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!
The whisper and clang of steel rang out over the foothills of Ardenia, a princess and a pauper meeting swords.
Do you recognize the lines?
Hint: It’s the first book in a series.
Still not sure? Here’s another hint:
It’s written by Sarah Henning
The First Lines Friday book is:
The Princess Will Save You
About the Book:
Title: The Princess Will Save You
Author: Sarah Henning
Series: Kingdoms of Sand and Sky
Page Length: 368
Publication Date: July 7, 2020
Publisher: Tor Teen
Synopsis: A PRINCESS
A STABLE BOY
When her father dies, Princess Amarande is given an ultimatum: Marry the leader of one of the four neighboring kingdoms, or lose her crown—and possibly her life. And to force her hand, her beloved, the stable boy Luca, is kidnapped.
But Amarande was raised to be a warrior, not a sacrifice.
And nothing will stop her from saving her true love and rescuing her kingdom.
The acclaimed author of Sea Witch turns the classic damsel-in-distress tale on its head with this story of adventure, identity, and love.
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I’m in an upcoming blog tour for The Queen Will Betray You, the second book in the series, and I can’t wait to share my thoughts! Have you read The Princess Will Save You? What did you think? Comment below!