THE QUOTABLE QUOTE OF THE DAY
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“Your lands will stretch from sea to sea. But peace comes at the price of bloodshed. Five battles will bring you peace, four to win and one to lose. Many must die, but you yourself are safe from death, except at the hands of your own son.”
Brilliance Of The Moon
Prophecies are a common trope of fantasy fiction, and this particular gem, from Brilliance Of The Moon, the third book of the Tales Of The Otori series, is a fabulous example of such. It’s a wonderfully written, very poetic prophecy, as befitting of a writer as talented as Lian Hearn (pen name of the British born children’s author, Gillian Rubinstein).
I can’t think of another prophecy from any other book that is quite as memorable as this one. If you happen to know of one as good as this, please let me know in the comments.
Unforgettable quotes of fantasy and science fiction literature. The long and the brief; the funny and the serious; the whimsical and the dramatic.