“That giant that wants to kill you, at home in his cave or barrow – wherever the poor, damned thing is forced to live now – probably has a mate, and squalling little giant children, waiting for papa to come home with the meat. When you kill that giant, do you think of them? No, you think, I’m glad to be alive. Or the monster deserved what it got. After all, you’re not a bad guy, so if it tried to hurt you, it was the bad one right?”
-Chadwick Ginther –Thunder Road (RavenStone, forthcoming 2012).