First Lines Friday: March 4, 2022

Hello beautiful people! I sat down to type this post up last night and almost fell asleep at the computer. It was nine o’clock. I’m usually up until, at the very least, eleven. It was a crazy, but awesome, day yesterday.

But enough about yesterday. Today is First Lines Friday! First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words, or, as her blog is going by now, Emma IRL. 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 pig was young and wary, a yearling boar timidly testing the wind for strange sents as it ventured out into the honey-colored light of the fast-fading day. Bran ap Bryanchan, Prince of the Elfael, had spent the entire day stalking the greenwood for a suitable prize, and he meant to have this one.


The Book:

Hood by Stephen Lawhead

For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of thieves has captivated the imagination. Now the familiar tale takes on new life, fresh meaning, and an unexpected setting.

Hunted like an animal by Norman invaders, Bran ap Brychan, heir to the throne of Elfael, has abandoned his father’s kingdom and fled to the greenwood. There, in a primeval forest of the Welsh borders, danger surrounds him–for this woodland is a living, breathing entity with mysterious powers and secrets, and Bran must find a way to make it his own if he is to survive.

I’m not going to lie, the tale of Robin Hood has enchanted me since I was little, after having seen Disney’s Robin Hood. I mean, who doesn’t love the tale of Robin Hood narrated by a singing rooster?

Love that guy.

Which version of Robin Hood is your favorite?

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