First Lines Friday

It’s time for another First Lines Friday again and this time i’m taking some advice off the lovely Susan over at Novel Lives, and choosing a book that is on my TBR. Im hoping this will help me get through my Beating the Backlist challenge, and not make me want to re-read books again, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

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 old spellmasters like to say that magic has a taste. Ember spells are like a spice burning the tip of your tongue. Breath magic is subtle, almost cool, like the sensation of holding a mint leaf between your lips. Sand, Silk, Blood, Iron… they each have their flavour. A true adept – the kind of mage who can cast spells even outside an oasis – knows them all.

How awesome does this sound! I’m definitely intrigued. This is from a series by a favourite author of mine, and after this first paragraph I will definitely be picking this series up sooner rather than later.

So are you ready to find out what it is?





I’m super excited to start this series. I loved the Greatcoats, so I have high hopes for this one. Have you read this yet? Let me know what you think.


11 replies »

  1. Wait that is missing a line and wouldnt let me delete. Take two:


    I like that! Damn me and my advise!

    … goes to library app to see if book can be placed on hold….



    Thanks for tagging me! I did my first FLF today!!!

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