by Tom Swift

Nerili: “Love is never easy. We begin by loving the things we can, according to our stature. But it is not long before we find that what we love is other than ourselves, and that our love is no protection against being wounded. Do we then seek to dominate what we love, to make it bend to our will, to stop it from hurting us, even though to do so is to betray love? And that is only when the difficulty begins.”

-Alison Croggon, The Riddle (Book 2, Pellinor Series, 2010)