Book Beginnings on Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader. Every Friday we share the first sentence (or so) of the book we’re currently reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
My Book Beginning:
Radiance (Wraith Kings, Book 1) by Grace Draven
Today was Ildiko’s wedding day, and if she managed not to wretch on herself, or a guest, she’d consider the entire event a resounding success.
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Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice on every Friday.
To Play along here are the Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Add your post below.
*Don’t forget to add your post URL (not your blog url) at Freda's Voice .
*It's that simple.
*It's that simple.
My 56 (Also from Radiance by Grace Draven):
Ildiko pressed her cheek into his palm for a moment. She pulled away, and her smile turned impish. “It’ll be hard not to tease your folk sometimes”.
Brishen couldn’t imagine how she might go about such a thing. He had no idea if the Kai and the Gauri even knew the same jokes or found the same things funny. “What do you mean?”
He almost leapt out of his skin when Ildiko stared at him as both of her eyes drifted slowly down and over until they seemed to meet together, separated only by the elegant bridge of her nose.
“Lover of thorns and holy gods!” he yelped and clapped one hand across her eyes to shut out the sight. “Stop that”, he ordered.
My thoughts: Both Brishen and Ildikno have already shown through the first 50 pages of this book that they are determined to make the best of their arranged marriage and they are slowly becoming friends. I’m really enjoying this book a lot.
About Radiance (Wraith Kings, Book 1) by Grace Draven
THE PRINCE OF NO VALUE
Brishen Khaskem, prince of the Kai, has lived content as the nonessential spare heir to a throne secured many times over. A trade and political alliance between the human kingdom of Gaur and the Kai kingdom of Bast-Haradis requires that he marry a Gauri woman to seal the treaty. Always a dutiful son, Brishen agrees to the marriage and discovers his bride is as ugly as he expected and more beautiful than he could have imagined.
THE NOBLEWOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
Ildiko, niece of the Gauri king, has always known her only worth to the royal family lay in a strategic marriage. Resigned to her fate, she is horrified to learn that her intended groom isn't just a foreign aristocrat but the younger prince of a people neither familiar nor human. Bound to her new husband, Ildiko will leave behind all she's known to embrace a man shrouded in darkness but with a soul forged by light. Two people brought together by the trappings of duty and politics will discover they are destined for each other, even as the powers of a hostile kingdom scheme to tear them apart.
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