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S.G. Night

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S.G. Night has had stories growing in his head since birth. He began the final version of "Attrition" at the age of 14, and finished shortly before turning 18. He's a storyteller, a cynic, and a libertarian - he does things his own way. A sucker for puppies and English musicals about French people, Night enjoys the winter, writing before the break of day, and the company of fire.

The following is a review of ATTRITION from Jazmen of ThisGirlReadsALot:

"Attrition is a multi layered colorfully striking kick a** tale featuring supernatural characters with a tale for the ages. Its not a story for the weak hearted. Its layers and characters grab you and keep you from page one. I found myself immersed in a story my mind was unprepared for. When I pick up books like these I'm o... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 21, 2013 07:34 • 177 views • Tags: attrition, jazmen_, night, review, sg, sg-night, thisgirlreadsalot
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“Please. Don’t try and play games with me. It’s belittling. I’m not stupid — I can spot a wolf in sheep’s clothing when I see one - and your claws are showing.” -Enoch Michelson”
S.G. Night, Attrition: the First Act of Penance

“I clench my teeth and push forward. My pen grinds out the first and eldest word: an Ink-borne lance of black fire, scratched into a sheet of ice.

-The Penitent God”
S.G. Night, Attrition: the First Act of Penance

“Racath admired them — well, most of them. Not the deacon. People like the deacon had spent their lives down on their knees while others had fought and died defending them from the Demons. Shameless swine."
-The Penitent God”
S.G. Night, Attrition: the First Act of Penance

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“Why don't you just do it, then?" Racath hissed. "Just kill me. I dare you."

Now, I assume you know what this is. You've seen this before in other stories - the part where the disgruntled villain stands over the hero. He is triumphant, the hero now at his mercy. But when commanded to slay him, he hesitates. He lowers his sword. And he says: "I cannot."

If you are to take away but one thing from the words I have spoken, let it be this: there is a world of difference between "I Cannot" and "I will not".

"I cannot" is a surrender. It implies a lack of options. Someone who says such a thing does so only because they have no other choice. They do not WISH to relent - in fact, they usually want to obey their mandate and destroy the hero at their feet. But they cannot, because the guilt is too unbearable. But that does not make him a better man; all that a man who says "I cannot" has done, is given in to the compulsion to repent.

Allow me to make myself perfectly clear - I HAD other options. Easy options. Simple options. I could have killed Racath Thanjel that day. I could have killed him and all the others, too. I could have left them dead and bloody on that grassy hill, and gone trotting back to the Imperator's lap. I could have shrugged off the attrition that had dogged my every step, thought better of my disenssion, given up on all hope of absolution and accepted my damnation. And I could have spent the rest of eternity destroying God's green earth at Lavethion's side.

I could have. It would have been so easy. So simple. So wrong. And I didn't want to.

And so I took a sickened step away. Stabbed Osveta into the grass. Shook my head. And said: "I won't.”
S.G. Night, Dissension: the Second Act of Penance

“My palm connected with the final looking-glass. A wave of brittle fractures rippled outward from the place my sanguine hand had struck. It shattered. I watched the pieces of my former life--the reflection of this monster I'd become—fall about my feet in a hailstorm of blood, tears, and broken mirrors. My attrition was complete. And now dissension boiled in my veins. I would find my penance. Even if God could not forgive me, even if she could not forgive me...maybe I could at least find the power to forgive myself.”
S.G. Night, Dissension: the Second Act of Penance

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