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852 pages, Kindle Edition
First published June 23, 2020
“Cry havoc, and let slip the gods of war.”
“We never know what life will bring. What course our lives might have taken if we’d made different decisions, from the smallest to the largest. If I had stayed, any number of things would have been different. Better or worse, we'll never know.”
“This is called a gladius, right?”
“It is,” says Kabir.
Cain looks askance at how Zeke holds it and waves it around. “In your hand, however, it’s more of a sadius."
“Most modern human beings believe themselves to be true individuals, different unique, better and above all other lifeforms and the earth itself. They have lost connection with what they truly are, and can be… We are not and will never be alone, but exist in symbioses with all that surrounds us.”
“Shit happens, my boy. There wouldn’t be any good stories if it didn’t.”
“This world, your world, is the only one you have, and will ever be. All human possibility, every potential for all things, lies here and here alone, within you all. Prospects for the good, as well as the bad.”
“The memories of our loved ones cling to us after this life is done, and memories are living things that bring us strength and comfort.”