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“He hated me on principle, and he fascinated me in spite of myself.”

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“…A parting of night as if Hades himself was breaching the veil from the underworld.”

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“Knowledge always has the potential to be dangerous. It is a more powerful weapon than any sword or spell.”

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This is the June pick for the Dragons and Tea Book Club! 🐉☕

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