“Wars don’t bring lasting peace, only lasting death.” — Tempus, in “the Fish the Fighters and the Song-girl,” Janet Morris and Chris Morris copyright (c) 2010; Perseid, 2012, available from Amazon as a Kindle and soon in a trade paperback edition.
Since this quote from “the Fish the Fighters and the Song-girl,” the second volume of Sacred Band Tales, has been gaining traction, we want you to see the quote in a longer excerpt that puts it in its proper context:
[…] they’d just fought a war to restore celestial balance. And succeeded. Some of his Sacred Band of Stepsons called it the Great War. Perhaps it was. Wars don’t bring lasting peace, only lasting death. His fighters had brought death aplenty, destroying an age-old enemy, an entelechy of great power. In so doing, they’d upset a fundamental order[….]
Enjoy the new stories in this volume about Tempus and his Sacred Band, and the “Author’s Cut” versions of the later Sacred Band of Stepsons stories from Thieves’ World(R) #6-11. It’s a pleasure to have all the short Sacred Band Tales from Sanctuary and beyond, revised and expanded and safe in these two beautiful volumes (“Tempus with his right-side companion Niko” and “the Fish the Fighters and the Song-girl”).– jem and ccm