My posts may contain affiliate links, if you buy something through these links it doesn't cost you anything, but I may make a small commission which helps to keep this site up and running. Your virtual dog could be the next champion!

06 April 2018

Book Beginnings #60

For Book Beginnings, Rose City Reader invites us to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

For Friday 56, Freda's Voice asks you to turn to Page 56 in your book or 56% on your e-reader and pick a sentence.

I am currently reading The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton.
The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

It begins when a wizard cleaves an island from the mainland, because the king destroyed her temple.
This book is Serious Fantasy, something which is made clear right from the start with everything from the writing style to the language used. I like the style but I think it'll take a while for me to get used to it.
Even as Regan skimmed her sister's writing, she could hear through the open window a change in the rhythm of the wind and noise of the Keep. A distant shout of greeting flared hot and died in an echo. The warm breeze sighed against her neck
I'm only 2% into this monster of a book, and I'm enjoying it. But I have NO IDEA what is going to happen as I am not a Reader of Blurbs. I quite like this writing style though, and I'm excited for how it continues.

This extract makes me quite eager to read faster and find out what is actually going on.

What are you reading this week?


  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  2. This sounds like a great book! I'm still reading Spark.

  3. This does sound good. I have enjoyed a lot of Tessa Gratton's books. I'm a little burned out on epic fantasy right now though. This week I am featuring Lord of the Pies by Nell Hampton - a nice cozy mystery. Happy reading!

  4. I love fantasies! This sounds like the book for me! Happy weekend!

  5. I've heard about this book and your post has made me more intrigued!

    Amy @ Amy's Bookish Life

  6. I've seen this book around on Twitter and I have no clue what it's about but the snippets sound really good! I seems like it's a bit of an harder book to get through, but I'll definitely look this one up on Goodreads. :)

  7. The opening evokes such lovely images, lovely writing. My Friday Quotes

  8. This book is everywhere right now. I'm getting most curious!

    My Friday 56 from The Battle For Darracia

  9. I read an ARC preview of this - and I don't know if I'll go back to complete it. I hope you'll enjoy it more than I did.

  10. I read an ARC and absolutely loved this book! Since it was an eARC I didn't realize how truly massive the book was until I got my hardcopy. I hope you enjoy it!

  11. I've seen this book around but with a different cover. I like both cover versions, they are pretty. I'm into fantasy and I also heard this is a retelling of King Lear which makes me want to read it even more. Enjoy! (p.s.: I've started following you through the google friends thingy, I like your blog a lot).

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

  12. This sounds super good and I love the cover too! I love how fantasy novels pretty much always have super good first lines... You can definitely tell when they're from fantasy.

  13. Oh! I like this. I always love to pay close attention to the first line. It's so important!


Please leave a link to your own blog when you comment, I'd love to visit yours!

Thank you so much for your comment!