The Tag Line for ‘The Weight of Shadows’ is:
‘When you have spent your life in the shadows, what would you do at the dying of the light?’
Many people have asked me questions about this. Rather than disclose too much here, which might be a significant spoiler, I’ll explain the obvious source from the book and the root of the words.
This rhetorical question comes from the first meeting of Benedict and Hanson, which ends with this comment:
At some point in the future, I may write more about the importance of this discussion and why Benedict uses these precise words at this moment. The root of Benedict thoughts as he speaks to Hanson is a combination of the Dylan Thomas poem, ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’ and Macbeth: