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The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1) The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
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“It can take years to mold a dream. It takes only a fraction of a second for it to be shattered.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“I will find you.
In the farthest corner, I will find you.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“Maybe there was no one way to define it. Maybe there were as many shades of love as the blues of the sky,”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“I see only reminders that nothing lasts forever, not even greatness.”
“Some things last.”
I faced him. “Really? And just what would that be?”
“The things that matter.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“Today was the day a thousand dreams would die and a single dream would be born.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“If one can't be trusted in love, one can't be trusted in anything. Some things can't be forgiven.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“Once upon a time, there was a man as great as the gods…
But even the great can tremble with fear.
Even the great can fall”
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“We all have our different skills. You’re patient to a fault, which sometimes doesn’t work to your advantage. I, on the other hand, have the patience of a wet cat. Only on rare occasions does that come in handy.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“But remember, child, we may all have our own story and destiny, and sometimes our seemingly bad fortune, but we're all part of a greater story too. One that transcends the soil, the wind, time... even our own tears. Greater stories will have their way.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“Don't be afraid, child,
The stories are always there.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“I trust you all slept well,” I said, deliberately keeping my tone light. I returned Malich’s glare with a tight-lipped grin.

“Yes, we did,” Kaden answered quickly.

“I’m sorry to hear that.”
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“Maybe there were a hundred different ways to fall in love.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“A six-inch blade. I smiled. Did he buy it? It was actually just shy of four—but very nicely weighted—and as Aunt Bernice noted, a little exaggeration was always expected when describing weapons, victories, and body parts.”
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“Taking another life, she had whispered, even a guilty one, should never be easy. If it were, we'd be little more than animals.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“Who was this girl who thumbed her nose at two kingdoms and did as she pleased?”
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“Ascente cha ores ri ve breazza."
"Turn your ear to the wind," she interpreted. "Stand strong.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“Sometimes the enemy is just one person who will bring down a kingdom.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“If I could only reach out and touch the stars, I would know everything. I would understand.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“A perfect night... a perfect forever”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“Today was the day a thousand dreams would die and a single dream would be born.
The wind knew. It was the first of June, but cold gusts bit at the hilltop citadelle as fiercely as deepest winter, shaking the windows with curses and winding through drafty halls with warning whispers. There was no escaping what was to come.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“Until one comes who is mightier,
The one sprung from misery,
The one who was weak,
The one who was hunted,
The one marked with claw and vine,
The one named in secret,
The one called Jezelia.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“There aren't many berry bushes where I'm from."
"And just where would that be?"
His hand paused on a berry like it was a monumental decision whether to pluck it or not. He finally pulled and explained he was from a small town in the southernmost part of Morringhan. When I asked the name, he said it was very small and had no name....
"A town with no name? Really? How very odd." I waited for him to scramble, and he didn't disappoint me.
"It's only a region. A few scattered dwellings at most. We're farmers there. Mostly farmers. And you? Where are you from?"...
I took the berry still poised in his fingers and popped it in my mouth. Where was I from? I narrowed my eyes and smiled. "A small town in the northernmost part of Morrighan. Mostly farmers. Only a regions, really. A few scattered dwellings. At most. No name."
He couldn't restrain a chuckle. "Then we come from opposite but similar worlds, don't we?”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“Ancients pulled metals more precious than gold from the center of the earth - They spun into giant lacy wings that flew them to the stars and back
"Is that what you'd do with wings?"
She shook her head "No, I'd fly to the stars, but I'd never come back”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“This world, it breathes you in, sniffs, it knows you, and then it breathes you out again, shares you. You’re not contained here in this single place alone. The wind, time, it circles, repeats, teaches, reveals, some swaths cutting deeper than others. The universe knows. The universe has a long memory.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“I would never betray Venda.”
“Sometimes we’re all pushed to do things we thought we could never do.”
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“I was about to reach in the basket to take one when a horse that had been grazing nearby suddenly charged at another horse. Kaden grabbed me and pulled me out of its path. We stumbled back, unable to regain our footing, and both tumbled to the ground. He rolled over me in a protective motion, hovering in case the horse came closer, but it was already gone.
The world snapped to silence. The tall grass waved above us, hiding us from view. He gazed down at me, his elbows straddling my sides, his chest brushing mine, his face inches away.
I saw the look in his eyes. My heart pounded against my ribs.
“Are you all right?” His voice was low and husky.
“Yes,” I whispered.
His face hovered closer to mine. I was going to push away, look away, do something, but I didn’t, and before I knew what was happening, the space between us disappeared. His lips were warm and gentle against mine, and his breath thrummed in my ears. Heat raced through me. It was just as I had imagined that night with Pauline back in Terravin so long ago. Before—
I pushed him away.
“Lia—”
I got to my feet, my chest heaving, busying myself with a loose button on my shirt. “Let’s forget that happened, Kaden.”
He had jumped to his feet too. He grabbed my hand so I had to look at him. “You wanted to kiss me.”
I shook my head, denying it, but it was true. I had wanted to kiss him.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“Maybe now it was I who would become the assassin.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“There is one true history And one true future. Listen well, For the child sprung from misery Will be the one to bring hope. From the weakest will come strength. From the hunted will come freedom. —Song of Venda”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“I am a soldier in my father's army.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
“The truths of the world wish to be known, but they won’t force themselves upon you the way lies will. They’ll court you, whisper to you, play behind your eyelids, slip inside and warm your blood, dance along your spine and caress your neck until your flesh rises in bumps.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception

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