Thursday, February 6, 2020

Book Beginning | Friday 56 | Friday 50/50 | Blogger Hop || Emperor of Thorns (The Broken Empire #3) by Mark Lawrence || Favorite/Least Favorite Fantasy of 2019

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.

  King Jorg Ancrath is twenty now—and king of seven nations. His goal—revenge against his father—has not yet been realized, and the demons that haunt him have only grown stronger. Yet no matter how tortured his path, he intends to take the next step in his upward climb.
  Jorg would be emperor. It is a position not to be gained by the sword but rather by vote. And never in living memory has anyone secured a majority of the vote, leaving the Broken Empire long without a leader. Jorg plans to change that. He’s uncovered the lost technology of the land, and he won’t hesitate to use it.
  But he soon finds an adversary standing in his way, a necromancer unlike any he has ever faced—a figure hated and feared even more than himself: the Dead King.

Book Beginning:
Kai stood before the old-stone, a single rough block set upright in the days when men knew nothing but wood and rock and hunting.

Friday 56:
"Go with God, Jorg of Ancrath," he said and returned to the study of the board.

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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 Favorite/Least Favorite Fantasy of 2019. I'm basing this off of books I read in 2019 over the ones that came out last year.



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Book Blogger Hop
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Q: What were some of the most memorable books you read as a child? What made them memorable? 

A: I don't really remember many specific books I read as a child. Anything before age 13 is kind of vague. 


  1. My most memorable books were my Nancy Drew's for sure. I was never without one. I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine!

  2. That's an interesting opening. Love the cover of the book, too. Happy reading!

    Here's my Friday post.

  3. I didn't read that much as a child and what I read I read for school so nothing is memorable for me.

    Here my BBH:

    :D Have a nice weekend!

  4. A series I seriously need!! Happy weekend!

  5. The cover for Red Sister looks awesome!!!!

    Thanks for linking up and I hope you have an amazing weekend!

  6. I read the first book in this series but never got further. I hope you are enjoying it.

  7. I loved the Chronicles of Narnia. I remember reading them about age 10. My quotes from Ordinary Hazards

  8. I loved the first book in this series and I need to continue it. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  9. Emperor of Thorns definitely sounds interesting! I've only read one Mark Lawrence book so far but i did like it.

  10. Enid Blyton fantasy was my starter-for-ten ;-) although I did dip my toes into horror during my teen/adolescent years.
    I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, Marie. Here's my BBH Post
    Flora x