“And why should a King ever be satisfied?”

“A king should always say what’s true”

“What’s THAT?” the King demands. Wolf sighs.

“Oh. I…see. Does that mean these ghosts will want to murder me? CAN ghosts murder the living?”

“You ARE a bastard, Palonder. Couldn’t you have left me unconscious until the agony subsided?”


“I have fought monsters, and faced down witches”

“It makes you seem far more impressive than usual.”