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
I was thirteen when the truth first revealed itself to me.
It happened on a day usually set aside for celebration in Misroth, now weighed down by the loss of our king.
Do you know the book?
The First Lines Friday Book Is:
Title: Silent Kingdom
Author: Rachel L. Schade
Series: Silent Kingdom (Book 1)
Page Length: 247
Publication Date: September 29, 2018
Chosen by truth. Marked for death. Halia must choose to save her kingdom, or let it fall.
Misroth’s king has died, and the entire kingdom is in mourning—or so it seems. After her father is crowned regent in his brother’s stead, Princess Halia discovers a terrible truth that could end her life. But when she flees to live in hiding, she discovers that the Royal Guard are not all she has to fear. Dark creatures stalk her, reports of oppression and war reach her ears, and her burden to protect her kingdom—at any cost—will not be silenced. (Goodreads)
I recently finished this book, and really enjoyed it. Of course, as you’ve probably noticed, I have a particular fondness for young adult/new adult fantasy series! lol
Have you read Silent Kingdom? Any thoughts? Let’s chat! 🙂