Kameron Hurley is an American science fiction author.
- Nominated for the 2012 Nebula Award. All page numbers from the trade paperback first edition published by Night Shade Books
- She had already been to hell. One prayer more or less wouldn’t make any difference.
- Chapter 1 (p. 6)
- A well-appointed prison is still a prison.
- Chapter 4 (p. 42)
- Not everything that’s beautiful is weak.
- Chapter 7 (p. 68)
- “How can you read such a beautiful book and turn your back on it?”
“Never said it wasn’t a beautiful book. I just don’t believe there’s some man up there in the black who gets off on watching us pound our head on the pavement six times a day.
- Chapter 8 (p. 78)
- Countries at war lived in a state of perpetual fear.
- Chapter 26 (p. 197)
- I’d say I was doing a great job submitting to God by submitting to my desires. Who do you think gave me desire in the first place?
- Chapter 29 (p. 220)
- The world could burn around her, the cities turn to dust, the cries of a hundred thousand fill the air, and she would get up after the fire died and walk barefoot and burned over the charred soil in search of clean water, a weapon, a purpose. She would rebuild.
- Chapter 31 (p. 231)
- “We have a war to fight. You don’t understand. We fight in God’s name.”
“I understand just fine,” Nyx said.
- Chapter 32 (p. 235)
- It wasn’t what was done to you. Life was what you did with what was done to you.
- Chapter 32 (p. 240)
- Don’t confuse rescue and kidnapping. I have not asked to be rescued.
- Chapter 34 (p. 252)
- You could stand near him, listen to him speak, and feel as if you were in the presence of some wiser man, a true mullah. His uncles were the same. Rich, powerful men whose influence allowed them to profit from the war, not fight in it.
- Chapter 38 (p. 277)
She looked back at the queen. “There are no happy endings, Nyxnissa.”
“I know,” Nyx said. “Life keeps going.”
- Chapter 39 (p. 285)