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Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy, #1) Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
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“We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive. We do not apologize for them,” she says quietly, eyes never leaving mine. “Maybe they have broken you, but you are a sharper weapon because of it. And it is time to strike.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“I was a princess made of ashes; there is nothing left of me to burn.
Now it's time for a queen to rise.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you?”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“Maybe they have broken you, but you are a sharper weapon because of it. And it is time to strike.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“I take one last look at my reflection in the mirror. Ashes already flake down over my cheeks and nose, marking me. The red stain I used on my lips looks like fresh blood. Underneath, I see bits and pieces of my mother staring back at me, but twisted with hate and fury my mother never needed to know.
I'm not sorry for it.
I am angry.
I am hungry.
And I promise myself that one day I will watch them all burn.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“Because I am not all right. I am a hurricane barely contained in skin.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“May you always do the right thing, even when it’s hard.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“The hope inside me is not smothered yet. It is dying, yes, with only a few embers left. But I’ve seen fires rekindled with less.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“My body remembers—even when the rest of me forgets—that I am not made for curtsying.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“You’re a lamb in the lion’s den, child. You’re surviving. Isn’t that enough?”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“He is a stone, incapable of feeling anything, and I don't like being reminded that he's also human. I don't like to be reminded that we love the same person.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“Theodosia, Ampelio called me. It's a strong name - the one my mother gave me. It's the name of a queen. It doesn't feel like a name I deserve, but here I stand, alone. If I am to survive, I must be strong enough to live up to it.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“It’s safer to live only in the present, to be a girl with no past to yearn for and no future to have ripped away.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“My thoughts are growing bolder now, and though I know they are dangerous, I can no longer quiet them. And for the first time, I don’t want to”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“If there is a step after anger, I haven't yet found it.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“The Kaiser should have killed me when he had the chance.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“Thora is so much simpler. She is a hollow thing with no past no future. No desires. No anger. Only fear. Only obedience”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“I’m always alone. I should be used to it by now, though I don’t think it’s the kind of thing a person ever grows used to.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
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“He has already taken everything, my mother, Ampellio, my home. And now, I have nothing left to lose. And now, I have nothing left to fear.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“It only makes the voice in my head grow louder. And when the voice grows loud enough to push past my lips, the Kaiser grows angry”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“Impossible. The word ruffles me and I ignore it.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“My mother was known as the Fire Queen, regal and strong. But I am the Ash Princess, a living joke.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“May the gods bless Queen Eirene forever in the After, but until the end, she was the queen of a peaceful country. Her reign was largely untested and easy; she never had to know war until the Kalovaxians came and slit her throat. She had the luxury of being a sympathetic queen. You don't.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“The thought almost sends me running back for my bed, but I know it’s only a slower death that awaits me there. I have to make a choice. I have to trust myself.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“Everything is the same, even though I am not.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“Because that’s how water works. The river flows, pushing against a stone, even as it knows it won’t move it. It doesn’t have to. Enough currents go by, over enough time, and even the strongest stone gives in. It might take a lifetime or more, but water doesn’t give up.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
The Conquering is what the Kalovaxians call the siege. It makes it sound more honorable, I suppose, to conquer something wild rather than to lay siege to something defenseless.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“It may be that I was a fool to trust Cress, not because of who she is but because of how she was raised. This is the only world she knows, and though it’s a nightmare to me, it’s a world she is at home in. I suppose it’s easy to be at home in a world where you are on top. It’s easy not to notice those whose backs you stand on to stay there. One doesn’t even see them.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess
“I focus on the candle between us, the steady dancing of the flame as it shrinks and grows at the same pace as my quick heartbeat. I watch as it slows and a strange calm spreads over me. I shouldn’t be calm. I should want to rage and scream and slap her across her pretty face.




I should not be calm, but I am. There is one path ahead of me now, and I can see it clearly lit. It is an awful path, one I hate. I will never forgive myself for walking down it. I will not come out the other side the same.

But it is the only path I can take.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess

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