First Line Friday Provides Hope In A Time Of Uncertainty
The world is a scary place right now. There is unknown and well unknown. But there are beacons of light and hope, and those that are constant even when you know they are scared and sitting, smack dab in the middle of one of the first identified hot spots.
And so I responded on twitter… OH HELL NO… Get this woman a shield!
Well… woman… I’m just not talented enough to turn man into woman
So that is your first clue.
First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for readers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, readers were hooked on a book by the first lines?
Pick a book off your shelf (it could be a current read, ARC, TBR, favorite read, close your eyes and pick a book) 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
Many authors, including the one spotlighted today have expressed concerns over
1) the content of their books reflecting current events facing our world. I want this author to know
2) general concerns over the timing over the release of their books during this time
I just want them to know that 1) she isn’t alone and 2) we are all here for her/them. As long as financially possible, we love them and will support them as best as possible. And when not financially possible. I know that I, and while I cannot talk for everyone, I’m sure many, will use their platforms (as small as mine might be) to amplify the gifts of their art, and their presence in the world.
I know that for me it is their art that, in my isolation, will get me through this entire mess. It is not something I see as a reminder, or a depressor, but as an escape. And just like the first book of this duology? It is the focus on themes like social justice, equality, mercy and hope that carry it, which represent the creator behind it, so well.
And with that, I am not giving you the typical first line. Instead, with the permission of the author, I am giving you a line from the upfront matter. So let’s get to it.
“The sun will rise, even from our ashes.” – Creed of the Black Swans
7 thoughts on “First Line Friday – In Times Of Unknown And Fear- Hope Will Reign”
Ack! You’ve reminded me that I still need to pick up The Merciless Crow. Great post 😀
YES! YES YOU DO!
I spoke with someone the other day who’s reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig, and it gave me a good giggle over the timing of it. Also reminded me that I should totally also read it. Speaking of needing to read things … I totally need to read the first book of this series! I’ve intended to since it came out and just … haven’t had a chance yet. Or gotten my hands on it. But it WILL happen. I’m so glad that you’re supporting the author like this, though. :3
So many authors need support. And now there are publishing dates being pushed back (not this one but others) :(. But yes you should definitely definitely read Merciful Crow. There are so many brilliant social themes deftly woven through it. And the magic system is very unique. Oh and Barf… lol
Oh and I was supposed to read the Wanderers last summer fling but somehow it got kicked off– I’m thinking the length. But I still want to read it. I’ve heard nothing but good things.
I need to read this book!
Yes! I can’t wait to get closer to pub date to read it!