Thursday, November 4, 2010

Name of the Wind Excerpt to Realize


Take time to realize,
That your warmth is.
Crashing down on in.
Take time to realize,
That I am on your side
Didn't I, Didn't I tell you.

But I can't spell it out for you,
No it's never gonna be that simple
No I can't spell it out for you

Realize, Colbie Calliat

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The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1)I stepped over to her and knocked it out of her hand. Her eyes flashed angrily at me. "Spit it out!" I snapped. "Now! It's poison!"

Her expression went from angry to terrified in a flash. She opened her mouth and let the wad of dark stuff fall to the ground. Then she spat, her saliva thick and black.....

I reached into the fire pit, pushing my hand deep into the ashes until I found the unburned coals underneath. I brought up a handful of unburned charcoal. I shook my hand, scattering most of the ashes away, then thrust the handful of black coals at her. "Eat this," I said.

She looked at me blankly.

"Do it!" I shook the handful of coals at her. "If you don't chew this up and swallow it, I'll knock you out and force it down your throat!"

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"Before. You said you'd knock me down and make me eat coals. You'd never hit me." She turned her head a little. "You wouldn't, would you? Not even if it was for my own good?"

I felt a chill go through me. "What do you mean?"

There was a long pause, and I was beginning to think she'd fallen asleep when she spoke up again. " I didn't tell you everything. I know Ash didn't die at the farm. When I was heading toward the fire he found me. He came back and said that everyone was dead. He said that people would be suspicious if I was the only one who survived..."

I felt a hard, dark anger rise up in me. I knew what came next...

My stomach churned acid. "A man who could do that to you--he's not worth your time. Not one moment of it. It's not a matter of him being only half a loaf. He's rotten through. You deserve better."

***

Take time to realize
Oh-oh I'm on your side
didn't I, didn't I tell you.
Take time to realize
This all can pass you by.. Didn't I tell you

But I can't spell it out for you,
no its never gonna be that simple
no I can't spell it out for you.

If you just realized what I just realized
then we'd be perfect for each other
then we'd never find another
Just realized what I just realized
we'd never have to wonder if
we missed out on each other now.


More on the book 'Name of the Wind' by Patrick Rothfuss next week. I really loved this book. I loved the characters, I loved the romance, I loved the flow of the story. I'm sure you will too.
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3 comments:

C.R.A.F.T. said...

thanks for letting me know about the wedding website! so many fun things :)

Cannwin said...

It's a horribly addictive world over there,isn't it. All you have to do is click random and you have all these new links to click on!! ;)

Sally T Gurl said...

Found you through the blog hop! Name of the Wind is a fantastic book, isn't it? Can't believe Wise Man's Fear is still 4 months away.

Sally @ LGBT Bookslut

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