First Lines Friday: August 13, 2021

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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:

They say that overcoming your past can be one of the hardest things to do. Memories can steal your passion, your happiness, even your soul, until you’re nothing more than an empty shell.

Maybe that’s why I tried so hard to forget.


Do you recognize the lines?

Hint: It’s the first book in The Royal Thieves Trilogy .

Still not sure? Here’s another hint: 

It’s written by Ashley Olivier.


The First Lines Friday book is:

The Raven Thief by Ashley Olivier


About the Book:

Title: The Raven Thief

Author: Ashley Olivier

Series: The Royal Thieves Trilogy #1

Page Length: 300

Publication Date: Aug. 9, 2021

SynopsisOne sword with the power to decide fates.

Known as the Raven, Enya has a reputation for getting things done no matter the cost. Which is exactly why brothers Rowan, Beacon, and Niall hire her to help them retrieve a legendary sword. To Enya, this job means avoiding the noose and giving her crew the lives they deserve.

Unfortunately, there is far more to this quest than meets the eye.

A threatening rebellion. Fights for the throne. Sinister assassination attempts. Tyrannical rulers. With every corner turned, the hunt for the sword becomes far more deadly. But the worst is yet to come. An ancient evil is rising, hell-bent on reclaiming its army and power.

Can Enya become the salvation mankind needs? Or will secrets kept by so-called allies allow the world to be plunged into darkness and despair?”

LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon


Have you read The Raven Thief? What do you think of the first lines? Comment below!

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