by Claire Legrand
Thank you to Fairyloot and the Publisher for the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Publish Date: 22nd May 2018
“The renewed shock had nearly made him spill his drink. He drained it quickly before anything serious happened to it. He then had another quick one to follow the first one down and check that it was all right.”
“[he] sent a third drink down to see why the second hadn’t yet reported on the condition of the first.”
“He poured a drink down his other throat with the plan that it would head the previous one off at the pass, join forces with it and together they would get the second to pull itself together. Then all three would go off in search of the fuss, give it a good talking to and maybe a bit of a sing as well.
He felt uncertain as to whether the fourth drink has understood all that, so he sent down a fifth to explain the plan more fully and a sixth for moral support. “
-Pages 62 & 63
“Sometimes there is no happy choice, Sam, only one less grievous than the others.”
“You know, it’s at times like this,
when I’m trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse,
and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I’d listened to what my mother told me when I was young.”
“Why, what did she tell you?”
“I don’t know, I didn’t listen.”
“Once there was a little girl who played her music for a little boy in the wood.
She was small and dark, he was tall and fair, and the two of them made a fancy pair as they danced together,
dancing to the music the little girl heard in her head.”
- Page 9