Roberta Trahan

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Best-selling author of "The Dream Stewards" quasi-historical epic fantasy series and other speculative fiction - including the post-apocalyptic sci-fi novella "Aftershock". Myth maker, dragon seeker, coffeechocoholic and antique jewelry hoarder.

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“So this was it, she thought. So many times she'd wondered. True sacrifice was the surrender of one sacred thing in favor of keeping another. No matter how prudent or cautious one was, in the end something precious was lost. Whether the claim was in the name of family or duty or honor or truth, it exacted a terrible price. To her dismay, she did not feel the pride or pleasure that Bledig had claimed when he spoke of the sacrifices he had made for her and their children. For Alwen, sacrifice brought grief and guilt, and an unbearable sense of uncertainty.”
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“You can’t protect everybody from everything all the time. Even if you could, that’s not even your job. Your job is to help people deal with stuff on their own so that they know how to handle themselves when you can’t be there. Guess what, big man, no matter what you do, no matter how smart or strong or resourceful you are, things are going to go wrong. Some of us are going to die. Maybe we’re all going to die.”
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“How about we hold off on the big decisions until after breakfast? This sort of talk sits better on a full stomach.”
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Lucinda Dear Roberta,
Thank you so much for acepting my friend request! I look forward to reading your books.
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