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! The book I’m spotlighting for this weeks post is one of my most anticipated sequels of 2022. I absolutely adored the first book, the authors almost fairy tale like writing style, and the characters she brings to life made me fall in love, and I’m incredibly excited to dive into the sequel soon.
“The bottom of the Taijin Sea tasted of salt, slime and disappointment. But for a few faint beams of mysterious light, it was darker than the depth’s of a chasm. Hardly the magnificent watery realm dragons were said to call home. “
It was incredibly hard to book this book down and just not carry on reading it! Do you have any guesses as to what it is? Scroll down below to find out.
Princess Shiori made a deathbed promise to return the dragon’s pearl to its rightful owner, but keeping that promise is more dangerous than she ever imagined.
She must journey to the kingdom of dragons, navigate political intrigue among humans and dragons alike, fend off thieves who covet the pearl for themselves and will go to any lengths to get it, all while cultivating the appearance of a perfect princess to dissuade those who would see her burned at the stake for the magic that runs in her blood.
The pearl itself is no ordinary cargo; it thrums with malevolent power, jumping to Shiori’s aid one minute, and betraying her the next—threatening to shatter her family and sever the thread of fate that binds her to her true love, Takkan. It will take every ounce of strength Shiori can muster to defend the life and the love she’s fought so hard to win.