• I have listened to many tales in my life, and told a few of my own. If this has taught me anything, it is that there are some occurrences that change the course of things, that make an alteration far beyond their own apparent magnitude. It is like the throwing of a tiny pebble into a pool, how it makes an ever-expanding circle of ripples, spreading right across the water's surface.

    Juliet Marillier (2010). “Son of the Shadows: Book Two of the Sevenwaters Trilogy”, p.418, Macmillan