First Line Friday: April 15, 2022

Hello beautiful people! What a fine Friday it’s turning out to be. I say that, having just woken up and not had any tea yet. But at least the Hubs and I are both off of work and get to spend some quality time together today! Huzzah for Friday!

And since it’s Friday, It’s First Lines Friday!

First Lines Friday 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!

Today’s book just came out this year and I have high hopes for it.

The Lines:

She gives birth in mud and mire. She squats and strains under the fog-shrowded bower of a gnarled cottongum.


The Book:

The Starless Crown by James Rollins

A gifted student foretells an apocalypse. Her reward is a sentence of death.

Fleeing into the unknown she is drawn into a team of outcasts:

A broken soldier, who once again takes up the weapons he’s forbidden to wield and carves a trail back home.

A drunken prince, who steps out from his beloved brother’s shadow and claims a purpose of his own.

An imprisoned thief, who escapes the crushing dark and discovers a gleaming artifact – one that will ignite a power struggle across the globe.

On the run, hunted by enemies old and new, they must learn to trust each other in order to survive in a world evolved in strange, beautiful, and deadly ways, and uncover ancient secrets that hold the key to their salvation.

But with each passing moment, doom draws closer.


Sounds good, doesn’t it? What do you think? Would you pick up this book?

2 thoughts on “First Line Friday: April 15, 2022

  1. Oh wow. I wasn’t sure by the lines if it was about a woman or maybe a farm animal, sorry. Not trying to make a joke here but that is where my mind went. I don’t read a ton of fantasy, but I do read and enjoy some (Throne of Glass is one) so I’m interested from the book blurb itself. Thanks, new to me author.


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