Smakebit på søndag er et meme opprettet av Mari fra bloggen Flukten fra virkeligheten. Dagens smakebit kommer fra siste bok i trilogien His fair assassins * jeg begynte på for flere år siden. Bøkene følger hver sin karakter, og i denne er det Annith som er hovedpersonen.
At her words, my smile wobbles and it is all I can do to keep from throwing my knife down in defeat. Even this child thinks I’m no longer a match for her. I carefully avoid looking out at the ocean, just beyond the threes. It is too painful a reminder that both Ismae and Sybella have been sent to places I have not, have begun to fulfill their destinies while I am stuck here playing nursemaid to a gaggle of budding assassins.
I slip the journal into the pocket of my apron and turn to the cabinet directly behind the abbess’s desk. It is nearly morning, and I am out of time. My heart hammering in my chest, I return the convent ledger to the drawer. I lift the box to return it as well, then pause, weighing its heft in my hands. To someone who collects secrets, the box is too great a temptation to leave behind. Besides, perhaps whatever it holds is important enough that I can use it as some form of leverage.