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!
Destiny was calling Paisley Fitzwilliam. She held its summons clutched in her hand. Walking away from the aerodock station, she adjusted the strap of her father’s old dragonhide satchel, her flame-touched curls twisting out from under her woollen cap, the sound of the aerocopters filling her ears as they lifted into the skies of London.
I’m on half-term this week, and I’m determined to catch up with reading some of the books that I’ve bought and which have been waiting patiently for me to get to them! I’ll also catch up on a few which I have been sent to review.
London, the Empire of Albion. The Great Dragons of old are long-gone. Now the world is governed by the science of Celestial Physicists, and everyone’s life is foretold by the track on their wrist.
When thirteen-year-old Paisley discovers from her track that she is destined to die, the race is on to protect her dragon-touched brother and find her missing mother. But an ancient power stalks the sewers of London, and the Dark Dragon is rising, intent on restoring the Great Dragons and destroying Paisley’s family and her world forever.
In a world where science rules and dragons fear to tread, Paisley must trust her instincts and forge new friends, as she attempts to outrun fate itself.
Have you read this? What did you think?