"I had a strange dream that night of a marble walled room and a woman in white, and I woke just as the moon was setting behind the olive trees."
"The guards led me, completely blind down the stairs. I still held my hand over my eyes."
"... and he [Sophos] blushed again."
" 'I'm not going back to prison or the silver mines or some other hole in the ground.' "
"As soon as I’d seen the riders attacking, I’d moved my horse, never far away from the magus’s, until I could cut the thong around his neck with the penknife I’d stolen the first or second day out of prison."
"I thought of the fight when I’d torn up my enrollment papers for the army."