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!
This first lines Friday im choosing to focus on a lesser known fantasy series that I think deserves a little more spotlight. Are there any series out there that you think don’t get the love they deserve?
Barba stood by the side of the stable, chewing on the delicate meldon flower pulled from her small supply. She swallowed the bitter petals, then looked west toward the last orange glow of the day. A light breeze played with with the curly red tendrils of hair poking out from beneath her hood. She stepped away from the stable and listened. There it was – a faint, high-pitched warble coming from the gully behind the farmhouse. Annin was waiting.
Sounds good right? Are you ready t find out what it is?
This series is awesome! It blends a fantasy world with the one we know and love seamlessly, and has some awesome characters I couldn’t help but fall in love with. Have you read this series? Let me know your thoughts.