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!
MAGIC, ENCHANTMENT, AND… DANGER. With all of Faerie’s delights came a host of troubles. Troubles that could maim, destroy, or even kill. So, why and I so desperate to stay?
Do you recognize the lines?
Hint: It’s a new book by Kay L. Moody.
Still not sure? Here’s another hint: It’s the second book in The Fae of Bitter Thorn series.
The First Lines Friday book is:
Castle of Bitter Thorn
Series: The Fae of Bitter Thorn – Book 2
Page Length: 350
Publication Date: Jan. 19, 2021
Publisher: Marten Press
Synopsis: Faerie bargains are not easily broken.
Elora has decided to stay in Faerie to help Prince Brannick become High King. With the element of surprise on their side, they only have to hide their sword training lessons until the last phase of testing.
But Brannick is ruled by a bargain that could ruin everything. Queen Alessandra is beginning to remember her history with the prince. With one word, she could force him to lose the testing and give up his freedom forever.
With a growing reputation, Elora’s anonymity in Faerie is shrinking fast. Her sisters are safe in the mortal realm, but she is desperate to help Brannick win the throne.
If he doesn’t, any number of fae could capture Elora. Or even worse… her sisters.
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Have you started Kay L. Moody’s new series? What do you think of the first lines? Comment below!