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592 pages, Hardcover
First published August 21, 2007
“Elend: I kind of lost track of time…
Breeze: For two hours?
Elend: There were books involved.”
“A man can only lead when others accept him as their leader, and he has only as much authority as his subjects give to him. All of the brilliant ideas in the world cannot save your kingdom if no one will listen to them.”
“It's easy to believe in something when you win all the time...The losses are what define a man's faith.”
It's easy to believe in something when you win all the time...The losses are what define a man's faith.
It was because she understood her purpose. And she agreed with it. She could fight, could kill, if it meant defending those who could not defend themselves. Kelsier might have been able to kill for shock or retribution, but that wasn’t good enough for Vin.
And she would never let it be again.
"You wonder if we should just give up. Well, we’re not going to do that. . . . We‘ll fight, and we‘ll die with dignity. Then, the city will burn - but we‘ll have said something. The Lord Ruler pushed us around for a thousand years, but now we skaa have pride. We fight. We resist. And we die.“