...trying to read Scott Bakker's The Darkness that Comes Before. A well-stated thought:
Achamian fully understood the geometry of Nautzera's world. It had once been his own. For Nautzera, there was no present, only the clamor of a harrowing past and the threat of a corresponding future. For Nautzera, the present had receded to a point, had become the precarious fulcrum whereby history leveraged destiny. A mere formality.
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