What this world doesn’t have is the three-wishes, go-to-the-ball-and-meet-your-prince, happily-ever-after kind of magic. We have all the mangling and malevolent kinds. Who *invented* this system?
I view magic as simply the realization of unrecognized potential.
Do not judge others, without first judging yourself. There is no strength without knowing thyself.
Sheer male interest filled his gaze which was entirely focused on her. She’d never before felt so female, so utterly desirable, so wanton.
Do you believe in magic?,” she asked. “I believe in you,” he said. “And you’re the closest thing to magic that I’ve found.
And magic exists to break the rules.
One true king knew when to step aside and give up the reins of power-to remove his crown and relinquish his kingdom-all for the sake of glimpsing, just once in a lifetime, the face of a holy child.
He was the Fourth to follow the Star.
His gift was a secret.
The rest of his journey is unknown.
He felt a wonderful certainty. The impossible, he thought, the impossible is about to happen again.
I’ve often thought that there isn’t any “I” at all; that we are simply the means of expression of something else; that when we think we are ourselves, we are simply the victims of a delusion.
Humans did not want to know about non-humans. Funny thing was most non-humans felt the same way, happy to hide their abilities and talents to avoid witch hunts and wholesale slaughter.