The glory of war is for kings and queens, warlords and leaders. For commoners, war is harsh, glum, and menacing.
War is not a fairy tale where someone is good, someone is bad, someone is hero, or someone is villain. In a war, everyone is working to serve their own interest.
War is a smell — a smell of filth, a smell of sweat, a smell of flesh, a smell of blood, a smell of death; war is a stench that never goes away.
In war stories, nobody gets to play the part they want, and no war story ever has a happy ending.
The outcome of war is never good or better, it is only bad or worse, you can only choose between the bad and worse.
— Shon Mehta, Lair of The Monster