Oren surveyed the King. William sat on the throne, hardly more than a skeleton in a wash of robes.
Elymas knew he would enjoy torturing Laveth. The Peasant Queen was proud, a vice he abhorred in a woman.
“A Third Stripe is one who has traversed the Deep. Or one who has the ability to traverse the Deep. . . . no one can travel farther this side of death.”