First Lines Friday-October 22, 2021

Hooray! It’s Friday! The end of the week!

Wait? Why am I so excited? I’m a homemaker! Every day is Friday for me should I so choose.

I usually don’t choose. I have stuff to do, okay! This house doesn’t clean itself.

I liked doing First Lines Friday last week, so I decided to keep on doing it.

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 Lines:

“The scene at the front door was seared into Khild’s mind: a child, hanging by a chain from the second story window, his swollen, bloody face confronting her as she approached the manor. Protocol was to leave the location of the crime untainted for as long as possible. Khlid had nonetheless ordered a beat cop to remove the horrid sight-the boy, no older than ten, deserved his dignity-but the chain was thick and the officer was still sawing away.”

Intrigued?

Breach of Peace by Daniel B. Greene

An imperial family is found butchered. Officers of God are called to investigate. Evidence points to a rebel group trying to seed fear into the very heart of the empire itself. Inspector Khlid takes the case and begins a harrowing hunt for those responsible. But when a larger conspiracy comes to light, will Inspector Khlid be able to trust those working within her own precinct?

This novella is a first offering from YouTuber Daniel Green. I don’t usually pick up YouTuber books, but this one caught my eye. I had a great time reading this detective story meets fantasy world. It was great. And as for wanting more in the world, well, there is a sequel coming out soon.

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