Friday, November 4, 2011

Book Beginning & Friday 56: Cold Fire by Kate Elliott

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages 
Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. 
If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

The Friday 56
Rules:
  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Freda's Voice
  • Post a link along with your post back to Freda's Voice
Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

The book I am spotlighting this week is Cold Fire by Kate Elliott. This is the second book in a fascinating fantasy world that is based on an alternate history Earth. I love the characters and the world building in this series.

Here is the product description:
Cat Barahal and her beloved cousin Bee think they have reached a safe place to shelter. But the Cold Mages who are conspiring to take them prisoner are closing in. The warlord who hopes to conquer all Europa is convinced their destiny is to aid him, whether they want to or not. And the man Cat was forced to marry is back, as vainly arrogant and annoyingly handsome as ever.

Worst of all, as Hallows' Night approaches, powers hidden deep within the spirit world are rising. Cat must seek allies against these threats and figure out who to trust, for if she makes the wrong choices, she'll lose everything.

Only one thing is certain. When Hallows' Night comes the Wild Hunt will ride - and it feeds on mortal blood.
Beginning:
It was a cursed long and struggling walk hauling two heavy carpetbags stuffed with books across the city of Adurnam.
Friday 56:
"The salt plague never left West Africa. It can't cross water or survive the desert."
He laughed in a coarse way that made me blush with shame. "Of course it can cross water. In a ship. That's how our noble prince keeps agitators in line."

2 comments:

  1. I was going to laugh than thought better of it.

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  2. I'm putting this series on my long list of to-read!

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