Sunday, August 12, 2012

Henry Caesar of the Air His Life and Times or The Book of Qat: Part 3 – Lavie Tidhar

"In his mind a cold flame began to flicker and burn. Her taste was the taste of the snake and the woman both. When she bit his lips his blood was hot and her tongue licked it clean. Her hands were on him and his hands reached for her and found her scales and he thought her beautiful. He sank to the ground. Writhing above him was a giant snake. From a distance he could hear Manlepei, shouting, but he couldn’t make out the words, and didn’t care. Her cold tongue was in his mouth, and then it penetrated into his mind and he screamed." 3.5 out of 5