Hey there! Today, I have another Loving the Lines for you! Loving the Lines is dedicated to books with stand-out quotes that need to be shared. I’m often moved by passages and lines from the books I read, and I thought this would be a great way to show the love!! Many thanks to all the wonderful writers who inspire, empower, entertain, and make people think. Today, that author and book is:
Gilded Serpent by Danielle L. Jensen
About the Book:
Synopsis: From bestselling author Danielle L. Jensen comes a thrilling new novel in the Dark Shores world, a series that Sarah J. Maas called “everything I look for in a fantasy novel.”
THEIR BATTLES ENDED IN VICTORY
Lydia returns to Mudaire to enter training at the healing temple. But instead of fighting to save lives, she’s convinced she is doing more harm than good. She delves into the history of the gods only to discover a truth that will change her life forever.
His birthright as commander of the Royal Army is finally in his grasp, but Killian feels anything but victorious. Burdened by his past, he embraces the darker side of his mark—and in doing so, risks starting a war.
BUT THE WAR HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN
Having defeated the tyrant Urcon, Marcus struggles to form a lasting alliance with the Arinoquians. But he is plagued by the knowledge that there is a traitor among his friends, and it could cost him everything that he’s fought for.
Torn between her growing allegiance to the Thirty-Seventh legion and her need to liberate her people, Teriana finds herself mired in a web of secrets. She embarks upon a path that will either save everyone she loves—or put them all in their graves.
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I think it will be in the absence of light that we all see who we truly are.
To be good does not mean to be without flaw, for even the best of us are riddled with them. To be good is to recognize the darkness in one’s character and strive to remedy it.
As long as you are still breathing, you can keep fighting.
Have you ever wondered what you would achieve if you fought for something you believed in?
Just because you were born to them does not make them your family…Look to those who guard your back, not those who throw you to the wolves.
He valued her voice too much to ever want it silenced.
There is nothing in this world that could make me regret you, Teriana. Because there is no one in this world who matters more than you.
“If the story of your life were a book, I’d carry it with me across the world. I’d read it every night. And whenever I reached the ending of what had been shared with me, I’d open it to the first page and begin reading again.”
Teriana’s eyes burned and she blinked rapidly. “It would be a very heavy book. I’ve had a very interesting life.”
“It would be worth it.” He crossed back, hands curving around the sides of her face as he bent to kiss her forehead. “Everything you tell me is a gift.”
Letting go with one hand, he wrapped his arm around her, pulling her close. Feeling her cheek against his, her hand cold where it pressed against his neck. “I won’t let you fall.”
“I know.” Her breath was warm against his ear. “And you never will.”
What he wouldn’t give for her face to be the last thing he saw every night and the first thing every morning. To be the first thing she saw every morning.
Gods, but he loved her. Wanted her more than breath. More than life. But she’d never be his. Because he could never be hers, no matter how much he wished otherwise.