can see."
"But you cannot see very far, and what you do see you do not understand. You do not know the truth.”
Shannon McDermott, The Valley of Decision

“When have I rebelled?"
"When have you ever obeyed?”
Shannon McDermott, The Valley of Decision
tags: faith, obey

“Do you know the secret of my success, Alamiri? It is not that I am a great warrior, or that I am cunning or strong - though all those things are true. The secret of my success is that I am bold enough to do what nobody else dares.”
Shannon McDermott, The Valley of Decision

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“Bad is so bad, that we cannot but think good an accident; good is so good, that we feel certain that evil could be explained.”
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“In this world, there must be a certain degree of honor just as there must be a certain amount of light. When there are many men without honor, there will always be some others who bear in themselves the honor of many men.”
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“. . . I still hold two truths with equal and fundamental certainty. One: the British did terrible things to the Irish. Two: the Irish, had they the power, would have done equally terrible things to the British. And so also for any other paired adversaries I can imagine. The difficulty is to hold on to both truths with equal intensity, not let either one negate the other, and know when to emphasize one without forgetting the other. Our humanity is probably lost and gained in the necessary tension between them both. I hope, by the way, that I do not sound anti-British. It is impossible not to admire a people who gave up India and held on to Northern Ireland. That shows a truly Celtic sense of humor.”
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Perseverance pays in pursuing your dreams. I wish your family a festive Thanksgiving holiday.

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