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672 pages, Hardcover
First published December 1, 2012
“Come, boy, it is time for a lesson. Let me teach you the power of words,”
“The mountains were gone, replaced by a lush green vale. A river flowed out of the mountains, twisting in great curves through the vale until it”
“Both the brave man and the coward feel the same. The only difference between them is that the brave man faces his fear, does not run.”
"There is a hole in your heart, an empty space. You must fill it with meaning. You need a cause to live for, to fight for, perhaps to die for... Choose me."
"Fear will not rule me."
"We all fear, Ban. Even Tull. It's what we do about it-that's the important thing. That's what'll make you the man you grow into. You must learn to control your emotions, boy. Those that don't do that often end up dead: anger, fear, pride, whatever. If your emotions control you, sooner or later you're a dead man... Learn to control them and they can be a tool that makes you stronger."
"Both the brave man and the coward feel the same. The only difference between them is that the brave man faces his fear, does not run."
"Corban knew, beyond all measure of doubt, that from this moment things would never be the same again. His life had just changed irrevocably and forever."
I shall stay and tell my tale, hope that it may serve some purpose, that eyes shall see it and learn, that the future will not repeat the mistakes of the past. That is my prayer, but what use is prayer to a god that has abandoned all things . . .
But it was part of a cause. A necessary evil. Many such evils were undertaken in war, for the greater good. But it still did not sound right, hearing it said so straight and clear.
"You seem to be developing a distinct talent for being in the wrong place at the wrong time."