The novels set in Fedran all start with a quote at the beginning of the chapter. Originally, this was a way of giving the reader some information about the world without having a ham-fisted “as everyone in the room knows, these two kingdoms…” type of plot exposition.

Along the way, they have become a way of showing political views and a glimpse of the culture of the world. Some of the quotes are a hint of the chapter's contents while others are to explain common narrative elements, such as distances.

An example of the quotes can be found in the sample chapters of Sand and Blood.

Notable Quotes


It only takes a second for everything to change.