I was dozing when I heard the scream. It pierced my head like a mortar round, doing terribly befuddling things to my mind, as loud and terrifying as though it were all happening right there and then.
Had the man in front of her not already been dead, Chess probably would have tried to kill him.
The circus arrives without warning.
Alazrian’s mother had once said that the sound of rain was heaven singing. Tonight, heaven was screaming.
Shadow had done three years in prison. He was big enough and looked don’t-fuck-with-me enough that his biggest problem was killing time. So he kept himself in shape, and taught himself coin tricks, and thought a lot about how much he loved his wife.