'A mind without purpose will walk in dark places' - Quote from the front cover of every Ravenor book.
'Chaos claims the unwary or the incomplete. A true man may flinch away its embrace, if he is stalwart, and he girds his soul with the armour of contempt." - Gideon Ravenor, The Spheres of Longing
Book 1: Ravenor
'I carry the authority of the ordo Xenos officer. This is an officially sanctioned operation and I am inquisitor Gideon Ravenor. Please think very carefully about what you do next.'
'Continuing west, I located by chance three Munitorum contractors performing after hours repairs on an electrical supply sub-station behind Lontwich arch. I rested gently in the forebrain of one of them for a few minutes, figured him out, and guided his hands. By the time I had departed, he had missconnected two street-quater grids and caused a blackout accross eight city-blocks. It took the trio seventeen minutes to repair the fault and restore power. They spent a good ten minutes of that time arguing who was damn fool enough to cross-wire in the first place.'
'He spat darts of pure pain into my golden flanks. With sheer force of will, I broke out of the trap. The psi-shockwave burst windows down the length of the entire street and ripped security shutters off their hinge mounts.'
'I saw my face. The face I had once had. Gideon Ravenor, young, stong, determined. How I had missed that face...'
'I displayed the hololithic version of my rosette. +I am Gideon Ravenor, inquisitor, Ordo Xenos.+ It was worth it just to see the look on Kinsky's face.'
'I think it is you who must come to understand the way of things now Kinsky. You are here to help, not to lead. To advise, not demand. This is my ship. You are guests. This is my case, you are allies of the Inquisition'
'I am here by the authority of the Ordos Helican. This far out, on the verges of lucky space, who would know... who would care... if I had you three voided from an airgate?'
'I became a cyclone, sweeping away the shoals of his mind-darts like leaves'
'The defense officer was fighting me. He struggled and contorted. But I would not let him go. Frantically, I blew out his neural system, and forced his twiching hands onto the brass levers of his station.'
'In the last millisecond of his life, Thekla realised what was happening and screamed out a name. My name in fact.'
'Oh you know me Zygmunt. You bring a blade, I bring a cannon... you bring a flier...'
'I'm not going to walk in through the front door - or the side door - and let you do the talking, just like that. You think I got this old not knowing how to stay alive?'
'You're a first. Never lost a body part until today.'
'Too close Carl, too close.'
'Every time I come back aboard I make a point of saying hello to her. Maybe she can here me, maybe not. She's been in this state fifteen years. She was Eisenhorn's most loyal ally and a good friend to me too. She's not dead or alive, just preserved here.'
'Do you want me to get rid of him? I could even kill him if that would help.'