- 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 darkness bled into itself – no beginning and no end.”
Do you recognize the line?
Here’s a hint:
It’s the second in a duology.
Still not sure? Here’s another hint:
It’s written by Rachel Gillig.
The First Lines Friday book is:
Two Twisted Crowns
About the Book:
Title: Two Twisted Crowns
Author: Rachel Gillig
Series: The Shepherd King #2
Page Length: 368
Publication Date: Oct. 17, 2022
Synopsis: In the luscious, dark sequel to One Dark Window, Elspeth must face the consequences of what she’s wrought – perfect for readers of Hannah Whitten’s For the Wolf and Alexis Henderson’s The Year of the Witching.
Elspeth and Ravyn have gathered most of the twelve Providence Cards, but the last, and most important one remains to be found: The Twin Alders.
If they are going to find it before the Solstice and cure the kingdom of the dark magic infecting it, they will need to journey beyond the dangerous mist-cloaked forest that surrounds their kingdom.
And the only one who can lead them there is the monster that shares Elspeth’s head. The Nightmare. And he’s not eager to share any longer.
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