The Heart of Betrayal
The Heart of Betrayal 2015 Book Cover
Author Mary E. Pearson
Country America
Genre(s) young adult fantasy
Publisher Henry Holt
Publication date July 7, 2015
ISBN 978-0-8050-9924-9
Preceded by The Kiss of Deception
Followed by The Beauty of Darkness
The Heart of Betrayal is the second young adult fantasy book in the The Remnant Chronicles series by Mary E. Pearson. It was released on July 7, 2015.


Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save Lia's life, her erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar's interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen.

Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: There's Rafe, who lied to Lia but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be savages. Now that she lives among them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country... and her own destiny.