A Quote from The Burning White

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But given time, horror fades, and repetition makes what was unthinkable now normal; the monstrous is made manageable. For mankind adapts to every horror.

This can’t have happened.

This happened but not often.

This happened often, but this happens no longer.

This happens still but not often.

This happens often, but this is what must happen. This is what someone must do.

This is what I must do.

This is what I will do.

I am doing this.

I have done that, and it is what you must do in your turn.

“O my God,” Karris said, “please, please, save us.”

And the words were that commander’s grief, as he held a dead child in his arms, at finding out the massacre hadn’t been committed by some mortal foe but by his own men.

`Chapter 37

 

Man, just when I’m sailing along, Weeks writes something that stops me dead in my tracks! I like that about his writing.

 

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18 thoughts on “A Quote from The Burning White

    1. Yahhh, it IS a commitment. At least you can read the entire series now if you so please and not have to wait almost 10 years 😀

      Just be aware that Weeks’ does like his profanity and his descriptions of bodily functions, etc…

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      1. I get that. But I was just that thinking that sooner or later, there’s always going to be a David Daleiden come along. In a movie, after he exposed the wrongdoing, it would be stopped and we’d have a happy ending. In real life, he gets taken to court.

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    1. I’m guessing Weeks grew up in a conservative home and what we saw in Night Angel was him trying to get away from that but not realizing how deeply tied to it he was.
      It still shows up a little bit in the Lightbringer series, but not as much 🙂

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