Hollow City


“I had come to the island to solve my grandfather’s mystery, and in doing so I had discovered my own.” -Jacob

“Peculiarities are a bit like muscles–the more you exercise them, the bigger they grow.” -Millard

“So if he wants to talk, let’s hear what he has to say.” -Emma

“Some truths are expressed best in myths.” -Addison

“I’d become a mystery they would never solve. A wound that would never heal.” -Jacob

“I was coming to believe I had been sent here to repay that debt–my own, my father’s, and my grandfather’s, too.” -Jacob

“In battle, you don’t aim for the enemy’s pinky toe first–you stab him right through the heart!” -Enoch

“Why didn’t you tell us you were ‘syndrigasti’?” -Bekhir

“It’s as if the more he cares about someone, the less he can see. Emotions clouds his vision.” -Emma

“And when this is all over, I’ll look for you. There are more like us out there, and we’ll find them one day, together.” -Millard

“Nowhere am I deadlier than in a field of wildflowers.” -Hugh

“The day I met her, that’s what I call my birthday. The day I met my true mum.” -Emma

“It’s safe in the tub. Maybe you should get in, too. That way we’d all be safe.” -Esme

“Laughing doesn’t make bad things worse any more than crying makes them better.” -Jacob

“I swear on my life, one day I’ll personally escort all those that hurt my sisters to Hell.” -Miss Wren

“Everyone thinks I’m a coward. This is my chance to prove them wrong.” -Horace

“So maybe it was better to leave a few spots on the map blank. To let the world keep a little of its magic, rather than forcing it to divulge every last secret. Maybe it was better, now and then, to wonder.” -Jacob

“If you never hear from us again, well, one day you’ll be able to tell our story. You can tell your kids about us. Or your grandkids. And we won’t entirely be forgotten.” -Emma

“No, Dad. I’m peculiar.” -Jacob

-Jacob, Millard, Emma, Addison, Enoch, Bekhir, Hugh, Esme, Miss Wren; Hollow City


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