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368 pages, Paperback
First published September 3, 2019
"What we offer is not simply books on shelves. It is a commonality of scholarship and knowledge. Without it, the world could easily fall into darkness and chaos, without a shared culture of understanding."
"In this place we burn the lamp of knowledge that never goes out. We light the world."
"Sometimes there simply were no good choices to be made. Only costly ones."
"He'd been living in a desert for so long that finding a rose in the sand seemed impossible."
“Better I die for something, even if it’s nothing you’d believe in. Loyalty’s just a word to you. It’s real for me."
“Thomas nodded and looked at Wolfe. Santi. Glain. Dario. Last, at Jess. Jess felt something cold and knotted ease up inside him. They might all be doomed, but at least they were, for the first time in a while, together. And together, they were powerful.”I am beyond sad that there will never be any further stories in this wonderfully realized alternate world, and that I'll never find out how even more amazing Kahlila will be, or how they all, including Wolfe, Santi, Dario, Glain, Thomas and Jess, manage in a new world after their revolution.