First Lines Friday: March 11,2022

Happy Friday y’all! It’s quite the Friday here in Texas. The weather has lost its mind. It was 65 degrees here yesterday and today the low is 24 degrees with a chance of sleet. What is happening?

But let’s not dwell on that unpleasantness. It’s 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:

I will tell you a story.

Seven years ago, when I was ten, I became lost in the woods. My sisters and I had been traveling the road that skims the coast like a stone from Dintagel. I loved our summer home-a spume-silvered rock of houses and workshops, its docks piled high with amphorae.

Intrigued?

The Book:

Sistersong by Lucy Holland

In the kingdom of Dumnonia, there is old magic to be found in the whisper of the wind, the roots of the trees, and the curl of the grass. King Cador knew this once, but now the land has turned from him, calling instead to his three children. Riva can cure others, but can’t seem to heal her own deep scars. Keyne battles to be accepted for who he truly is—the king’s son. And Sinne dreams of seeing the world, of finding adventure.

All three fear a life of confinement within the walls of the hold, their people’s last bastion of strength against the invading Saxons. However, change comes on the day ash falls from the sky. It brings with it Myrdhin, meddler and magician. And Tristan, a warrior who is not what he seems.

Riva, Keyne and Sinne—three siblings entangled in a web of betrayal and heartbreak, who must fight to forge their own paths. 

Their story will shape the destiny of Britain.

This book sounds like it will enchant me from the first word. I’m thinking of adding it to one of my TBRs later this year! What do you think?

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