17 January 2012

Teaser Tuesday (003)

Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer

Her name was Iole Dallamano. She spoke softly and slowly. She didn't seem afraid of the scalpel in Rosa's hand.
   She was fifteen but looked younger, in spite of the shadows under her sad eyes. Her black hair was cut short. One of the men who regularly came here had done that, she said. Otherwise they hadn't touched her. Every few months, when her hair was long again, one of them chopped it short. Iole had asked them why they didn't cut her throat right away, but they never answered that question.
-- pg. 91 

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