abarat: days of magic nights of war

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Christopher Carrion: The question is: how do we get this empire?

Mater Motley:  In the long term, we’ll have to take the Twenty-Fifth Hour.  Occupy it, root out its secrets.

Carrion: And if it doesn’t want to give up its secrets?

Motley: Destroy it.

Carrion: That can be done?

Motley: Well, it won’t be easy, but yes, anything can be done if we have the will to do it.

-Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker