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636 pages, Hardcover
First published August 25, 2020
“Thurvishar concentrated as he cast the spell.
"This isn't funny anymore." Thurvishar looked utterly offended. "I'm actually good at this, you realize.”
“It felt like nighttime. It felt like those early-morning hours when inhibitions hide and the surreal gossamer of if-onlys and possibility--so clumsy and fragile by daylight--transform into action. We do things at night we would never dream of doing when the sun is watching.”
"Plummeting to his death was starting to sound quite appealing."
"And you are music and songs and the light of a thousand stars. You are storm clouds and velvet skies and brilliant columns of fire. How can I not be drawn to you?"
“Therin narrowed his eyes at Doc. “Tell me you’re not impersonating Quoran.”
“Okay, I’m not impersonating Quoran. Any other lies you’d like to hear? I’ve got plenty. Here’s a fun one: our sons are absolutely definitely not in love with each other.”
”Janel felt torn between wishing Kihrin and Teraeth would just fuck already to being terrified of where she’d fall once they finally did”
“if you hurt her—"
“If I hurt her, shell rip off all my limbs long before you ever find out about it.”
“And then came the actual riding of said horses, which felt like half a sex act that managed to skip all the fun parts.”
”I'm used to him running off without warning-“ He pointed to me.
"Hey," I said. "You usually have a little warning."
"-but I can't babysit both of you," Teraeth continued, locking glares with Janel.
Morgage have two biological sexes, but they experience them sequentially.
They're born male, and if they're lucky, tough, and smart, in various combinations, they'll die female.
”If one person's dominant, the other person has to be submissive. I don't know. I guess I'm just enough of a romantic to think that's great for bondage play and terrible for love."
”And now that you've stepped over the edge," Talon whispered, "do you fall or do you fly?"