The first book of theNew York Timesbestselling Remnant Chronicles.
“Fantastical.” —USA Today
She flees on her wedding day.
She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s 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 can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s 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 arrive—and 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 secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.
The Kiss of Deceptionis the first book in Mary E. Pearson'sNew York Timesbestselling young adult fantasy series Remnant Chronicles. The adventure continues in theNew York Times bestseller,The Heart of Betrayal, and comes to an epic conclusion inThe Beauty of Darkness.
Praise forThe Kiss of Deception:
“Adeeply satisfying, intricately plotted fantasy where no one—no one—is quite what they seem. . . . A thoroughly engrossing read—I couldn't put it down!” —Robin LaFevers,New York Times–bestselling author ofGrave Mercy andDark Triumph
“A sumptuous fantasy.” —Chicago Tribune
“This is the kind of story I love—aheart-pounding taleof magic and murder, betrayal and romance set in arichly imaginedfantasy landscape.” —Cindy Williams Chima,New York Times–bestselling author of the Seven Realms and the Heir Chronicles
“Extraordinary . . . masterfully crafted.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“The 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 definitelyone of my favorite reads of the year!” —Alyson No#65533;l, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Immortals
“InThe Kiss of Deception, a new realm ismasterfully created, featuring court intrigue, feuding nations, breathtaking landscapes, and the gift of sight. Fans of theGame of Thrones series will enjoy the magic and fantasy in this timeless dystopian world.” —VOYA
"Gripping, urgent, and highly appealing."—School Library Journal
"Pearson (the Jenna Fox Chronicles) is off to an extraordinary start with her fantasy series, the Remnant Chronicles, creatingan alluring world and romance that's ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore and Megan Whalen Turner." —Publishers Weekly
"Pearson offers readers awonderfully 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." —Booklist,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." —School Library Journal, starred review