Hello!! TGIF, yeah? ^_^ Anyhow, I don’t have time today to make a Freebie Friday post, so I thought I would join in on this post I’ve seen floating around.
First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
I remember loving this book I randomly picked up from the bookstore. I still need to finish the series….
Here is the 1st paragraph:
For as long as she could remember, Maerad had been imprisoned behind walls. She was a slave in Gilman’s Cot, and hers was the barest of existences: an endless cycle of drudgery and exhaustion and dull fear.
Well, what do you think??
Think you know it??
Ready for the reveal??
The Naming (The Books of Pellinor #1) by Alison Croggon
This is a quartet of which I own 3 but, have only read 2…. and this was a good 10+ years ago. I still remember it though. I think back and wonder how it ended and why I never continued… because I remember liking it but, needing a break and then, I just never picked it back up.
In case you might want to read it here is the synopsis from Goodreads:
In the classic spirit of epic fantasy comes this glittering saga of a young girl who learns she possesses an uncanny gift—and is destined to use it to save her world from a terrifying evil.
Maerad is a slave in a desperate and unforgiving settlement, taken there as a child when her family is destroyed in war. She doesn’t yet know she has inherited a powerful gift, one that marks her as a member of the noble School of Pellinor and enables her to see the world as no other can. It is only when she is discovered by Cadvan, one of the great Bards of Lirigon, that her true identity and extraordinary destiny unfold. Now, she and her mysterious teacher must embark on a treacherous, uncertain journey through a time and place where the forces of darkness wield an otherworldly terror.
Have you read this book before? Want to read it now?