Quote of the week

“Did he practice the occult?”  That was a forbidden practice, not a fad, but a lord who would ask Liko to mesmerize him might well be lunatic enough to turn to the so-called dark forces for assistance.

“He hadn’t the mind for any kind of science,” Liko said contemptuously.  “Not even the dubious ones.”

“Conjury’s not science.”

“Tell that to someone who does it and he’ll tell you the laws of magic are more complex than optics.”