First Lines Friday: November 27, 2020

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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!

First Lines:

Mists, shimmering silver fingers, rose over the pale green water of the lake. They twined and twisted toward a sky quietly gray, while in the east, over the hills, a pink blush waited, like a held breath, to waken.

In the chill of the dawn, Keegan O’Broin stood by the lake and watched the day become. A day, he knew, of change and choice, of hope and power.


Do you recognize the lines?

Hint: It’s a new book by Nora Roberts.

Still not sure? Here’s another hint:

It’s the first book in The Dragon Heart Legacy series.


The First Lines Friday book is:

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Title: The Awakening

Author: Nora Roberts

Series: The Dragon Heart Legacy (Book 1)

Page Length:  464

Publication Date: Nov. 24, 2020

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Synopsis: #1 New York Times bestselling author of the epic Chronicles of The One trilogy returns with the first in a brand new series where parallel worlds clash over the struggle between good and evil.

Breen Kelly had always been a rule follower. So when her father left when she was twelve years old, promising to return, she waited. Now, more than a decade later, she needs to move forward. She can wait no longer. A summer trip to Ireland seems like the perfect next step. She never dreamed it would lead her through a portal to another world, where her latent powers of magick will be awakened, her true ancestry revealed and an epic battle against evil fought.

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LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository


Nora Roberts is my most-read author, and I love her fantasy romances. So, as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I requested it. Do you like Nora Roberts? Have you read this one? Comment below!

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