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The first book of the New York Times bestselling Remnant Chronicles.
âFantastical.â âUSA Today
She flees on her wedding day.
She steals ancient documents from the Chancellorâs secret collection.
She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.
She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.
The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia canât abide. Like having to marry someone sheâs never met to secure a political alliance.
Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia escapes to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arriveâand unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secretsâsecrets that may unravel her worldâeven as she feels herself falling in love.
The Kiss of Deception is the first book in Mary E. Pearson's New York Times bestselling young adult fantasy series Remnant Chronicles. The adventure continues in the New York Times bestseller, The Heart of Betrayal, and comes to an epic conclusion in The Beauty of Darkness.
Praise for The Kiss of Deception:
âA deeply satisfying, intricately plotted fantasy where no oneâno oneâis quite what they seem. . . . A thoroughly engrossing readâI couldn't put it down!â âRobin LaFevers, New York Timesâbestselling author of Grave Mercy and Dark Triumph
âA sumptuous fantasy.â âChicago Tribune
âThis is the kind of story I loveâa heart-pounding tale of magic and murder, betrayal and romance set in a richly imagined fantasy landscape.â âCindy Williams Chima, New York Timesâbestselling author of the Seven Realms and the Heir Chronicles
âExtraordinary . . . masterfully crafted.â âPublishers Weekly, starred review
âThe Kiss of Deception has it all--beautiful writing, heart-pounding suspense, a fiery princess, and an epic romance that'll make you swoon. This is definitely one of my favorite reads of the year!â âAlyson NoÃ«l, #1 New York Timesâbestselling author of The Immortals
âIn The Kiss of Deception, a new realm is masterfully created, featuring court intrigue, feuding nations, breathtaking landscapes, and the gift of sight. Fans of the Game of Thrones series will enjoy the magic and fantasy in this timeless dystopian world.â âVOYA
"Gripping, urgent, and highly appealing." âSchool Library Journal
"Pearson (the Jenna Fox Chronicles) is off to an extraordinary start with her fantasy series, the Remnant Chronicles, creating an alluring world and romance that's ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore and Megan Whalen Turner." âPublishers Weekly
"Pearson offers readers a wonderfully full-bodied story: harrowing, romantic, and full of myth and memory, fate and hope. . . . This has the sweep of an epic tale, told with some twists." âBooklist, starred review
"A marvelous new fantasy series that is sure to find an audience with devotees of Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games and John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice books (Philomel). Romance, adventure, mysticism--this book has it all and it just may be the next YA blockbuster." âSchool Library Journal, starred review
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