Thursday, June 30, 2016

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: A Crown for Cold Silver (The Crimson Empire #1) by Alex Marshall

This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice
These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.

Please join us over at RoseCityReader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

I have been garbage at posting for a couple of months now. Not reading as much so I don't really have any new books to post about.

     Twenty years ago, feared general Cobalt Zosia led her five villainous captains and mercenary army into battle, wrestling monsters and toppling an empire. When there were no more titles to win and no more worlds to conquer, she retired and gave up her legend to history.
     Now the peace she carved for herself has been shattered by the unprovoked slaughter of her village. Seeking bloody vengeance, Zosia heads for battle once more, but to find justice she must confront grudge-bearing enemies, once-loyal allies, and an unknown army that marches under a familiar banner. 

Book Beginning:
It was all going so nicely, right up until the massacre.
This first sentence is, interesting. It sounds like something that is supposed to draw in the reader, but right after it goes into a very lengthy paragraph that to my tired brain is just very wordy without really saying much. I just started this book, so who knows how it's going to turn out.

My 56:
"Ask me again, Wan, and you'll have a different answer, I promise you that. Ask away. Please."
I have no idea what is happening here. I am curious to who Wan is, and who is speaking to this Wan person. And what the question and answers are supposed to be. 


  1. OOh a female general leading armies and toppling an empire? That sounds like my kind of read (and career plan)!! I also really like the BB, it sounds quite interesting and yet if it doesn't lead to something exciting that's a bit of a let down. I also feel like there may be some sass in the F56? Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
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  2. I love the first sentence. This sounds like a good one. My book this week is Alliance of Equals by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. Happy reading!

  3. That first sentence definitely grabbed my attention! I want to know what happens next. This sounds like a good read.

  4. I also like the idea of a female general as protagonist. Thanks for sharing, and I hope you enjoy. Here's my Friday read - The Last Photograph by Emma Chapman.

  5. I've seen this around and it looks really good. Happy weekend!

  6. This is a new to me book and author - sounds interesting. Here's my Friday meme

  7. Ooh! This sounds great. It's going on my tbr right now!

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).