Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday Memes: The Time Weaver by Shana Abe

Happy Friday everybody!!

Book Beginnings
Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. 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
  • 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 Storytime with Tonya and Friends.
  • Post a link along with your post back to Storytime with Tonya and Friends.
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

The books I chose this week is one that I won at a contest held at Marti Acosta's blog. I chose The Time Weaver by Shana Abe. Here is the product description from Amazon:

From the highly acclaimed author of The Treasure Keeper and Queen of Dragons comes this mesmerizing new novel of the drákon, a supersensual race of shapeshifters whose world exists side by side with our own. In The Time Weaver, a young drákon woman discovers she possesses a unique gift, one that brings her closer to her destined love—at the cost of their very lives.
Honor Carlisle may have been born into the drákon clan but she’s always felt like a stranger to her kin. It’s an intuition that proves true when she receives a mysterious letter—a letter sent by her future self. Honor learns she is a Time Weaver: a creature with the extraordinary ability to transport herself into the past or future.

But the letter contains a dire warning. If Honor remains in her home at Darkfrith, she is certain to be killed. Fleeing for sanctuary among old friends in Spain, she practices her Weaving and unknowingly draws closer to an even more immediate danger. For on one of her Weaves into the future, Honor encounters the very man she should most avoid: the prince of a rival tribe of drákon.

Drawn to Prince Alexandru of Zaharen, Honor is unable to resist the temptation of Weaving to him again and again across time. As they surrender to a desire that brings the present and future ever closer, they realize they are true soulmates. But they also risk fulfilling a terrible prophecy—for their union is destined to wreak havoc. Now Honor and Sandu must place their trust—and their lives—in each other’s hands, and their faith in a magical love that could restore order to the drákon universe—or destroy it forever.

First sentence:
Imagine a place empty of souls.

Page 56, sentence 5:
I hated being clothed one moment and not the next.


  1. Kathy what a fabulous cover! Enjoy the read!

  2. That beginning is "chilling," and compelling!

    The 56 is good, too.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. I love the different moods of the two sentences. The first one is rather dark, and the second one made me laugh out loud.

  4. Very interesting, indeed!

    Thanks for visiting Proud Book Nerd! Now I'm off to check out your review of Raised by Wolves!

  5. Kathy,
    Love your Friday 56 and Book Beginning! Wow those are great lines!

  6. The first sentence reminds me of a book I just finished and featured for last week's Book Beginnings. Thank you for stopping by. Pussreboots.

  7. The opening sounds so sad but the F56 sounds funny, so I don't know what to think.

    Thanks for visiting mine.

  8. That 56 seems really random, which is sorta the point, I guess. :-P
    Hope you enjoy the book!

  9. ooo, I like that opening sentence, seriously fascinating. It puts a great image into your head


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