Source: East of Midnight (1977), Chapter 16, “Sorcery East of Midnight” (p. 169)
Quotes from bookEast of Midnight
Dekteon is a slave on the run, exhausted, beaten, pursued by his master's dogs. When the eerie horse and cart appear through the trees, and its hooded driver offers him shelter, he has no choice but to accept. But as the cart rolls slowly through the mist, Dekteon becomes uneasy. Who would want to befriend a desperate fugitive? Surely only someone whose own future is even more dreadful than his own?
„At some point, Dekteon saw, his own world had come close to such a religion, where women ruled and men died—but the road had taken a different turning. Now the hints of the ancient mystery remained only in songs. It was the men who were the masters. Maybe not for the better, and not for the worse, either. But all this was unimportant.“
Source: East of Midnight (1977), Chapter 15, “Dekteon” (p. 163)
„Rewa was brave. At least, she was thick-witted enough to be able to ignore personal danger to a great extent.“
Source: East of Midnight (1977), Chapter 12, “Sorcery in the Dark” (p. 129)
„The moon walks east of midnight,
The sun walks west of noon.
And though I love you, sweetheart,
I will not sing your tune.“
Source: East of Midnight (1977), Chapter 2, “Full Moon” (p. 24; often repeated)