Time to mash up two enormously successful authors and wonder if Charles Dickens will ever be lucky enough to have his books made into video games!
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, “What had gone wrong?” he asked himself again. It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, were not his plays brilliantly subtle ones? It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness – had his country ever overtly threatened Siberia? No. It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. Did even the People’s Liberation Army’s leadership know what the plans were? We had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way- but such people knew how to keep secrets, and if they talked to anyone… in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. And why had that Ryan fellow reestablished relations with the “Republic of China?”