[‘He meant to die on Culloden Field,’ Roger whispered.] ‘But he didn’t.’
— Diana Gabaldon, from Dragonfly in Amber
For the first time in a long time, I am not afraid.
Rae Carson, from The Girl of Fire and Thorns
Ethan laughed and followed her out into the city.
— D.B. Jackson, from Thieftaker
[He knew, though, that he was meant to fight this war, to stand against the Weaver, regardless of how history might remember him.] And for the better or worse, it was Tavis’s fate to fight beside him.
— David B. Coe, from Bonds of Vengeance
A small strand of space-time went dark and coiled into nothingness.
K.A. Applegate, from The Ellimist Chronicles
Years from now, when I return, as I must, maybe this old man will still be here, but why should he?
— Bienvenido Santos, from “A Visit to Sulucan” in Brother, My Brother