With another week coming to an end it is time for my contribution to the First Line Friday conversation.
The Book Beginnings on Friday or First Line Friday book meme was created by Rose City Reader, where you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
Interested to see what my current read had in store for me? Keep on reading to find out.
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Daughters of the Storm (Blood and Gold #1) by Kim Wilkins
Publisher: Del Rey Books (March 6, 2018)
Print Length: 437 pages
They are the daughters of a king. Though they share the same royal blood, they could not be more different. Bluebell is a proud warrior, stronger than any man and with an ironclad heart to match. Rose’s heart is all too passionate: She is the queen of a neighboring kingdom, who is risking everything for a forbidden love. The twins: vain Ivy, who lives for admiration, and zealous Willow, who lives for the gods. And Ash, who is discovering a dangerous talent for magic that might be a gift–or a curse.
But when their father is stricken by a mysterious ailment, they must come together on a desperate journey to save him and prevent their treacherous stepbrother from seizing the throne. Their mission: find the powerful witch who can cure the king. But to succeed on their quest, they must overcome their differences, and hope that the secrets they hide from one another and the world are never brought to light. Because if this royal family breaks, it could destroy the kingdom.
“A thousand times he had murmured her name in the soft darkness; now, though, he didn’t know her name. He didn’t even know his own.”
While this is technically the first two sentences of Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins, I felt in order to appreciate the gravity of the first sentence the context of the second should be included. The sentences themselves left me as a reader with an abundance of questions. Who is the male in question? What is his relationship to the female mentioned? And what is the cause of the mysterious man’s ailment? All of these questions and more are what is pushing me to continue with this 400 page beast. Hopefully the intriguing setup will continue through out the rest of the novel.
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And that is my contribution to the Book Beginnings on Friday conversation. What is the first sentence of the book you’re reading right now? Leave it as a comment below and let’s chat about it.