Quotes from Arena One: Slaverunners

Morgan Rice ·  300 pages

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“Ocultarme no está en mi naturaleza, prefiero enfrentar las cosas de frente. Supongo”
― Morgan Rice, quote from Arena One: Slaverunners

“They are the eyes of a poet, or painter—an artist, a tortured soul.”
― Morgan Rice, quote from Arena One: Slaverunners

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