First Line Friday – February 23rd, 2023

First Line Friday 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?

The Rules:

  • 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 First Lines-

Green eyes watched from the darkness like statues in a fog. I felt them like fishhooks in me, dragging me upward. I felt wrong. Cold. The image of Bordelon’s face on the holograph – moments before I wiped it from existence – seemed to float on the air. His was not alone. Gilliam’s was there, lips twisted as he was, a sneer made flesh. And Uvanari. A confusion of sound filled my universe: the screams of dying men, the cheering of the Colosso crowd, my own blood pounding in my ear.

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3 responses to “First Line Friday – February 23rd, 2023”

    • I’d honestly give Empire of Silence a try. It has space but it’s more along the Dune style of story. Hadrian is a noble son, who runs away (as an adult) from his father’s decisions. Things go wrong and he ends up living homeless on an unknown planet far far from home. Most of this story takes place on planet, not in on space ships and reads a lot like a fantasy novel but without “magic”. It’s really good!

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