‘Only ask your questions, Superior, I beg of you! Only give me the opportunity to cooperate!’ Oh indeed, the firm hand does not seem such a fine idea any longer, does it? ‘Ask your questions, I will do my best to answer!’.
‘Good’. Glokta perched himself on the edge of the table just beside his tightly bound prisoner and looked down at him. ‘Excellent.’ Harker’s hands were tanned deep brown, his face was tanned deep brown, the rest of his body was pale as a withe slug with thick patches of dark hair. Hardly a fetching look. But it could be worse. ‘Answer me this, then. Why is it that men have nipples?’
Joe Abercrombie – Before They Are Hanged
Mmm. Sitatet er hentet fra den andre boka i Joe Abercrombie’s First Law trilogi, som i mine øyne var enda bedre enn nr 1. Noe som ikke sier så rent lite. Fantasy uten pene helter, prinsesser og ære. Jeg er forelsket i serien som sådann, og i Superior/Inquisitor Sand dan Glokta i særdeleshet. Fyren er bitter, haltende og i konstante smerter. Stygg som nøkken, visstnok. Jeg kunne ikke ha brydd meg mindre, vi vet jo alle at bitterhet og halting er sexy, jeg mener: