• One of the many reasons that Padma will always be a secondary power on the Council is his belief that all power must be taken, that all power must come through fear. True power comes when others offer it to you and you merely accept it as a gift, not as the spoils of some personal war.

    Laurell K. Hamilton (2001). “Narcissus in Chains: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel”, p.239, Penguin