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Gathering Darkness (Falling Kingdoms, #3) Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes
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“In the shadow my father has cast over my entire life, you are the only light I can see anymore. And, whatever the cost, I refuse to let that light be extinguished”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“Magnus had come to a horrible realization. One that he knew would cause him nothing but pain and suffering from that day forward.
But there was no changing the truth of it.
He had fallen in love with her.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“You don't cry when someone pushes you down. You get up. You get up and you fight back. And pretty soon nobody's going to shove you anymore because they'll see it's not worth it.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“You want to know why I did what I did?" His dark brows drew together as if he were only now allowing himself to consider this question. "Its fairly simple, actually. It's because, without your bravery in the face of all that's happened to you, without your constant scheming behind my back, without that fire of hatred and contempt and hope in your eyes when you look at me..." He hissed out a breath. "In the shadow my father has cast over my entire life, you are the only light I can see anymore. And, whatever the cost, I refuse to let that light be extinguished.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“Hatred is like fire. It burns the one who harnesses it. It's also extremely hard to see more helpful truths through its flames.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“Her cerulean eyes widened.
"You dream about me?"
His gaze snapped back to hers.
"Nightmares only”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“It was desperate, this kiss. Violent, even.
But of course it was. It had been building up between them for such a long time, as the battle about this boy who had destroyed her life had raged inside her. This boy who had saved her life, who was cruel and kind, strong and weak. Who was selfish and selfless all at once.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“This was the boy who now kissed her without reservation, as if he were dying and she was air itself.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“Fear and intimidation are tactics that work very well on those who allow themselves to be afraid and intimidated.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“And those with dark pasts didn't always yearn for dark futures.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“Some sought revenge against their mortal enemies with the edge of a sword. Her plan for vengeance began with the edge of a smile.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“That is your greatest mistake. The love you felt for him wasn’t love at all—it was obsession. Real love means sacrifice, not selfishness.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“You seem rather obsessed with Magnus. Perhaps next time I should try to arrange a meeting between the two of you instead.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“But one thought was crystal clear. This princess, who looked at him tonight with hope rather than hate shining in her eyes . . . if he let her, she could destroy him.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“There are no guarantees in this life, only strong possibilities. That's enough for me.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“there was only one person who could change your destiny, and that was yourself.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“You don’t cry when someone pushes you down. You get up. You get up and you fight back. And pretty soon nobody’s going to shove you anymore because they’ll see it’s not worth it. You won’t let anyone push you around and make you cry.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“Blood is life. Blood is magic.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“Hatred is like fire. It burns the one who harnesses it. It’s also extremely hard to see more helpful truths through its flames.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“But minding one's own business wasn't very interesting. Or useful.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“Magnus had come to a horrible realization. One he knew would cause him nothing but pain and suffering from that day forward. But there was no changing the truth of it. He had fallen in love with her”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“She passed close enough to Magnus that, for a moment, Cleo thought he might reach out and snap her neck, but he didn’t. That, Cleo felt, was unfortunate.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“Felix shrugged. “To me, girls are meant to be pretty companions, not rebel comrades. They’re good for washing our clothes and preparing meals after a long day.” He flashed Jonas a grin. “And, of course, they’re excellent for warming beds.” Jonas eyed him with an edge of amusement. “You might want to keep that opinion to yourself when you meet Lysandra.” “She’s not pretty?” “Oh, she is. Extremely pretty, in fact. But she’ll hand your arse to you on a rusty platter if you ever ask her to cook your meals or wash your clothes. And especially if you invite her to warm your bed.” “If she’s as pretty as you say I might try to change her mind.” Jonas’s grin widened. “Good luck with that. I’ll be sure to bring flowers to your grave.” Felix”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“He drank straight from the bottle now, ignoring his goblet. How stupid that his father had forbidden such pleasures in Limeros all those years, citing religious reasons. Valoria had taught that to keep a clear mind was to keep a pure heart, and her people had obeyed. Magnus had always subscribed to this credo, believing that he truly preferred a clear mind to this . . . this . . . Yes. This was better. Drunk was much better than sober. He”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“Believe in magic. Believe in the impossible”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“are no guarantees in this life, only strong possibilities. That’s enough for me.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“He was dangerous—she felt it down in her very soul. The price of this young man’s freedom would be forged from pain, death, and fire. “Yes,” she said. The single word sealed her fate. Standing there on the steep Limerian cliffs, she was ready to watch the world burn.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“Lucia couldn’t deny it. Cleo was getting to her, breaking through that dark wall that surrounded her. Believe in magic. Believe in the impossible. Believe, tentatively, in this fragile new friendship with Cleo. And believe that one day she’d see Alexius again.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“Despite Danaus’s ancient age and vast wealth of knowledge, he really was deeply stupid.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness
“But sometimes we hurt the people we love. Life's like that.”
Morgan Rhodes, Gathering Darkness

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