Book Beginnings on Fridays and Book Blogger Hop – November 4, 2022

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted each week by Rose City Reader. It’s a chance to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading this week. You can check out others’ book beginnings here. I’m also going to link up with Carrie at Reading Is My Superpower for First Line Friday.

This week’s book beginning:


Two kingdoms, ancient enemies, must stand alone against an implacable invader in the masterful conclusion of the Great God’s War epic from the New York Times bestselling author of the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.

They are coming.

The kingdoms of Belleger and Amika had been fighting for generations. But then they learned of a terrible threat moving through them to destroy the Last Repository, an immense hidden library. To face this greater enemy, King Bifalt of Belleger and Queen Estie of Amika allied their lands and prepared for war.

They are at the door.

Now the time of preparation is over. Black ships and sorcery test the cannon that defend the Bay of Lights. Treachery and betrayal threaten the kingdoms. The priests of the Great God Rile sow dissent. And Estie rides for the Last Repository, desperate to enlist the help of their Magisters–and to understand the nature of her own magical gift.

They are here.

Bifalt hates sorcery as much as he loves Estie, and the discovery that she could become a Magister shatters him. But he must rally and fight. Belleger and Amika are all that stand between the Great God’s forces and his ultimate goal: the destruction of the Last Repository and its treasure of knowledge.

Somewhere between life and death, or perhaps between wakefulness and slumber, Elgart floated.

This is the third in a trilogy, so I would hope that if you’re on the third book, this would draw you in and keep you going! What say you?

Berkley approved me for this one on NetGalley (SQUEE!!!), so be looking for my review sometime near release day (November 15)!

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. It starts each Friday and runs through the following Thursday. Each week, there’s a new prompt featuring a book-related question. It’s designed to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, make new blogging friends, and gain followers. See what others have to say on this topic and link up your own post here.

This week’s prompt:

Do you watch film adaptations of books before reading them?
(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

My first instinct is to say:

But there may have been a time or two where I saw the movie/TV show first and was then prompted to read the book. And then you’ve got something like The Witcher, where I didn’t realize there were books until we were several episodes into the show. (And I may or may not pick up the books at this point.) So I won’t say unequivocally no, never ever, I’d rather eat rocks. Instead I’ll say it is not my general practice to see a movie/TV adaptation before reading the book, but sometimes it happens.

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8 Responses to Book Beginnings on Fridays and Book Blogger Hop – November 4, 2022

  1. An interesting sounding book.

    I often watch a film then find out it is based on a book later.

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  2. Ashley S. says:

    That’s so cool that Berkley approved your request for this one! It sounds like a good one! Hope you enjoy! Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  3. Cindy Davis says:

    Sounds suspenseful, I hope you enjoy it!! Have a good weekend!

  4. Paula Shreckhise says:

    My first line is from an author that has become a favorite of mine: C.C. Warrens.
    Cross the Line, A Holly Novel :
    Flush against the wall, I peered around the corner and up the staircase at the hallway.

  5. I’m currently finishing up The Lost Melody by Joanna Davidson Politano. It’s good!
    “They put me in with the long-stay patients for bath night, on account of the cooking oil encounter.”
    I hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Wow, this book sounds intense! Hope you enjoy it!

  7. I don’t watch many movies, but I don’t mind seeing the movie before reading the book. I just finished Where the Blue Sky Begins by Katie Powner. The first line is: “Eric Larson had never seen such a sorry excuse for a town.” Happy weekend!

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