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Chapter Blurbs for "Fiddler's Rose"

These are NOT final, but I'm pretty happy with them. (9/22/2018)
Oh, and for what it's worth: Copyright 2018 by Paul Haynie

Chapter Blurbs

Chapter One – "Sufferance"
Beauty has no need for goodness, and Charm can count on being forgiven. --"The Book of the Blind King's Wisdom"

Chapter Two - Losthaven
No need to search, it's time to mourn; your bride's gone off with a unicorn. --Kzanti children's song

Chapter Three - Ironbridge
Courage makes the best sauce. --Crocodilian proverb

Chapter Four - Sweetwater
The gods of chance are at least as likely to reward audacity as they are to reward brilliance. --Perrin Ironhand, "Armor and Hob-nailed Boots"

Chapter Five – Turtle Bay
There is always life, child. Even in the great depths where there is no memory of light, where it is so cold that the water would freeze instantly if the crushing pressure did not prevent it. There is ALWAYS life. --Maelstrom the Turtle

Chapter Six – Thirsty Harbor
Of course there are monsters waiting below the horizon. But are they a threat, or are they a challenge? --Perrin Ironhand, "Armor and Hob-nailed Boots"

Chapter Seven – Glass Fort
If the day to day mechanics of running a war don't break your heart on a regular basis, it's not a war, it's just a gladiator show with really bad seating. --Perrin Ironhand, "Armor and Hob-nailed Boots"

Chapter Eight – Sharks
All truths are incomplete, including this one. --Sorcerer's proverb

Chapter Nine – Landfall
It is not enough to see flight as a means of transport; lesser creatures have been doing that for millennia. We have taken to the sky; let us master it. We have found our wings; let us dance! --Xart Windchaser, "Flight"

Chapter Ten – "Revenant"
A boat is a tool, and should be a friend. But a ship is your mother. --Sailor's proverb

Chapter Eleven - Silverport
If you have to promote an officer without seeing him in combat, play a strategy game with him, to see if he can think. And then play a bluffing game with him, to see if he has any nerve. --Perrin Ironhand, "Armor and Hob-nailed Boots"

Chapter Twelve – “Storm Turtle”
A plan can be brilliant and well executed and still lose. --Perrin Ironhand, "Armor and Hob-nailed Boots"

Chapter Thirteen – Skytower
Never cheat a kobold you aren't planning to kill. --"The Book of the Blind King's Wisdom"

Chapter Fourteen – Cinnabar
If you would be truly free, leave all of your fear and half of your conscience behind. --Sorcerer's proverb

Chapter Fifteen – Dzee
The only cure for restless feet is death. --"The Book of the Blind King's Wisdom"

Chapter Sixteen – Silver Faun
Your grandmother was young, once, and it's even money that she was wilder than you are now. --Auntie Moss

Chapter Seventeen – The Lake
The pickpocket feels righteous when chained to a murderer. --"The Book of the Blind King's Wisdom"

Chapter Eighteen – Minotaur
The smarter an animal is, the easier it is to domesticate. --"The Book of the Blind King's Wisdom"

Chapter Nineteen – Winter
There is always at least one thing you fear more than death. It's wise to learn what that thing is. --Perrin Ironhand, "Armor and Hob-nailed Boots"

Chapter Twenty - Amaranth
There is always something more horrible. Always. --Sorcerer's proverb

Chapter Twenty-One - The Best Bad Plan
The Executioner doesn't wear a hood to hide his identity; he wears a hood to signify that he is acting as the hand of the people. --Perrin Ironhand, "Armor and Hob-nailed Boots"

Chapter Twenty-Two – Cherry
Not everything that breathes has a soul; not everything that has a soul draws breath. --Sorcerer's proverb

Chapter Twenty-Three – Traveling
If you would be happy, you must learn to tell lies without malice, and to forgive lies without rancor. --"The Book of the Blind King's Wisdom"

Chapter Twenty-Four – Apple
Coffins are very safe. But they're coffins. --"The Book of the Blind King's Wisdom"

Chapter Twenty-Five – Empress
All things of value are fated to dragon hoards. --"The Book of the Blind King's Wisdom"

Chapter Twenty-Six – Rotters
The most crippling limits are those set upon us by our detractors, and we are ever our own greatest detractors. There are limits everywhere, but WHERE? How do we know a thing is impossible until we have attempted it, and failed? And even then, how do we know that if we had only done things a tiny bit differently, we might have succeeded? To be truly alive is to be constantly hurling ourselves at the barriers which our perception has placed before us, and the only way to truly know if a barrier is real or not is to break it. --Xart Windchaser, "Flight"

Chapter Twenty-Seven - Dragonfall
Foolish, brave, and fierce is an acceptable epitaph. --Sessoria Terrorwind

Chapter Twenty-Eight - Harvest
The difference between nine-tenths done and finished is half the work. --"The Book of the Blind King's Wisdom"

Chapter Twenty-Nine - Dagger
"Happily Ever After" lasts long enough to pick up the next book. --Auntie Moss
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