The Friday 56: Speaker For The Dead

Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader. Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you. Post it.

She had not realized it before, but she had been planning to do this all of her life, ever since she first read and was captured by the Hive Queen and the Hegemon. She had even researched it, so that she knew the law. This was a Catholic License Colony, but the Starways Code allowed any citizen to call for a priest of any faith, and the Speakers for the Dead were regarded as priests. She could call, and if a Speaker chose to come, the colony could not refuse to let him in.

I’m not going to lie. I haven’t read this yet. However, I’m really appreciative of this person’s ability to find a loophole like this. Assuming it’s intended for a loophole.

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