An epitaph, a legend, an elegy, commemorative words, an inscription, famous last words…hmmm…the possibilities…
This was a stretch for me. Oh, not in that I haven’t read some really great last lines in some of the books I’ve read. But it’s not a detail I’ve tracked. Nor is it something that’s easy to go hunting for. Not without staying real. So, for the most part, the “last lines” are from what I’ve read in the past week.
#1 – …a woman who values truth over treasure.
A somewhat obscure explanation by [?] about his mother’s character.
From Yasmine Galenorn’s Courting Darkness.
#2 – Maybe it is simply that my world has grown much, much larger.
I loved this expression [by which character] in David Weber and Jane Lindskold’s Fireseason.
#3 – …someone had to make the hard decisions, had to do the dirty work, had to be the bad guy…
It’s close enough [14 pages from the end] for me that I consider this the last words in this particular book. And they’re true. Someone does have to make decisions that are unpopular. The key is that those choices are made in the best interests of people as a whole and not just to benefit a few.
From [which character] in Jennifer Estep’s Widow’s Web. Just the opposite of taking a chance to rescue someone…
#4 – I’ll find my vengeance in living a life overflowing with happiness…in drowning myself in love, not hatred.
While not technically the last words of a book, they are the last words I would like to apply to my life.
From [which character in] Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Storm.
#5 – The End
‘Cause sometimes, you just can’t wait to get the story over with…