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    "This one is a special case," Burgess says. "He is a war hero. Do you understand? You will be on your best behavior. You know what happens when you are not."

    Two years into his imprisonment, and Dream of the Endless has not given Roderick Burgess what he wants. Yet if he cannot have back his son, then he will have whatever else Dream has to give, and sell it to the highest bidder: body, powers, and all.

    Hob Gadling, newly back from the Western Front, has barely slept since 1889, and is desperate for any sort of relief, even that peddled by mad old men claiming to be warlocks.

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    05 Dec 2022

  2. Public Bookmark 12

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    They were in love. Not obtrusively, not dramatically, but in a thousand subtle different ways—and the village’s imaginations were captured by the very nature of their romance. Regarded with equal jealousy and admiration, Hua Cheng and Xie Lian were proof that love as devoted and firm as solid bedrock did exist, that life-long soulmates were possible.

    But then one day: a fierce storm suddenly rolling in during the early hours of the morning; Xie Lian’s little boat, tossing helplessly in the churning waves; and Hua Cheng frantically running all the way from their little cottage into the village, to beg someone to lend him a boat so he could go to her, please. Please, she needs me, I have to go to her! Please!

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    No one ever said, but everyone thought the same: that it was a mercy, when Hua Cheng disappeared not long after. Hua Cheng’s heart had drowned that day—how could he be expected to live without her?

     
    The tale of the infamous pirate Crimson Rain Sought Flower, and the ocean that loved him.

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    28 Nov 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 6

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    It was absurd for a celebrated mage and former hero of the kingdom to decide he was going to marry a peasant girl and live the life of a faceless villager, but Vesper decided to give it a shot anyway. Obscurity had to have its advantages.

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    27 Nov 2022

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    “When the Night’s King rides,” the giant said, each word slow as cold honey pouring, “the King in the North must answer. The King in the North…whose name is Stark.”

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    13 Nov 2022

  5. Public Bookmark 17

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    The timestamp in the corner of the screen ticks on from 01:24:03 to :04 to :05, until the minute switches to 25—a total of fifty-seven seconds.The guards hold their position, motionless, until the Guard on the right slumps just a little further, elbow slipping off the desk. He flails and barely catches himself on the edge of the table. The Guard on the left jumps and hauls his helmet off. He turns and appears to be spitting invectives at the Guard on the right. The right-hand Guard appears to be about to reply—

     

     

     

     

    —and then they both freeze and turn to face the camera, body language changing like a switch has flipped. The left-hand Guard jams his helmet back on his head as the first pulls a blaster, and a third clone steps into frame—helmetless, in plain white plastoid armor, both hands up and weaponless.

    As he walks forward, a tattoo in the shape of a number five just barely shows on his temple.

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    12 Nov 2022