Quotes Chapters 21-23

“There is always fear. War is fear. Life is fear. Death is fear. For their sake I must bury my fear.”
Verne, Chapter Twenty-one

“Temptation, that seducer, draws me towards her. But I am determined to know the strength of my desire, to feel its full force and to deny myself the bliss of yielding.”
Verne, Chapter Twenty-one

“My arrogance led me to believe that there were two types of people in the world: those who dreamt of grandeur and excellence but could not help themselves—they never started down the path towards it so had no choice but to fail—and those who rose above doubt, fought for an ideal, something intangible like success, and, through the simple act of differentiating themselves, won.”

Verne, Chapter Twenty-two

“Surely no one else has felt this pain, right here in the chest? Surly none have felt this panic? They have, I realise. So much so that to describe it is banal.”
Verne, Chapter Twenty-three

“You see, men on the mainland have their stories. Typhon has his storm, Ballus has his water, Rai is the king of the gods. And in Tibuta we have stories of Shea and Ayfra. Now it is my turn to write my story. And what a beginning this will make.”
Verne, Chapter Twenty-three