For those of you who have been reading for a while I tend to post a fun tag or meme on Friday’s to get us into the weekend spirit.
The Book Beginnings on 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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The Black Prism (Lightbringer #1) by Brent Weeks
Publisher: Orbit (July 23, 2013)
Print Length: 661 pages
Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live.
When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he’s willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.
“Kip crawled toward the battlefield in the darkness, the mist pressing down, blotting out sound, scattering starlight.”
Well, I have finally decided it is high time to tackle this monster of a book. Made easier due to the fact that Elliot Brooks is hosting a buddy read, I am slowly but surely making my way through the pre-industrial fantasy Seven Satrapies. The first sentence was quite lyrical, with the whole scattering starlight in a battlefield business, and I hope Weeks is able to keep me ensnared with this writing for the entirety of The Black Prism.
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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.