• Sometimes it seems unfair that events so old can reach forward through the years, sinking claws into one's life and twisting all that follows it. Yet perhaps that is the ultimate justice: we are the sum of all we have done added to the sum of all that has been done to us. There is no escaping that, not for any of us.

    Robin Hobb (2004). “Fool's Fate: The Tawny Man Trilogy”, p.8, Spectra