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? Now we are! Check out the snippet, then scroll down to see what book it’s from, and add to that ever-growing TBR 🙂
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Genre: YA | High Fantasy | Magic
Books: The Demon King | The Exiled Queen | The Gray Wolf Throne | The Crimson Crown
Read Count: 5
Published: October 6th 2009
Pages: 506 pages
Average Rating: 3.2 stars
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Description: Times are hard in the mountain city of Fellsmarch. Reformed thief Han Alister will do almost anything to eke out a living for his family. The only thing of value he has is something he can’t sell—the thick silver cuffs he’s worn since birth. They’re clearly magicked—as he grows, they grow, and he’s never been able to get them off.
One day, Han and his clan friend, Dancer, confront three young wizards setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. Han takes an amulet from Micah Bayar, son of the High Wizard, to keep him from using it against them. Soon Han learns that the amulet has an evil history—it once belonged to the Demon King, the wizard who nearly destroyed the world a millennium ago. With a magical piece that powerful at stake, Han knows that the Bayars will stop at nothing to get it back.
Meanwhile, Raisa ana‘Marianna, princess heir of the Fells, has her own battles to fight. She’s just returned to court after three years of freedom in the mountains—riding, hunting, and working the famous clan markets. Raisa wants to be more than an ornament in a glittering cage. She aspires to be like Hanalea—the legendary warrior queen who killed the Demon King and saved the world. But her mother has other plans for her…
The Seven Realms tremble when the lives of Hans and Raisa collide, fanning the flames of the smoldering war between clans and wizards.
What book did you think this was? Were you intrigued? Did you add it to your TBR? Have you read it already? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you! If not, have a great week and I hope you read something great 🙂