"From now on, you will be focusing on what we teach you."
They all stood together, in a crowded space.
"You are the next generation. We will now be caring for you, along with the elves."
From an eight-year-old refugee child to all the children who had lived with the Martells.
"We will be teachin' you things that are rare among humans nowadays."
From Logan the son of Kelly, a former palace groom, to all the children of the nobles who had gone into hiding.
"You will become the hands of the future, as well as the most well-trained spies our world has ever seen."
From Trey, to his friends, to Alina. . . .
"In time, you will go to war."