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rissa Sentence Examples

  • Rissa shuddered and released her breath.

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  • He squeezed through the opening and shielded his eyes, face-to-face with Rissa.

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  • "Sirian, I'm not well," Rissa continued.

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  • Sirian and Rissa led him back to the impressive hold at the center of the city and up a set of stairs to the second level and down a wide hallway.

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  • Sirian opened one of the few closed doors, escorting Rissa.

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  • Rissa's quarters, he assumed as he shut the door.

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  • Rissa was dressed in clean men's clothing, her hair braided once more.

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  • Rissa looked down self-consciously and clasped her arms behind her back.

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  • Rissa slung the door closed and moved toward a small table where her sword waited.

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  • Sirian waited, his dark eyes going from Rissa to Taran, where they settled.

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  • Several burly guards bowed to Sirian and Rissa and trailed them into the street.

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  • Rissa's sharp glance found him twice, as if to ensure he continued to follow them.

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  • Rissa's voice drew him from his thoughts.

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  • Rissa, Sirian, and the guards headed toward the sparring men.

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  • Sirian partnered with Rissa while the guards fanned out around them, one alert while the other four paired up to spar.

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  • He looked in time to see Sirian fling Rissa over his shoulder.

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  • Sirian and Rissa glared at each other with animosity that bespoke a brittle relationship.

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  • Rissa looked at him hard.

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  • Rissa bristled but straightened.

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  • "I'm actually learning from him, Sirian," was Rissa's arch response.

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  • When Rissa merely nodded, accepting the insult, he felt the urge to shake sense into the oblivious woman.

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  • Aside from the dark moods of Rissa and Sirian, Taran sensed nervousness in the guards.

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  • Rissa was braced in the saddle as if expecting attackers at any moment.

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  • "There's more than one scout," Taran said, eyes on Rissa's back.

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  • Rissa turned to look at him, then Sirian.

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  • "The route is safe, Rissa," Sirian said firmly.

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  • It shoved Rissa's horse off the trail in its haste, where a branch knocked her to the ground.

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  • He caught a glimpse of Rissa through the melee and wrestled the horse for control.

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  • Three guards surrounded Rissa, whose writhing, squealing horse was as much of a menace to her as the attackers flooding from the forest.

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  • Taran shoved his way through the attackers, hacking as he went, determined to reach Rissa.

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  • He reached Rissa and threw himself from his horse, keeping a hold of the reins as he smashed blows into one of the three facing her.

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  • Rissa blocked the blow of the second and dropped, rolling as an axe split the ground near her head.

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  • Rissa arced a blow toward him.

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  • Relieved, he pulled the blowing horse to a halt and grabbed Rissa by the scruff of her tunic, unceremoniously hauling her up and dumping her on the ground.

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  • Rissa grunted at the impact of his weight and squirmed.

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  • You're not going anywhere, Rissa, he told her firmly.

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  • Rissa searched his gaze, calming.

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  • Rissa said nothing, waiting.

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  • Rissa closed her eyes and sighed.

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  • You know nothing about me, Rissa.

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  • Rissa drew herself up to her full height and looked around.

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  • Rissa looked up at him, face flushed.

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  • Rissa tensed, but his arms closed around her to prevent her from jumping off.

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  • Not wishing to see the dark Rissa from the morning return, he did not pursue.

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  • Guards drew arrows back at their approach, and Rissa roused herself.

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  • Taran released Rissa, and she hopped down, awaiting him.

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  • Rissa, I am grateful you are well!

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  • Taran handed off the horse to a stable hand and turned to watch as Sirian took Rissa's arm, leading her into a squat stone building at the center of the fortress.

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  • Sirian and Rissa wound through the fortress before disappearing into a door guarded by two men.

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  • "I can't imagine Rissa's guards last long," Taran said.

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  • "We serve Sirian at Rissa's command, though there are some in the kingdom who do not think the Warlord should be a woman," Allin clarified with a faint smile.

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  • By their edgy exchanges, he could tell Rissa knew her advisor posed some danger.

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  • Rissa leaned both hands on the table before her.

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  • "You're wrong, Rissa," he managed.

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  • "I do not fear him as you do, Rissa," he snapped.

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  • Rissa waited until she was out of sight of the two guards before breaking into a trot.

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  • Rissa felt his eyes on her and perched on the edge of a trunk.

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  • Rissa, will you go to Dierdirien?

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  • Rissa said nothing, unable to tell him her father was driven too mad by the demon his last ten years to know his daughter.

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  • He joined Lean and Allin as they dined, listening with forced indifference as they told him that Rissa had left alone with her guard at dusk.

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  • Rissa would be better served dead than falling into any other clan's hands.

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  • Then he gathered his weapons, intent on leaving before Sirian's men muddied up any tracks left behind by Rissa's captors.

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  • Rissa drew a deep breath with difficulty and forced her mind to focus.

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  • Rissa forced herself to breathe steadily.

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  • The seated king eyed Taran as Memon approached Rissa.

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  • Taran stepped aside, and Rissa tensed further as the man squatted before her.

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  • I have one chance to save you, Rissa.

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  • Rissa strained to control her wild desperation.

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  • Rissa met his gaze, sucking in a deep breath.

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  • Rissa was beautiful, even with her eyes rimmed in red.

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  • Rissa held her ground until he neared enough to touch her.

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  • Rissa bridged the space between them, moving her hands to brace against his chest.

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  • Killing Memon here would not win him armies or Rissa.

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  • He had no intention of killing Rissa despite what she had done to him.

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  • Rissa gazed at the maps before her, half listening to Hilden explaining their situation to her.

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  • Rissa twisted, leery of her second.

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  • Rissa, go and take care of yourself.

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  • Rissa hurried back to the second bedchamber and withdrew an empty bladder from a crate.

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  • Rissa stared at him, unnerved by his complete lack of empathy.

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  • Rissa paid heed to his explanation of tactics, uncertain if they were truthful, but noting his assessments.

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  • He motioned for Taran to follow and led him up the stairs into Rissa's expansive chambers.

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  • "And Rissa?" he pressed.

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  • Rissa does not rest.

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  • Rissa hesitated, fear skating through her.

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  • Rissa removed a dirk and slit open her palm, displaying it to him.

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  • Rissa met his gaze with a wan smile.

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  • What is that worth to you, Rissa?

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  • Rissa started toward the bathing chamber once again, rattled and exhausted.

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  • It's your secret, Rissa.

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  • He retreated obediently to Rissa's quarters and crossed to close the opened windows.

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  • The quarters smelled of jasmine, Rissa, and spiced ale.

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  • Taran said nothing, angered that Memon was capable of as many secrets as Rissa.

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  • The walls will hold, and as Rissa knows, Memon's forces are not yet large enough to threaten us.

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  • "Rissa and Sirian," he assessed.

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  • Rissa had not come to him, had not sent for him.

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  • "Rissa has Sirian imprisoned, but his loyal followers have overtaken the northern entrance and threaten to allow our enemies in if he is not released," Hilden said.

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  • Rissa refuses to free him.

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  • There will be nothing for you to take if you do not help Rissa.

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  • Hilden moved through the crowd directly to the table and took up a protective position behind Rissa, watching without interfering.

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  • Let me out, Rissa.

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  • There's much more, Rissa.

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  • It's that simple, Rissa.

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  • Don't let your pride interfere with your ability to save your people, Rissa.

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  • Rissa, you need to rest.

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  • Rissa sobbed into her hands, pain, fear, exhaustion, and frustration bubbling uncontrollably.

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  • "This is madness, Rissa," Hilden said.

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  • I don't know, Rissa.

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  • Rissa drew her sword but guided her horse forward, eyes searching the mass of struggling bodies for the warlord.

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  • "You're a fool, Rissa," he said again but without heat.

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  • You drive me mad, Rissa, and I honestly don't know if I'll leave you or bed you when this is over.

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  • Messengers perched near the door in one huddle while various warriors, Rissa's counselors, and strangers occupied the floor area.

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  • Rissa stood near a large wardrobe, as pale and distraught as she had appeared the night before.

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  • I compiled this for my dear Rissa, but I fear the demon will prevent me from giving it to her.

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  • Memon ignored him and closed the distance between him and Rissa, snatching her.

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  • Rissa alone gasped as the dying woman gagged and squirmed on the floor.

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  • Rissa saw him reach for the dagger at the base of his back and closed her eyes, sickened by the gurgling sound as the dagger pierced the woman's throat.

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  • There are two, one in Memon, and one in Rissa.

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  • What happens to Rissa?

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  • The walls are made of the demon's magic, and Rissa's armies are too far south to hold the city.

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  • Maybe, just maybe, Taran could drive the demon out of Rissa into Memon.

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  • Lately, he'd been thinking of nothing but Rissa.

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  • Rissa hid her secret as well as her predecessors.

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  • The book was where he left it in Rissa's chambers.

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  • "Rissa, I don't know what will happen tonight," he said.

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  • "I love Tiyan, Rissa," he continued.

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  • The demon has its eye on my Rissa.

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  • Whether due to his anger or his concern for Rissa, Vara didn't return.

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  • He ached to know how Rissa was but feared even sending a page, lest Memon's men grow suspicious.

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  • Rissa was dying too fast.

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  • Memon ignored him, darting into the cell where the unconscious Rissa lay.

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  • Taran's skin crawled with the charge of magic in the confined chamber, and he watched Memon bend over Rissa.

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  • The demon within Rissa was panicked, rippling her skin as it fled as far from Memon as possible.

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  • Memon slashed Rissa's arm with his demon's talons, and the demon within her rippled her body as it moved to avoid the madman.

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  • Talons pierced Rissa's stomach as Memon plunged his hand into her body, withdrawing a black creature the size of its arm that pulsed and writhed.

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  • The two guards and Rissa's body were gone.

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  • I was pained to hear of Rissa's death.

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  • The mention of Rissa's death disturbed him.

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  • "Rissa was his mate," Vara explained.

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  • Of the genera recognized by him, Pagophila and Rhodostethia have but one species each, Rissa and Xenia two, while the rest belong to Larus.

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  • Of the species of Rissa, one is the abundant and well-known kittiwake, R.

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  • "This is where the scouts were seen yesterday," Rissa, tenth Warlord of Tiyan, murmured as she calculated the distance between the city and her destination.

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  • Rissa, this was your decision.

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  • Rissa shuddered and released her breath.

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  • He squeezed through the opening and shielded his eyes, face-to-face with Rissa.

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  • "Sirian, I'm not well," Rissa continued.

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  • Sirian and Rissa led him back to the impressive hold at the center of the city and up a set of stairs to the second level and down a wide hallway.

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  • Sirian opened one of the few closed doors, escorting Rissa.

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  • Rissa's quarters, he assumed as he shut the door.

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  • Rissa was dressed in clean men's clothing, her hair braided once more.

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  • Rissa looked down self-consciously and clasped her arms behind her back.

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  • Rissa slung the door closed and moved toward a small table where her sword waited.

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  • Sirian waited, his dark eyes going from Rissa to Taran, where they settled.

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  • Several burly guards bowed to Sirian and Rissa and trailed them into the street.

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  • Rissa's sharp glance found him twice, as if to ensure he continued to follow them.

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  • Rissa's voice drew him from his thoughts.

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  • Rissa, Sirian, and the guards headed toward the sparring men.

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  • Sirian partnered with Rissa while the guards fanned out around them, one alert while the other four paired up to spar.

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  • He looked in time to see Sirian fling Rissa over his shoulder.

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  • Sirian and Rissa glared at each other with animosity that bespoke a brittle relationship.

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  • Rissa looked at him hard.

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  • Rissa bristled but straightened.

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  • "I'm actually learning from him, Sirian," was Rissa's arch response.

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  • When Rissa merely nodded, accepting the insult, he felt the urge to shake sense into the oblivious woman.

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  • Aside from the dark moods of Rissa and Sirian, Taran sensed nervousness in the guards.

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  • Rissa was braced in the saddle as if expecting attackers at any moment.

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  • He spoke loudly enough for Rissa to hear.

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  • "There's more than one scout," Taran said, eyes on Rissa's back.

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  • Rissa turned to look at him, then Sirian.

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  • "The route is safe, Rissa," Sirian said firmly.

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  • It shoved Rissa's horse off the trail in its haste, where a branch knocked her to the ground.

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  • He caught a glimpse of Rissa through the melee and wrestled the horse for control.

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  • Three guards surrounded Rissa, whose writhing, squealing horse was as much of a menace to her as the attackers flooding from the forest.

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  • Taran shoved his way through the attackers, hacking as he went, determined to reach Rissa.

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  • He reached Rissa and threw himself from his horse, keeping a hold of the reins as he smashed blows into one of the three facing her.

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  • Rissa blocked the blow of the second and dropped, rolling as an axe split the ground near her head.

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  • Rissa arced a blow toward him.

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  • Relieved, he pulled the blowing horse to a halt and grabbed Rissa by the scruff of her tunic, unceremoniously hauling her up and dumping her on the ground.

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  • Rissa grunted at the impact of his weight and squirmed.

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  • You're not going anywhere, Rissa, he told her firmly.

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  • Rissa searched his gaze, calming.

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  • Rissa said nothing, waiting.

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  • Rissa closed her eyes and sighed.

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  • You know nothing about me, Rissa.

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  • Rissa drew herself up to her full height and looked around.

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  • Rissa looked up at him, face flushed.

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  • Rissa tensed, but his arms closed around her to prevent her from jumping off.

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  • Not wishing to see the dark Rissa from the morning return, he did not pursue.

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  • Guards drew arrows back at their approach, and Rissa roused herself.

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  • Taran released Rissa, and she hopped down, awaiting him.

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  • Rissa, I am grateful you are well!

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  • Taran handed off the horse to a stable hand and turned to watch as Sirian took Rissa's arm, leading her into a squat stone building at the center of the fortress.

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  • Sirian and Rissa wound through the fortress before disappearing into a door guarded by two men.

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  • "I can't imagine Rissa's guards last long," Taran said.

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  • "We serve Sirian at Rissa's command, though there are some in the kingdom who do not think the Warlord should be a woman," Allin clarified with a faint smile.

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  • By their edgy exchanges, he could tell Rissa knew her advisor posed some danger.

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  • Rissa leaned both hands on the table before her.

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  • "You're wrong, Rissa," he managed.

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  • "I do not fear him as you do, Rissa," he snapped.

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  • Rissa waited until she was out of sight of the two guards before breaking into a trot.

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  • Rissa felt his eyes on her and perched on the edge of a trunk.

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  • Rissa, will you go to Dierdirien?

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  • Rissa said nothing, unable to tell him her father was driven too mad by the demon his last ten years to know his daughter.

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  • He joined Lean and Allin as they dined, listening with forced indifference as they told him that Rissa had left alone with her guard at dusk.

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  • Rissa would be better served dead than falling into any other clan's hands.

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  • Then he gathered his weapons, intent on leaving before Sirian's men muddied up any tracks left behind by Rissa's captors.

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  • Rissa drew a deep breath with difficulty and forced her mind to focus.

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  • Rissa forced herself to breathe steadily.

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  • The seated king eyed Taran as Memon approached Rissa.

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  • Taran stepped aside, and Rissa tensed further as the man squatted before her.

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  • I have one chance to save you, Rissa.

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  • Rissa strained to control her wild desperation.

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  • Rissa met his gaze, sucking in a deep breath.

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  • Rissa was beautiful, even with her eyes rimmed in red.

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  • Rissa held her ground until he neared enough to touch her.

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  • Rissa bridged the space between them, moving her hands to brace against his chest.

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  • Killing Memon here would not win him armies or Rissa.

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  • He had no intention of killing Rissa despite what she had done to him.

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  • Rissa gazed at the maps before her, half listening to Hilden explaining their situation to her.

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  • Rissa twisted, leery of her second.

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  • Rissa, go and take care of yourself.

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  • Rissa hurried back to the second bedchamber and withdrew an empty bladder from a crate.

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  • Rissa stared at him, unnerved by his complete lack of empathy.

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  • Rissa paid heed to his explanation of tactics, uncertain if they were truthful, but noting his assessments.

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  • Rissa watched Sirian read it, nod in satisfaction, and proclaim it was as he had said.

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  • He motioned for Taran to follow and led him up the stairs into Rissa's expansive chambers.

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  • "And Rissa?" he pressed.

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  • He thought of Rissa, of how he would wrest control from her, or better, control of her and of Tiyan.

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  • Rissa does not rest.

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  • Rissa hesitated, fear skating through her.

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  • Rissa removed a dirk and slit open her palm, displaying it to him.

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  • Rissa met his gaze with a wan smile.

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  • What is that worth to you, Rissa?

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  • Rissa started toward the bathing chamber once again, rattled and exhausted.

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  • It's your secret, Rissa.

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  • He retreated obediently to Rissa's quarters and crossed to close the opened windows.

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  • The quarters smelled of jasmine, Rissa, and spiced ale.

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  • Taran said nothing, angered that Memon was capable of as many secrets as Rissa.

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  • The walls will hold, and as Rissa knows, Memon's forces are not yet large enough to threaten us.

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  • "Rissa and Sirian," he assessed.

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  • Rissa had not come to him, had not sent for him.

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  • "Rissa has Sirian imprisoned, but his loyal followers have overtaken the northern entrance and threaten to allow our enemies in if he is not released," Hilden said.

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  • Rissa refuses to free him.

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  • There will be nothing for you to take if you do not help Rissa.

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  • Taran never expected Rissa to act against Sirian, or Tiyan to be divided by a civil war.

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  • Hilden moved through the crowd directly to the table and took up a protective position behind Rissa, watching without interfering.

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  • Let me out, Rissa.

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  • There's much more, Rissa.

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  • It's that simple, Rissa.

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  • Don't let your pride interfere with your ability to save your people, Rissa.

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  • Rissa, you need to rest.

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  • Rissa sobbed into her hands, pain, fear, exhaustion, and frustration bubbling uncontrollably.

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  • "This is madness, Rissa," Hilden said.

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  • I don't know, Rissa.

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  • Rissa drew her sword but guided her horse forward, eyes searching the mass of struggling bodies for the warlord.

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  • "You're a fool, Rissa," he said again but without heat.

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  • You drive me mad, Rissa, and I honestly don't know if I'll leave you or bed you when this is over.

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  • Messengers perched near the door in one huddle while various warriors, Rissa's counselors, and strangers occupied the floor area.

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  • Rissa stood near a large wardrobe, as pale and distraught as she had appeared the night before.

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  • I compiled this for my dear Rissa, but I fear the demon will prevent me from giving it to her.

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  • Memon ignored him and closed the distance between him and Rissa, snatching her.

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  • Rissa alone gasped as the dying woman gagged and squirmed on the floor.

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  • Rissa saw him reach for the dagger at the base of his back and closed her eyes, sickened by the gurgling sound as the dagger pierced the woman's throat.

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  • Rissa was destined to be the last warlord of Tiyan.

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  • There are two, one in Memon, and one in Rissa.

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  • What happens to Rissa?

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  • He was destined to rule Tiyan, just as Rissa was destined to die for Tiyan.

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  • The walls will collapse around you when the demon and Rissa die.

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  • The walls are made of the demon's magic, and Rissa's armies are too far south to hold the city.

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  • Maybe, just maybe, Taran could drive the demon out of Rissa into Memon.

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  • Rissa, last warlord of Tiyan.

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  • Lately, he'd been thinking of nothing but Rissa.

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  • Rissa hid her secret as well as her predecessors.

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  • The book was where he left it in Rissa's chambers.

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  • "Rissa, I don't know what will happen tonight," he said.

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  • "I love Tiyan, Rissa," he continued.

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  • The demon has its eye on my Rissa.

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  • Whether due to his anger or his concern for Rissa, Vara didn't return.

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  • He ached to know how Rissa was but feared even sending a page, lest Memon's men grow suspicious.

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  • Rissa was dying too fast.

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  • Rissa lay pale and unconscious on the earthen floor, her clothing and hair matted with blood.

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  • Memon ignored him, darting into the cell where the unconscious Rissa lay.

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  • Taran's skin crawled with the charge of magic in the confined chamber, and he watched Memon bend over Rissa.

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  • Vara and Hilden were silent, as stricken as he was as the demon freed itself from Memon's body enough to reach for Rissa.

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  • The demon within Rissa was panicked, rippling her skin as it fled as far from Memon as possible.

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  • Memon slashed Rissa's arm with his demon's talons, and the demon within her rippled her body as it moved to avoid the madman.

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  • Talons pierced Rissa's stomach as Memon plunged his hand into her body, withdrawing a black creature the size of its arm that pulsed and writhed.

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  • Taran snatched Rissa's bloodied body and backpedaled.

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  • The two guards and Rissa's body were gone.

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  • I was pained to hear of Rissa's death.

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  • The mention of Rissa's death disturbed him.

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  • "Rissa was his mate," Vara explained.

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  • Of the genera recognized by him, Pagophila and Rhodostethia have but one species each, Rissa and Xenia two, while the rest belong to Larus.

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  • Of the species of Rissa, one is the abundant and well-known kittiwake, R.

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