I wondered if my brother William was watching me. I hoped my mother wasn’t.
Lawrence, Mark. Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire Book 1) (p. 52). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
Chapter 10, this poor kid.
“Now, Bishop Murillo was full of harsh words and judgement. He had plenty to tell me about hellfire and damnation. We sat a while and discussed the business of souls. Then I hammered a nail into his skull. Just here.” I reached out and touched the spot on Renton’s greasy head. He flinched back like he’d been stung. “The bishop changed his tune a bit after that,” I said. “In fact every time I knocked a new nail into him, he changed his tune. After a while he was a very different man. Did you know you can break a man into his parts like that? One nail will bring back memories of childhood. Another will make him rage, or sob, or laugh. In the end it seems we’re just toys, easy to break and hard to mend.
Lawrence, Mark. Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire Book 1) (pp. 73-74). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
Well that man was certainly easy to break. Spilled his own story right away when the prince was done with his but it horrified me and I’m just reading this lol