Saturday, December 5, 2015

One Hundred Heartbeats. . .

I am reading an {epic} book series by Steven Erikson.  Malazan Book of the Fallen Series. Think a combination of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.  No elves. No dwarves.  City life with rules based on commerce and Emperors versus plains people with shamanistic ties to the place they live.  Magic with consequences, to an entire known existance, not just here and now, but over hundreds of thousands of years. This series of books is about war and conflict on personal as well as cultural levels.  Selfish people. Talented people. {People} invested with magic from old Gods to save a world.

I mention it here not for a reveiw (although it is an amazing series) but because I like how time is measured when people are experiencing the stress of decision making.

In {heartbeats}.

20 seconds of {insane} courage.

How many heartbeats is that?

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