martedì 24 novembre 2015

Teaser Tuesday #141

Ed ecco di nuovo la rubrica settimanale Teaser Tuesday, creata dal blog Should Be Reading, che si divide in poche, semplici fasi:
1_ prendi il libro che stai leggendo
2_ apri una pagina a caso
3_ scrivi un breve brano (stando attenti a non spoilerare)
4_ scrivi titolo e autore

"It was never easy, between Uther's wild and stormy nature and the constant demands of being High Queen. At first I hated my new position, quailing inwardly before the crowds and wishing desperately we could retreat to some quiet spot of our own. But a Queen belongs to the people, and I was their as much as his. Over the years I grew bolder and not so shy just as he grew less harsh and abrasive. And we ruled well together, of that I'm sure, for he held the Saxon invaders in check and the people prospered."
Igraine was panting now, frowning into the distance at shadows I could not see. Suddendly she tightened her grip.
"I loved him in spite of everything, and in his own way he loved me; like the wind of Tintagel, he brought me life while I brought him calm. But you must understand the price we paid for such love, Gwen... the cost in children who were left motherless too early... in personal desire held forfeit to duty... in penances paid and raw edges abraded by our own consciences. And yet... "
The death rattle struggled in her throat, but she turned her face to me as a blind one does, a sweet smile soffusing her features.
"... I would do it all over again, tomorrow."
 - Queen of the Summer Stars, Persia Woolley

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