You reckon ill who leave me out—when me you fly, I am the wings. The road to the Western Lands is by definition the most dangerous road in the world, for it is a journey beyond death, beyond the basic God-standard of fear and danger. It is the most heavily guarded road in the world, for it gives access to the gift that supersedes all other gifts: Immortality. — The road to the Western Lands is devious, unpredictable. Today’s easy passage may be tomorrow’s deathtrap. The obvious road is almost always a fool’s road. And beware the middle roads, the roads of moderation, common sense, and planning. However, there is a time for planning, moderation, and common sense. — A dangerous road. Every pitfall, every error, every snare to which every man has been liable since the beginning, you are sure to meet on the road to the Western Lands.