“In order to survive I’ve had to lie, cheat, murder and destroy. Now I have to do the same so that millions of others can survive with me”


The Beating of his Wings by Paul Hoffman


“… each one of his endless triumphs is not generally achieved by heroism and noble audacity but through brutal trickery ad conscienceless pragmatism”.


The Beating of his Wings by Paul Hoffman

Trust vs Fear

C: ” They should have trusted me” 

IP: “No doubt. But they were afraid”.

The Beating of his Wings by Paul Hoffman


One of the things that make me root for Thomas Cale, even when in some moments he is the bad guy f the story, is that he just seems to rub people the wrong way. it is not really that he wrongs them (even when in some cases he does) but that evrybody keeps on betraing him out of fear or because they don’t undrstand him. It is just sad.

Girl Power

C: “You don’t know how to fight?”

A: “No. My arms are so weak I get out of breath lifting up a powder puff”

C: ” I could teach you”

A: “Only if you let me teach you how to wear a corset”.

C: “Why would I want to do that?”

A: “Exactly”

C: “Not exactly at all. I don’t want to be a girl”. 

A: ” And I don’t want to be a soldier. I want to be a general”. 


The Beating of His Wings by Paul Hoffman

“(…)he had been responsible for the deaths of ten thousand men killed in a single day, so it was only a question of how many thousands and how many days.”

The Beating of His Wings by Paul Hoffman

“This was her life now. An endless parade of fear and uncertainty, marked by moments of blinding terror”.

The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey


“Thank you for being the Ron to my Harry. The Samwise to my Frodo. The Tom to my Huck. (…)The Watson to my Holmes(…)The Horatio to my Hamlet(…) The Sancho Panza to my Don Quixote(…) The Piglet to my Pooh”.

Best compliment one could ever hope to get. This little part made the whole trilogy worth reading to me.

The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey