“How convenient. Everyone’s either unconscious or apparently delirious.”
“Just as you were children when the Circle plotted the destruction of the Clave?”
“This is all going to be very hard to explain to my mom,”
“I thought I’d lie on the floor and writhe in pain for a while,”
“She just throws things against the door and screams. She said that if I came in she’d jump out the window.”
“All his insides fell out. And then they started eating.”
“I can kind of see why she hates you.”
“You’re obviously psychotic.”
“I should have killed him myself. It would have showed that I cared.”
“Nothing good ever starts with the words ‘Valentine said’.”
Lackey seems to have written more of this than Flint or Freer. Even the big bad - the Chernobog possessed Grand Duke Jagiellon comes across as a cut rate Doctor Doom and not the unholy monster he was in previous books. This was a disappointing utter letdown. Where are the religious schisms? The multiple plot strands? Why are Kat and Marco so wet, stupid and boring? Why is Benito hanging out with the grandfather who left him and his half brother to die in a swamp?
“Waving a sword around with grave danger to his cheering comrades.”
“Poseidon seems to have fathered kids on nearly everything that breathed."