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423 pages, Mass Market Paperback
First published May 24, 2005
“I was imagining the most bizarre things befalling you.” “Did they include a 600-pound ice bear and a pirate poet?” “No.” “Then they weren’t the most bizarre after all.”
"She said it was no worse a barter than any and better than most, and that I should look to my own future, that it was just like a woman’s version of the same loyalty due from a man to his Prince. I said I did not think most men would...well, I’m afraid I said something rude."
'"Why doesn’t your wolf help you so?" Because I have worked for a decade and more to cripple it, bind it down tight, and I thought I was safe and now your questions frighten me worse than the wolf within.’
‘In the utter most extremity, abandoned by all who should have protected her, she’d found that she need not abandon herself. A powerful lesson. A dangerous lesson.’
‘Ingrey had no burning desire to rush this acursed, naive girl to her earthy judgement either. She was not afraid of the right things. Five Gods help him, she seemed not afraid of anything.’
"I admit, only Ingrey kin Wolfcliff would ignite with lust for a woman who bludgeons her lovers to death."
“I might have anticipated some seducer, arrogant in his rank. It was the heretical sorcery and howling madness that took me by surprise."
"Give over, Ingrey, I am no monster." "But I am."
"I do not know where I am going, but I am quite weary enough of where I’ve been."
“We should be trying to stay alive, Ijata” “I am not at all sure,” she said rather quietly, “that staying alive is what this is all about.”