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You can fight corelings?' he asked.
'You can fight anything, Arlen,' Ragen said. 'The problem with fighting corelings is that more often than not, you lose. — Peter V. Brett

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There's nothing gained in lamenting what never was. — Peter V. Brett

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I read every review online, and I want to respond to those, but I resist the urge to do that. — Peter V. Brett

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I learned a lot from this book, because I wrote it myself. My rating may be somewhat biased as a result. — Peter V. Brett

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He slowed down when the house was in sight, despite the cries of his parents, despite the terror in their voices. This was the time of day he felt most alive. He watched the sun dip in the sky, eclipsed by the turning of the world beneath him. Shadows began to lengthen. He waited until the last minute, and then ran to his house as fast as he could, the exhilarating tingle of fear sweeping over him, making his heart pound and his hands shake. Air tasted better in those few seconds, his body alive with sensation. No sight was more beautiful than the reds and oranges of dusk, no sound more exciting than his parents' warnings. He tumbled over the threshold, careful not to disturb the wards, and turned to watch the corelings rise. — Peter V. Brett

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Bruna nodded. We keep the knowledge of the old world for the day it will be needed again, but that knowledge comes with a great responsibility. If the histories of the ancient wars of man tell us anything, it's that men cannot be trusted with the secrets of fire. — Peter V. Brett

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All the joy and color was washed from her face, and at first the sadness only made her more beautiful. But — Peter V. Brett

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Few could match her wisdom, and fewer still her stubbornness. — Peter V. Brett

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How did you deal with it? How do you stop loving someone?"
"The Creator didn't make love conditional," Jona said. "Love is what makes us human. What separates us from the corelings. There is value in it, even when it is not requited. — Peter V. Brett

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Choose a book," she said. "Any book. Bring it here, and I'll show you what else the world can offer. — Peter V. Brett

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Rojer!" his mother cried, stumbling towards the washing trough before falling to her knees. Screaming in pain, she reached back and got a firm grip on one of the coreling's horns.
"You ... can't ... have ... my ... son!" she screamed, and threw herself forward, pulling on the horn with all her strength. Torn from its perch, the demon took ribbons of flesh with it, as Kally flipped it into the trough.
Soaking crockery shattered on impact, and the flame demon gurgled and thrashed, steam filling the air as the water was brought to an instant boil. Kally screamed as her arms burned, but she held the creature under until its thrashes stopped. — Peter V. Brett

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I'll take my chances with this life all the same. The next one will find you no matter where you run. No sense chasing it. — Peter V. Brett

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He feared no challenger face-to-face, but war was deception, as Khevat had taught him, and not all men fought their enemies with spear and fist. — Peter V. Brett

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The Evejah tells us: When a man's purse is empty, his rivals grow bolder. — Peter V. Brett

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Can't trust no one else to do what you won't do for yourself. — Peter V. Brett

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You can't help everyone, Arlen," Ragen said, "but you should make every
effort to help those you can. — Peter V. Brett

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I will respect the corelings, Arlen thought, but I will never stop fighting them. — Peter V. Brett

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Pain teaches, Par'chin, Jardir had once told him, and so we give it freely. Pleasure teaches nothing, and so must be earned. — Peter V. Brett

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The ward designs were co-created by myself and Lauren K. Cannon. She read how they were described in 'The Warded Man,' and we had long discussions about what sources to draw from for the symbols, drawing inspiration from Arabic, Japanese, Chinese and Sanskrit. — Peter V. Brett

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Corespawn it, Ren, you can't just go around cutting people's hands off! — Peter V. Brett

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Great things can be found in small talk — Peter V. Brett

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Folk can't learn their lessons if they skip school. — Peter V. Brett

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My father said the weakest camel draws the wolves."
"Mine told me to hide until the wolves go away," Abban replied. — Peter V. Brett

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I jump around in the plotting stage, where I basically just make a bulleted list of every damn thing that happens in the entire book. — Peter V. Brett

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I was heavily influenced by J. R. R. Tolkien, George R. R. Martin, C. S. Friedman, Terry Brooks, Robert Jordan, R. A. Salvatore, and James Clavell to name a few, but of course every book I've ever read, whether I liked it or not, has had an influence ... I think I am constantly evolving as a writer, but not to mimic anyone else or mainstream trends. — Peter V. Brett

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Let people hide in their homes, caged like chickens. Cowards deserve no better. — Peter V. Brett

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Why are you doing this?" Amanvah whispered, her accent thick like her mother's, but every word clear. "My mother would not be so kind to one who tried to poison her."
"Nor would mine, but we are not our mothers, Amanvah," Leesha said. — Peter V. Brett

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I think George R. R. Martin made fantasy grow up. He brought a level of reality into the storytelling where you realize the good guys don't always win and anyone can die, because that's how life works. Bringing that level of reality into the story I think forced the genre to mature in a lot of ways that it hadn't prior. — Peter V. Brett

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I have rare moments of competence. — Peter V. Brett

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Don't be so quick to leave childhood behind, girl," Bruna said. "You'll find you miss it when its gone. — Peter V. Brett

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Kaji's ways," Abban said. "Interpreted by corrupt Damaji to their own ends over the centuries. — Peter V. Brett

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Their families bled for him, and he repaid them in candy. — Peter V. Brett

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I've been obsessed with demons since reading 'The Elfstones of Shannara' and 'Master of the Five Magics' by Lyndon Hardy. — Peter V. Brett

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Letting your guard down, even for a moment, invites death. — Peter V. Brett

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We cannot tell the rain when to come, nor the winter, nor the cold. — Peter V. Brett

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We all make mistakes, Gared. But those that can see 'em are halfway to being better men. — Peter V. Brett

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I am the palm and this is only wind. I will bend, but I will not break. — Peter V. Brett

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There's a wide world out there, for those willing to brave the dark. — Peter V. Brett

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Let others determine your worth and you're already lost, because no one wants people worth more than themselves. — Peter V. Brett

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Because we forgot magic,' Gim — Peter V. Brett

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Because Ragen is kind hearted and strong at the same time, and I know how rare that kind of man is. Because I never doubted that he loved me, and would come back. But most of all, because the moments I had with him were worth all the ones apart. — Peter V. Brett

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I'm not going to hide away and leave my friends to the corelings!" she shouted. "We'll find a way to ward the Holy House, and make our stand here. Together! And if demons should dare come and try to take my children, I have secrets of fire that will burn them from this world!"
My children, Leesha thought, in the sudden silence that followed. Am I Bruna now, to think of them so?
She looked around, taking in the scared and sooty faces, not a one taking charge, and realized for the first time that as far as everyone was concerned, she was Bruna. She was Herb Gatherer for Cutter's Hollow now. Sometimes that meant bringing healing, and sometimes ...
Sometimes it meant a dash of pepper in the eyes, or burning a wood demon in your yard. — Peter V. Brett

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One of these days, your luck won't hold, his father's voice reminded him.
Maybe, he thought back to it, but not today. — Peter V. Brett

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Arlen welcomed the pain, for it meant he was alive when he had no right to be. — Peter V. Brett

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When I made the decision to really get serious about my writing, I set myself a goal of 1,000 words a day for seven days. If I got to 7,000 words before Monday I could take a day off, but I had to get there. I had to do that every week. — Peter V. Brett

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You came to lands that were not yours, murdered thousands of men, raped their women, enslaved their children, and think your soul is clean because their holy book's a little different from yours! You keep the demons from them, ay, but chickens on the chopping block don't call the butcher Deliverer for keeping the fox at bay. — Peter V. Brett

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There have been discussions of doing 'The Demon Cycle' on both large and small screen scale, and while there is no project currently in development, I think the series has both the big imagery and complex character development to have legs either as a TV series or film franchise. — Peter V. Brett

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Hurting with words is easy," Mairy replied, echoing Leesha's earlier statement, "it's healing with them what's hard. — Peter V. Brett

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You are my daughter. I would love you if you put out the sun. — Peter V. Brett

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Love nothing so much you cannot leave it at the bargaining table. — Peter V. Brett

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There are times in life when we feel so very alive that when they pass, we feel ... diminished. When that happens, we'll do almost anything to feel so alive again. — Peter V. Brett

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They follow their hearts. I know it sounds like madness, Arlen, but deep down, men want to fight, like they did in tales of old. They want to protect their women and children as men should. But they can't, because the great wards are lost, so they knot themselves like caged hares, sitting terrified through the night. But sometimes, especially when you see loved ones die, the tension breaks you and you just snap. — Peter V. Brett

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It seems our cultures are a natural insult to each other Par'chin," Jardir said. — Peter V. Brett

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That is faith. You cannot measure it with weights and doses like your herbs. You cannot classify it in your books, or test it with chemics. But it is there, more powerful than any bit of old world science. Only the Creator can see the path ahead. He makes of us what he wants - what the world needs - us to be. But we can have a glimpse, looking back. — Peter V. Brett

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To shift a few grains of sand is no more a sign of great strength than to see the sun a sign of great sight. There is no glory in dominating the weak. — Peter V. Brett

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My breakthrough was when I began to write during my commute, at first taking notes on my Palm Pilot, and then moving on to writing full prose on the tiny QWERTY keyboard of my iPaq smartphone. I got so fast that I was averaging 400 words during the 35 minutes or so I spent on the subway each way, or 800 words round trip. — Peter V. Brett

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The only man who can truly handle a woman is a woman, Abban's father had said to him many times before he died. It was good advice. — Peter V. Brett

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Inevera raised an eyebrow. "You suggest I mislead the council of Damaji about what I see in the sacred dice?" Abban smiled. "Damajah, please. Do not insult us both. — Peter V. Brett

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Fear and pain are only wind. Let it blow past you. — Peter V. Brett

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There is no man in creation who is not your brother No woman not your sister, no child not your own For all suffer the Plague, righteous and sinful alike And all must band together to withstand the night. — Peter V. Brett

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A fool's a man who knows better and does the thing anyway, his father's voice said. — Peter V. Brett

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Cowards kill as often as heroes — Peter V. Brett

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Indeed, their auras matched the look, shame and embarrassment palpable. Jardir assessed the situation, and his eyes darkened. Even if Shanvah had lain with him willingly, she was Shanjat's daughter, and Jardir's niece. Whether his spirit was penitent or not, Jardir would have no choice but to sentence his old friend to death. — Peter V. Brett

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Don't go getting swollen because you got lucky once. Any Messenger alive will tell you to stay out at night when you have to, not because you want to. The ones that want to always end up cored. — Peter V. Brett

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He bowed. "With respect, Sharum Ka, how are we to get your warriors to the city on the lake to conquer it without boats?" "We will build our own. How hard can it ... " Jayan trailed off, looking at the huge cargo vessels with their intricate rigging. "Put them out!" he cried. — Peter V. Brett

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He took a step back the way he had come.
No, he decided. Going back is Da's way. Whatever happens, I'm going forward. — Peter V. Brett

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All men are brothers in the night. — Peter V. Brett

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Hiding isn't always enough, Arlen,' Ragen said. 'Sometimes, hiding kills something inside of you, so that even if you survive the demons, you don't really. — Peter V. Brett

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Welcome to adulthood." Cob said. "Every child finds a day when they realize that adults can be weak and wrong just like everyone else. After that day, you are an adult. Like it or not. — Peter V. Brett

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Embrace the pain, Sharum. — Peter V. Brett

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Fear and pain can only touch you if you let them. — Peter V. Brett

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Even after all these years, there was something he knew he needed to prove. To himself, and to the night. — Peter V. Brett

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Rojer nodded, but his eye grew wet. Leesha squeezed his hand. "Herb Gatherers see death often," she told him. "No one, no one, ever goes to the Creator with all their business complete. We all get a different length of time, but it needs to be enough, regardless. — Peter V. Brett

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The future was a living thing, and could never be truly known. It rippled with change whenever someone used free will to make a choice. But — Peter V. Brett

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People make the world go, and Mothers make people, so they lead the dance. — Peter V. Brett

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In his mind, the book, as much as anything in the world, was responsible for the wretched state of humanity - cowering and weak when they should stand strong; always afraid, never hopeful. But for all that, many of the Canon's sentiments about brotherhood and the fellowship of men were ones the Warded Man believed in deeply. He — Peter V. Brett

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I think each book sort of finds its own theme as it goes on. 'Warded Man' was fear. 'Desert Spear' was exploration of the other. 'Daylight War' was relationships. Some of this is intentional, and some of it evolves naturally. The series as a whole is obviously something I have given a lot of thought to, but each book is its own animal as well. — Peter V. Brett

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Why should I help you?" Jardir asked. "Because," the Par'chin said, "we're going to capture a mind demon and make it take us to the Core. "It's time we brought the fight to the alagai. — Peter V. Brett

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Arther, what is first on the agenda?"
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"The same as ever, Highness. Elections, land, and entitlements." Arther had learned to mask much of his distaste at that last word, but his lips still puckered as if it soured his tongue.
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Entitlements. Leesha hated the word, too, but not for the same reason as Arther. It was a cold word, used by those with full bellies to bemoan feeding those without. — Peter V. Brett

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Tolkien is considered the grandfather of fantasy and, for me, I consider myself the grandson, with Terry Brooks as the kind of crazy uncle of fantasy, being the one who brought me into it. — Peter V. Brett

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Book four is tentatively titled 'The Skull Throne ,' and book five is 'The Core .' It's kind of hard to talk much about them without giving away things from 'Daylight War,' however. — Peter V. Brett

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There's other ways to protect yourself and your family, Arlen. Wisdom. Prudence. Humility. It's not brave to fight a battle you can't win. — Peter V. Brett

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World's full of things to lose yourself in. Don't mean we should spend our whole lives behind the wards. — Peter V. Brett

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Why would you do that for me?" Leesha asked.
Rojer smiled, taking her hand in his crippled one. "We're survivors, aren't we?" he asked. "Someone once told me that survivors have to look out for one another. — Peter V. Brett

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It doesn't serve the dead to stop living yourself, out of guilt. — Peter V. Brett

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Every day away from succor was another night spent outside with the corelings, and not even Arlen took that lightly, but he had a deep and driving need to see things that no other man had seen, to go places no other man had gone. He had been eleven when he ran away from home. Now he was twenty, and had seen more of the world than any but a handful of other men. — Peter V. Brett

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Walk with me." Abban held up his crutch.
"It is a long way to the palace, Par'chin," he said.
"I'll walk slowly," Arlen said, knowing the crutch had nothing to do with the refusal.
"You don't want to be seen with me outside the market, my friend," Abban warned. "That alone may cost you the respect you've earned in the Maze."
"Then I'll earn more," Arlen said. "What good is respect, if I can't walk with my friend? — Peter V. Brett

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As he watched the creatures that had stolen his world for another night, Arlen dreamed of bringing those wards back. He dreamed of traveling beyond Tibbet's Brook, and resolved that he would leave one day, even if it meant spending a night outside.
With the demons. — Peter V. Brett

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Speak not of Everam and Nie, Par'chin. You believe in neither." "And still better at your religion than you! — Peter V. Brett

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I don't pretend to see the path, but I know it's there all the same. One day, we'll look back and wonder how we ever missed it. — Peter V. Brett

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Perhaps I am broken, he conceded silently, but broken bones heal stronger, and I will have my day in the sun. — Peter V. Brett

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Ay, wait," Rojer said. "Don't I get a say in this? All a sudden I'm intended, and have to live with my new mother-in-law?" "What's wrong with my mum?" Kendall demanded. "Nothing," Rojer said. "Corespawned right," Kendall said. — Peter V. Brett

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Weakness shown is worse than weakness felt. — Peter V. Brett