Friday, January 13, 2017

Book Beginning & Friday 56 - #65

Book Beginnings on Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Gilion at 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:  

The Changeling Omnibus (The Changelling Series, Books 1&2) by James Fahy

Isle of Winds (Book 1) Prologue

The girl raced through the forest, tumbling through deep drifts of autumn leaves. Moonlight washed down from the starry sky, illuminating her darting figure. 
My Thoughts:  I have been following this author on Instagram for a while now and thought I would give one of his best selling books a try.  I have a love/hate relationship with fantasy books so it will be interesting to see how I feel about this.  

What do you think?  Don't forget to leave your book beginning below and to link-up at Rose City Reader.  


Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda at 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)
*Post 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.

My 56 (Also from The Changeling Omnibus by James Fahy – about 56% on Kindle):  

The faun beemed his white teeth proudly.  "It's a sculpture!: he cried with glee as the others gathered round to see.  "It's you!"   

My Thoughts:  I'm not sure if this is still in the first book or not - lol - but it sounds interesting and I am looking forward to jumping into this book and seeing how I like it. 

So what do you think?  Are you tempted by the teasers or book description? Don’t forget to leave your link below and at Freda’s Voice

For the first time ever, The Changeling Omnibus collects together two beloved fantasy novels from bestselling author James Fahy, featuring over fifty pages of never before seen material detailing the beloved Netherworlde, its mana stones and spells, flora and fauna and much more! 

'Fast-moving with surprises and mysteries galore' Simon Clark, bestselling fantasy author 

The Changeling Omnibus includes: 

Isle of Winds 

Enter the Netherworlde… 

Become the Changeling. 

Robin Fellows lives with his grandmother and lives what appears to be a rather ordinary life for a normal twelve year old boy. 

But when Robin’s Gran dies, his world is turned upside down. A long lost relative comes out of the woodwork and whisks him away to a mysterious new home, the quiet estate of Erlking Hall. 

Suddenly Robin must adjust to his new reality. But reality is no longer what he thought it was… 

Elrking has many secrets – there is more than meets the eye to this old mansion, and the people who inhabit it. 

Little does he know that there is more than meets the eye to himself. 

Robin is the world’s last Changeling. He is descended from a mystic race of Fae-people, whose homeland, the Netherworlde, is caught in the throes of a terrible civil war. 

Not only this, but in this new world there is a magical force that has infiltrated the human realm. 

And before he can master the arts of magic newly revealed to him, Robin is about to come face to face with the greatest evil this new world can muster: Lady Eris, the tyrannical ruler of the Netherworlde. 

He must search out the truth about himself and the ethereal Towers of Arcania before it is too late… 

The Drowned Tomb 

War is coming. Robin’s world has been turned upside down – the tutor he thought he could trust has been revealed to be an agent of his sworn enemy, Lady Eris. 

All is not well at Erlking Hall. The Netherworlde must hasten to face the greatest threat it has ever known… 

Agents of Lady Eris are hot on Robin’s tails, searching for him before he can find the Shard of Arcania for Water, another source of great power in this new world. 

They will stop at nothing to find it. 

Will Robin fulfill his journey to master these ancient magical arts? 

Find out in The Changeling Omnibus 

Don't forget to post your meme's and link up at both host locations.  

Have a great Friday! 


  1. I haven't heard of this series before, but it looks pretty interesting.

  2. This rings a bell. I must have come across it somewhere. Lovely opening and you got me curious about who the sculpture is.

    My Friday 56 from Deadly Spirits

  3. This series is new to me and I read a lot of fantasy including this week's book. This week I'm spotlighting Blood Passage by Heather Demetrios. Happy reading!

  4. I'm curious for more! Happy weekend!

  5. Not a usual reader of fantasy, although some of it is intriguing. Loved the excerpts! Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “THE STEP MOTHER”

  6. Fantasy isn't my favorite genre, but I haven't read one in awhile either. Maybe I should give it a try.

    I have The Mill River Recluse, which is hard to place in a single genre.

  7. This sounds really great! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  8. I like the excerpts though I don't read much fantasy.