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.