- Tempus Unbound is a book written by Chris and Janet Morris and set in The Sacred Band of Stepsons fictional universe..
- "Life was a gift from heaven. How you lived it was your worship. What you learned was your catechism. What you taught was your ritual. What you took was your blessing. What you gave was your sacrifice."
- "Lots are for luck. Lots are for fate. One lot apiece, one chance to undo an error or secure a fate."
- "All of you are here because of urgent need. All of you have prayed and dreamed and forced this opportunity out of time itself. Lemuria is at Year's End. New Year's sun will rise on final choices. Make them with the wisdom you brought here and the wisdom you gain here."
- "Survival's the thing, isn't it?"
- "One lot apiece, one chance to undo an error or secure a fate."
- "Humans create their futures every day of every year; only you can alter your worlds."