My friend, Erin Hartshorn (you may recognize her name from the Acknowledgments sections in most of my books) is participating in the A-to-Z Blog Challenge and for today's entry, she asked if she could use a quote from my upcoming DDO novel, Skein of Shadows. Of course I said "yes," so, without further ado:
Sabira frowned in disgust.Now go read the rest of the post here.
"Do you ever feel like a piece on the world’s biggest Conqueror board?"
The corner of Greddark’s mouth twitched.
"Well, that is sort of the point of a prophecy, isn’t it?"
And it was exactly why she hated it. Bad enough being manipulated by other people. Throw in the Sovereign Host or the Silver Flame or the dragons or something greater than them all, and it was like saying nothing you did mattered. No choice you made was truly yours; it had been preordained millennia before your race was even born. You were nothing but a performer in some cosmic play, acting out a script you could never see but were doomed to follow, regardless.
To give credence to prophecy was to admit that life was meaningless, and that was a worldview she simply would not - could not - ascribe to.