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Ruin and Rising

Leigh Bardugo

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“I will strip away all that you know, all that you love, until you have no shelter but mine.”

“Beauty was your armor. Fragile stuff, all show. But what's inside you? That's steel. It's brave and unbreakable. And it doesn't need fixing.”

“They had an ordinary life, full of ordinary things—if love can ever be called that.”

“I hope you weren’t looking to me to be the voice of reason. I keep to a strict diet of ill-advised enthusiasm and heartfelt regret.”

“In this moment he was just a boy -brilliant, blessed with too much power, burdened by eternity.”

“Aleksander," I whispered. A boy's name, given up. Almost forgotten.”

“He leaned against the window, and the gilded frame came into sharp focus. “Do you think it would be any different with your tracker beside you? With that Lantsov pup?” “Yes,” I said simply. “Because you would be the strong one?” “Because they’re better men than you.” “You might make me a better man.” “And you might make me a monster.”

“I saw the prince when I was in Os Alta,” said Ekaterina. “He’s not bad looking.” “Not bad looking?” said another voice. “He’s damnably handsome.” Luchenko scowled. “Since when—” “Brave in battle, smart as a whip.” Now the voice seemed to be coming from above us. Luchenko craned his neck, peering into the trees. “An excellent dancer,” said the voice. “Oh, and an even better shot.” “Who—” Luchenko never got to finish. A blast rang out, and a tiny black hole appeared between his eyes. I gasped. “Imposs—” “Don’t say it,” muttered Mal.”

“I'm the Sun Summoner. It gets dark when I say it does.”

“Maybe love was superstition, a prayer we said to keep the truth of loneliness at bay.”

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