“Has he forced his frozen limbs tot o work, rolling first to his knees and then to a shambling walk, he had a moment of insight, that he had just seen in miniature his own life – and every human life- a process where heat slowly, relentlessly dissipated in the face of un feeling and beautiful ice.”
“’ You see I have very little left to lose,’ he said.
‘Everyone always thinks that,’ commented colonel Aspiche, ‘ until that little bit is taken away- and feels like the whole of the world.’”
“What they did not understand – what no one understood, from her raging father to her aunt to Roger to the comte and the Contessa with their wicked violations- was the particular character of her own desires, her own sunbaked, moist-aired, salt-tinged dreams. […]…her colors – the pigments of her need- existed before an artist’s interposition – crumbled, primal minerals and untreated salts, feathers and bones, shells oozing purple ink, damp on a table top and still reeking of the sea."
“‘I am no swordsman, […]The farther I keep them from me, the safer I’ll remain. None of which makes me feel any less ridiculous – yet if it helps me survive, I will wear a cap and bells.’”...Continua
A real page turner, full of peculiar elements: a misterious city, surprising characters, an original atmosphere...if you like adventure in an old style...don't miss it!
Battles, strange characters, fascinating blue women, filthy thoughts, english landscapes darkened by fogs and wolves, fights, a bit of poetry.
Fun for a rainy day. Nothing more. But fun.
FANTASTIC! I absolulty loved this book, the way you are thrown in as 3 different characters that all eventually meet and thier stories entwine to form one of the most strange yet cut throat and bodice ripping adventures ever! If you ever come across this book READ IT!...Continua