“Was he a good man who just went mad in the end?” Jor asked.
Wren considered. “He was a man,” she said slowly, “who’d been going mad for a very long time. He first went mad enough to be an assassin, and then he went mad enough to be a hero, and then he went mad enough to be a villain.”
“Cry of the Nightbird“
a fantasy novella by Tirzah Duncan,