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Scorpion by Aleksandr Voinov
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bookshelves: books-i-wrote, genre-fantasy, genre-mm
Read 3 times. Last read January 15, 2013.

Republished.
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“Train as if you had to bring the horse down, not the rider. Fight bulls, not men, and men won’t best you.”
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“In the end, this armor is my skin. If it is damaged, I am damaged.”
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“If you'd lie with scorpions, you need a taste for poison.”
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“He told it as he saw it. His way of lying was to remain silent.”
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Hatred had blossomed from the vine of contempt in his heart, flowers of dark, grim splendor.
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It was easier being strong when another man was strong enough to be weak.
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“All men die, Kendras. Better get used to it. And then fight until the end, with every breath, every heartbeat, every single, last thought.”
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It was easier being strong when another man was strong enough to be weak.
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“I'd meant to seduce him into my bed but he seduced me into his life.”
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“Kendras licked his lips. "Your Highness."
The officer laughed."You make that sound dirty.”
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“The shade melted away as the sun climbed into its zenith. All colors were now covered in stone dust. The only vigorous activity came from the bushes, where cicada songs pulsed like alien hearts.”
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“You learn the wisest lessons from your enemy. If you live.”
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“He did the same in the morning and didn't mind that Steel struggled against him. Steel needed to be subdued first, but he never said no, and he always came.

Maybe Steel thought he was being punished.

Maybe he thought the whipping was forgiven.”
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Reading Progress

Finished Reading (Other ebook Edition)
Finished Reading (Kindle Edition)
March 4, 2011 – Shelved
January 12, 2013 –
page 72
29.75% "Tweaking stuff as I go along. It's mostly non-specific verbs, not enough detail, being wishy-washy. And, yeah, setting up the sequel properly."
January 12, 2013 –
page 75
30.99% "Hit chapter 7. The fact the editor seemed to like the overall book is heartening."
January 13, 2013 –
page 103
42.56% "Argh, a sentence with three "off". And I can't fix it."
January 13, 2013 –
page 129
53.31% "This part's clean."
January 13, 2013 –
page 150
61.98% "Did 22k worth of edits. Up to chapter 16. Bed now."
January 14, 2013 –
page 168
69.42% "The manuscript I'm working from only has 235 pages, so I'm actually further in. Still some wobbly writing, so I'm doing lines and minor dev. fixes. I may be able to finish today, gods willing."
January 14, 2013 –
page 175
72.31%
Started Reading
January 15, 2013 –
page 200
82.64% "7k left to edit. Hit a timeline-related snag. Why on earth am I writing a series?? *goes back to spreadsheet*"
January 15, 2013 – Finished Reading
February 25, 2013 – Shelved (Other ebook Edition)
December 21, 2013 – Shelved (Kindle Edition)

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