Friday, November 13, 2020

Friday Memes: The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill

 Happy Friday everybody!

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City ReaderThe Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.


War was a god, arrogant and proud. War was a human, earnest and ambitious. War was a child, petulant and demanding.
Friday 56: 
"You jump every time the carriage does."

"The sea is smoother," Kit said.

"Hardly," Grant said, long legs spread across the carriage, and offered a wry smile. "It's not because you've a fear of horses?"

"I don't fear them." She absolutely feared them. "I know my place, and theirs. And my place is where they are not."
This week I am spotlighting The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill. This is from my review stack and is the first book in a new series by one of my favorite authors. Here is the description from Amazon:
Chloe Neill brings her trademark wit and wild sense of adventure to a stunning seafaring fantasy starring a dauntless heroine in a world of magic and treachery.

Kit Brightling, rescued as a foundling and raised in a home for talented girls, has worked hard to rise through the ranks of the Isles’ Crown Command and become one of the few female captains in Queen Charlotte's fleet. Her ship is small, but she's fast—in part because of Kit’s magical affinity to the sea. But the waters become perilous when the queen sends Kit on a special mission with a partner she never asked for.

Rian Grant, Viscount Queenscliffe, may be a veteran of the Continental war, but Kit doesn’t know him or his motives—and she’s dealt with one too many members of the Beau Monde. But Kit has her orders, and the queen has commanded they journey to a dangerous pirate quay and rescue a spy who's been gathering intelligence on the exiled emperor of Gallia.

Kit can lead her ship and clever crew on her own, but with the fate of queen and country at stake, Kit and Rian must learn to trust each other, or else the Isles will fall....


  1. I have this one on my wish list and am looking forward to it. I like this author too. I love that opening and the second excerpt made me smile. I hope you are enjoying this one, Kathy! Have a great weekend. Stay safe and well.

  2. I read The Bright and Breaking Sea, and it's one of the best books I read this year. It's also my favorite book by Chloe Neill to date. I hope you enjoy it!

  3. Love that beginning! Happy weekend!


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