First Line Friday #20

I’m early! For me at least. Ahhh, I’ve been so crazy busy this past week, so my posting schedule has been even weirder than usual.

First Line Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers (formerly) hosted by Wandering Words, but I saw it over at One Book More.

What if instead of judging a book by the cover, author or most everything else, we judged it by its content? Its first lines?

If you want to join in, all you gotta do is:

๐Ÿ“š Take a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open it to the first page
๐Ÿ“ Copy the first few lines, but donโ€™t give anything else about the book away just yet โ€“ you need to hook the reader first
๐Ÿ“™ Finallyโ€ฆ reveal the book!

Here are the first lines:

“Give me your hat.”

They are not the sort of words that you expect to start a legend, but they were the first words he ever heard her say.

She said them to him, of course.

Do you know what book it is? Here’s some lovely images of books to admire while you think about it…

Annnd the book is ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ… The Bone Ships by R.J. Barker!!

(Did you guess it??)

The Bone Ships by R.J. Barker

The Bone Ships by R.J. Barker

SERIES: The Tide Child (Book #1)

LENGTH: 496 pages

GENRES: Fantasy, LGBTQIA+, Fiction


RELEASE DATE: 24 September 2019


A brilliantly imagined saga of honor, glory, and warfare, The Bone Ships is the epic launch of a new fantasy from David Gemmell Award-nominated RJ Barker. Two nations at war. A prize beyond compare.

For generations, the Hundred Isles have built their ships from the bones of ancient dragons to fight an endless war. The dragons disappeared, but the battles for supremacy persisted.

Now the first dragon in centuries has been spotted in far-off waters, and both sides see a chance to shift the balance of power in their favour. Because whoever catches it will win not only glory, but the war.

Thank you so much for reading, and have an awesome day/night!

See ya ~Mar

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