• You know not, yet, the sort of love that strikes like a lightning bolt; that clutches hold of you by the heart, as irrevocably as death; that becomes the lodestar by which you steer the rest of your life. I would not wish such a love on anyone, man or woman, for it can make your life a paradise, or it can destroy you utterly.

    Juliet Marillier (2010). “Daughter of the Forest: Book One of the Sevenwaters Trilogy”, p.72, Macmillan