Thursday, October 17, 2019

Friday 56|Book Beginnings|Friday 50/50|Blogger Hop| Dragon God (The First Dragon Rider #1) by Ava Richardson | Most/Least Descriptive Author

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.

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.

   Neill Torvald is desperate to prove himself—his father’s warlord kingdom depends on him. When a vicious attack on the way to the Draconis Order monastery nearly kills him, it becomes clear that grave trials await him on this path. Jodreth, the wise monk who saves his life, advises caution upon entering the sacred halls. His mission is to learn arcane magic from the monks that will help to cement his father’s power, but Neill will need more than magical arts alone to navigate the challenges before him.
   Among the monks’ students, Neill meets the lovely and mysterious Char, who senses evil deep within the ranks of the Draconis Order’s members. She takes him to a dragon she has raised, Paxala, and the three of them become fast friends. Neill soon grows in strength as he and his fellow students gain ancient knowledge, and his closeness to Char blossoms into something more.
   But when Niell’s brothers grow impatient and attack the monastery in a bid to seize power, he will have to decide where his loyalties lie: with his warlord father’s domain, or the new friends he has made in the wider world.

Book Beginning:
  The monastery hadn't looked that far away on the map, but now, my boots thick with mud and my pony refusing to take a step further, it felt like it might as well be half a world away.

Friday 56:
  I don't know how my brothers will view a trained dragon monk hanging around in their halls, I thought. It's not as if they have showed any particular love for them before now - so why would it be different when I was the one?

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50/50 Friday is a new weekly link-up hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books.  Every week they have a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts' blogs.

This week's topic is: Most/Least Descriptive Author

Is there really any other choice besides Tolkien?

She describes things, but often in a weird way.

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Book Blogger Hop
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Q: You're spending a night in a haunted house. What book would you bring with you? 

A: Probably, Half-blood Prince. It's the longest book I own and my favorite Harry Potter book. I figure if my mind is on a book I'm enjoying I won't have time to get scared.


  1. Dragon God looks interesting. Enjoy your current read!

  2. I agree, it looks like a great read! Happy Friday! Here's MY FRIDAY POST.

  3. I'm so intrigued! I love dragons, and a monk who is a trained dragon monk... oh my!! :-) Happy weekend!

  4. Tolkien is very descriptive and for fantasy that is completely needed! JLA does have a very interesting way of describing things!

    Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend!

  5. Wish I had more time to delve into fantasy because this looks like a great one. I love the first line.

  6. Not sure who your least favorite author is since I don't recognize the person in the photo. My Friday Quotes

    1. Jennifer L. Armentrout. She has a very strange way of describing things sometimes.

  7. Sounds like a fun read. Hope you are enjoying it.

  8. I love dragons, so this book sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing! Happy reading! :)

  9. That's a good answer to this week's BBH question; I think taking my mind off being in a haunted house is a good call. I hope you enjoy your weekend, Marie. Here's my BBH Post
    Flora x

  10. The Half-blood Prince is a long book. I'm not a big Potter fan, so I would just bring a horror novel with me.