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"It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone. " -- Rose Kennedy

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. ”  -- Plato

“The life of the dead is set in the memory of the living. ”  -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love. ”  -- Washington Irving

“We all wear masks and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing our own skin.”  -- André Berthiaume

“I am an invisible man. No I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe: Nor am I one of your Hollywood movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids - and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, simply because people refuse to see me.”  -- Ralph Ellison

“Without knowledge, life is no more than the shadow of death.”  -- Molière

“Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it: nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.”  -- Jean de La Fontaine

“Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.”  -- Jean de La Fontaine


The Honor of the Queen (Honor Harrington #2) by David Weber

The Honor of the Queen  - David Weber

When I first read a few of the reviews for this book I was a bit apprehensive, because of the belief system that the planetary people shared. I'm not into the whole god stuff and I can't say I'm a fan of having it incorporated into my reads either, but this was done almost exquisitely and I found myself relaxing and just enjoying the read. 

This book was very nice indeed and to me at least, it seemed like a bit of the dryness of the technical stuff had lessened, which only improved the book. 

I am curious as to what will happen in the next book regarding

her face and eye. I'm also immensely glad to see that McKeon survived the Troubadour's fatal hit. To see Courvosier bite the dust was a bit hard, I rather liked having him around although he was a new char.

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I'm really looking forward to reading the next book in this series.