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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: The Timeseer's Gambit (The Faraday Files #2) by Kate McIntyre

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'm back with a F56 and BB for the first time in what feels like a long time. At least with a book I haven't read yet. I just re-read/finished the first book this morning, you can find that review here. This is an ARC, and I am really excited to read it. 

Synopsis:
      It’s been three months since mild-mannered Christopher Buckley began working with Olivia Faraday, the eccentric Deathsniffer. They’ve hunted killers, solved murders, and learned to work together. But their greatest challenges are yet to come…
     As a brutal heat wave wracks an increasingly unstable Darrington City, someone is killing young priests. Worse, they are using bound elementals to do it. As Chris and Olivia contend with rogue spiritbinders and a church under siege, the clock ticks down toward the trial of Doctor Francis Livingstone, accused of orchestrating the fall of the Floating Castle and the death of thousands. Chris believes the doctor is innocent, but the tide of the conspiracy aligned against him is strong enough to wash away anyone who would stand for him.
     How far is Chris willing to go to save the doctor? Can Darrington city survive the rival forces tearing it apart? And can Olivia find her first serial killer before another body drops?



Book Beginning:
   Prologue:
"Fly with me! Hey, darling--fly with me!"
   The singer's beautiful smoky alto danced over the sound of a band in full swing. The lyrics of the song were very appropriate, because Julia Buckley was flying.
Thoughts:
I like that the prologue takes place during The Floating Castle again. There is still a massive mystery surrounding that, and it's nice to see it from the MC's mother's perspective this time.


My 56:
He raised his hand to wipe the cold sweat from his forehead. "And I swear, Mister Kolton, if this is a fake, I will find out, and you will be so sorry..."
Thoughts:
I just started this book about 20 minutes ago. So, I have no idea what this is about. But I do look forward to finding out. :)

15 comments:

  1. A floating castle? I'm lost. Is this the second book in a series so you know something I don't?
    My Friday Quotes

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    1. Yeah, I got an ARC of the second book. :)

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  2. This looks interesting. Enjoy! :-)

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  3. I love the cover! I'll need to look into this one :). Have a wonderful Friday!

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  4. I've been so curious about this series. Now I'm even moreso!

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  5. Oh my greatness! I have to list this immediately! Thanks so much for showcasing it! Here's my Friday Meets: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/07/friday-meets-22-july-2016.html

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  6. I'm all for a floating castle! I'll have to look for the first one in the series.

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  7. Sounds like a great read. I'll have to check this series out further. Happy weekend!

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  8. Interesting excerpts...and what a great cover! Thanks for sharing....and here's mine: “FALLING”

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  9. This sounds intriguing. I'll have to look for the first book. I am spotlighting City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong this week. Happy reading!

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  10. I like this one. What is the motive for killing "young priests?"

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    1. No idea. I just started the book. I can't wait to find out though.

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  11. Okay, I'm curious. I'd keep reading. Enjoy!

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  12. This sounds like an interesting series - firsst I've seen it - here's my Friday meme

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  13. I really want to try this series! Thanks for sharing!

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

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