Here is a tiny snippet from upcoming Kate novel.
“Hugh outlived his usefulness. His life had been a series of uncomplicated tasks and eventually he became his work.”
And whose fault was that? “You plucked him from the street. He was raised exactly the way you wanted him to be raised.”
“He had potential,” Roland said, his voice wistful. “So much magic. He was like a glowing jewel. I melted it down and forged it into a sword. You are right, it’s not truly his fault, but the fact remains – the world is becoming more complex, not less. Some swords are meant to be forged only once. It’s better to start fresh.”