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  1. Public Bookmark 10

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    'Some beings that naturally reincarnate, such as the phoenix, are considered holy creatures that carry a shard of the Luxon within themselves' (EGW 38)

    Bren is born burning, with phoenix blood running through his veins. He might be sacred in the Dynasty (not that he knows that as a sixteen year old), but to Trent Ikithon he is a curiosity, an experiment in motion. Years later, once he is freed, he keeps his nature hidden from his closest friends and dies and dies again to be revived in fire. He catches himself in Essek Thelyss' orbit and they swirl around each other, the heretic and the shard, the hero and the traitor, only to crumple to death in Essek's arms as a flesh city puts up its last stand.

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    17 May 2022

  2. Public Bookmark 29

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    It has been a long time, but the shadow that crosses Essek’s face is no longer unfamiliar to Caleb. He thinks he can place it now that he has seen it so often—it looks very much like guilt.

    “I am happy here,” Essek says. “How could I not be?”

    For some reason, the assertion is thrown at Caleb with more force than is called for.

    Who is Essek really trying to convince: Caleb, or himself?

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    14 May 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 3

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    Essek has some complicated feelings about parenthood.

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    09 May 2022

  4. Public Bookmark 60

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    Jester says, “You made a greenhouse,” and Essek looks up.

    Palms and figs and mangroves and tree ferns reach up for the ceiling, and a sourceless waterfall spills through them. The walkway spirals upward, clinging impossibly to the dangling roots of a banyan tree, and vanishes into the greenery. Everywhere there are flowers — dusky pink orchids and brilliant bromeliads, violet and yellow and red.

    Essek takes a shaky breath. “I’ll show you your rooms.”

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    01 May 2022

  5. Public Bookmark 6

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    POV: you are a terribly powerful but actually somewhat sheltered floatyboi wizard who followed your first and only friends into the belly of an eldritch horror to face down a demon/god/city wrapped in the body of their old friend. It is currently going…poorly.

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    23 Apr 2022

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