Forsaken Skies

My day off book lately has been Forsaken Skies by D. Nolan Clark. It’s a flight squad-based military science fiction. There’s also a lot of focus on the people outside of the battle, combatant and non-combatant alike.

Of the non-combatants, Thom and Roan take much of the focus. Thom is a young man thrust into a spokesman role. Roan is a religious adept whose faith and youth quietly conflict.

Here’s an interesting passage:

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When discussing resentment, Roan recalls a lesson from her mentor:

“The elder says that attachment to a slight is like clutching a wenemous snake to your breast and hoping your enemy dies.”

Perhaps we could all learn from that. If we did, then I would have trouble with some of my own stories, but we would live in a better world. Maybe.

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