Aidan was still thinking about the things his brother had said to him.
‘Maynard said I didn’t deserve to be the Wilderking any more than he did.’
‘Maybe. I don’t know,’ Bayard answered. ‘Does a tall man deserve to be tall? Does a Prince deserve to be the son of a King? A bird might think he deserves to swim as well as a fish, but if he sits moping on the riverbank instead of using the wings God gave him, the fox is going to eat him.’
‘Your brother would rather have his own way than be happy. He’s thrown away the grace he was given because it’s not the grace he had in mind.’
The Truthspeaker paused to reflect on that. ‘There’s not much hope for a person who won’t live in the grace he’s given.”
The Wilderking Trilogy by Jonathan Rogers