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!
“The curved yew creaks as I pull on my bowstring. The feathers of the arrow brush my cheek as I stare down the shaft at my prey.”
Ranger’s Oath (Arc of Radiance/Fall of Radiance #1) by Blake Arthur Peel
The barrier between worlds is broken. Only he knows the truth…
Magic has protected Tarsynium for a thousand years, shielding its people from being ravaged by bloodthirsty demons. When a young ranger’s apprentice named Owyn Lund discovers that the Arc of Radiance has been breached, he tries to warn anybody who will listen.
But legends aren’t supposed to be real.
When a village is mysteriously destroyed, rangers, mages, and rebels all point the finger, blaming each other for the demons’ brutality. However, Zara Dennel, a mage’s ward, has heard Owyn’s tale—and she’s inclined to believe him.
Together, they must prove that friendship is greater than intolerance, unity is more important than division, and that even the most powerful magic can sometimes not be enough.
Failure means the end of all things. A second—and lasting—Doom.
I’m 80% through this book and I’m really enjoying it, hopefully I will finish it before bed tonight.
What are you guys reading?
See you in the next one…