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!
Hello! I have a much needed long weekend this week & after the mania that was Christmas, I’m looking forward to having no plans and just being able to chill out and read. For this weeks first lines I’m choosing to spotlight a recent addition to my ARC tbr that I am incredibly excited to start. It’s by an author that I LOVE and is giving me strong morally grey found family vibes…
“Taesia Lastrider had never considered herself a good person, nor did she have any intention of becoming one.”
Why do I have the feeling I’ve just found a new favourite character? 😂. Ready to find out what it is?
The Four Realms—Life, Death, Light, and Darkness—all converge on the city of dusk. For each realm there is a god, and for each god there is an heir.
But the gods have withdrawn their favor from the once vibrant and thriving city. And without it, all the realms are dying.
Unwilling to stand by and watch the destruction, the four heirs—Risha, a necromancer struggling to keep the peace; Angelica, an elementalist with her eyes set on the throne; Taesia, a shadow-wielding rogue with rebellion in her heart; and Nik, a soldier who struggles to see the light— will sacrifice everything to save the city.
But their defiance will cost them dearly.