The hair rose on the nape of Lucien’s neck. He’d never seen Vitala like this. When she’d fought at the bonfire, she’d been cool and dispassionate. Now her whole body trembled with rage. On a ship in a storm, he’d seen a hawser pulled so tight it quivered and hummed under impossible strain, until finally it broke. Vitala was like that hawser, poised just shy of the breaking point, tense and fragile and dangerous all at once.
Raby, Amy (2013-04-02). Assassin’s Gambit: The Hearts and Thrones Series (Kindle Locations 2370-2372). Penguin Group US. Kindle Edition.
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