First Lines Friday ★ 1

I told you'd I'd bring more content and I'm delivering! Today I'm joining the First Line Friday book tag. In this bookish feature, I'll be opening up one of the books I'm working my way through this week and sharing with you the first line(s) of the book. Kind of similar to those famous one-liners my school friend used to use when we went to VICA conferences, except these one-liners will have a much higher success rate than his.

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page. Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first.
Finally… reveal the book! 

The great king had barely taken his last breath before one brother took the head of another.
It happened so fast that I, the Follower of His Word, had no chance to escape. I attempted to run, but the castle halls were quickly filled with battling men and dying women and children. I ended up hiding where I could, but I had to keep moving in order to stay alive.

How does it sound? Are you intrigued?

I guess I'll tell you now that today's first lines are from The Blacksmith Queen written by G.A. Aiken.
For those who don't know, my queen, Shelly Laurenston, also writes as G.A. Aiken. Needless to say, when she started a new series, I was squealing in excitement. And Kensington Publishing was kind enough to send me a finished copy! You'll definitely be seeing this book later on in my reviews!


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About the Book
When a prophesy brings war to the Land of the Black Hills, Keeley Smythe must join forces with a clan of mountain warriors who are really centaurs in a thrilling new fantasy romance series from New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken.

The Old King Is Dead

With the demise of the Old King, there’s a prophesy that a queen will ascend to the throne of the Black Hills. Bad news for the king’s sons, who are prepared to defend their birthright against all comers. But for blacksmith Keeley Smythe, war is great for business. Until it looks like the chosen queen will be Beatrix, her younger sister. Now it’s all Keeley can do to protect her family from the enraged royals.

Luckily, Keeley doesn’t have to fight alone. Because thundering to her aid comes a clan of kilt-wearing mountain warriors called the Amichai. Not the most socially adept group, but soldiers have never bothered Keeley, and rough, gruff Caid, actually seems to respect her. A good thing because the fierce warrior will be by her side for a much longer ride than any prophesy ever envisioned …

That's it for my very first First Lines Friday! Let me know what you think in the comments! And, as always, have a happily ever after! 

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