En smakebit på søndag er et meme som er opprettet av Flukten fra virkeligheten.
Dagens smakebiter er på engelsk fra boken Golden son av Pierce Brown. Dette er andre bok i Red rising trilogien (bok tre er ikke utkommet enda).
Once upon a time, a man came from the sky and killed my wife.
Som vanlig tar det litt tid for meg å komme inn i en serie når det er lenge siden jeg leste forrige bok.
I’m scared. They cannot kill me, I cannot kill them. Not here. Not now. All of us know how this dance will end. But dance we do. Karnus snaps his fingers and they rush toward me all at once. I throw the stone into Cagney’s face. She goes down. I rush at Karnus, howling like a mad wolf, slipping past his first blow, and rage a flurry of strikes into his nerve centers, driving my elbow into his right bicep, rupturing tissue. He rocks back, and I press into him, using his bulk to shield me from the others and their sticks. I strip a stick away from one of the Bellona cousins, leveling her with an elbow to her temple. Then I turn, spinning the stick toward Karnus’s face. But it’s blocked. Something hits the bakc of my head. Wood shatters. Splinters dig into the scalp. I don’t stumble. Not until Karnus hits me so hard in my face with his elbow that a tooth pops out.
Golden son starter på brutalt vis. Verden den foregår i, er brutal. Jeg har ikke kommet så langt i boken, men foreløpig er det mange samtaler, mye action med få ord og Darrows tanker.
I will soon die. That is the thought I carry with me as our shuttle coasts away from Augustus’s flagship and flits through the Scepter Armada. I sit among the lancers, but I am not one of them. They know. Appropriately, they do not speak to me. Whatever bond they could make does not matter. I have no political capital. I overhear Tactur being offered a wager to see how long I’ll last outside of Augustus’s protection. One lancer says three days. Tactus argues ferociously against the number, showing the true extent of the loyalty I earned from him at the Institute.
Jeg har vært på hyttetur i helgen; gått tur, spilt spill og lest litt mer i denne boken 🙂 Håper alle andre også har hatt en fin søndag!