"Rorg turned his fierce eye upon her, and M'Nea felt her heart begin to quicken, even as her hand went to her dagger. She had intended to plunge it into his throat, but something about him made her hesitate."
B'Elanna Torres was caught reading the novel in the mess hall by Tom Paris in 2373; she defended her choice in literature as "escapist reading." In response, Paris suggested that he might read it too, just to see if he might get some ideas on what might make her heart quicken. (VOY: "Real Life")