Thursday, October 15, 2020

Book Beginning | Friday 56 | Blogger Hop | The Camelot Betrayal (Camelot Rising #2) by Kiersten White

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.

    EVERYTHING IS AS IT SHOULD BE IN CAMELOT: King Arthur is expanding his kingdom’s influence with Queen Guinevere at his side. Yet every night, dreams of darkness and unknowable power plague her.
    Guinevere might have accepted her role, but she still cannot find a place for herself in all of it. The closer she gets to Brangien, pining for her lost love Isolde, Lancelot, fighting to prove her worth as Queen’s knight, and Arthur, everything to everyone and thus never quite enough for Guinevere–the more she realizes how empty she is. She has no sense of who she truly was before she was Guinevere. The more she tries to claim herself as queen, the more she wonders if Mordred was right: she doesn’t belong. She never will.
    When a rescue goes awry and results in the death of something precious, a devastated Guinevere returns to Camelot to find the greatest threat yet has arrived. Not in the form of the Dark Queen or an invading army, but in the form of the real Guinevere’s younger sister. Is her deception at an end? And who is she really deceiving–Camelot, or herself?

Book Beginning:
The castle breathes out a sigh, then breathes in, drawing her along.

Friday 56:
The kiss ended as it began. Thoughtfully. Softly. Carefully.


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Q: Would you consider giving out books to trick-or-treaters instead of candy? 

A: Maybe bookmarks. Books are expensive. I also don't know what random children enjoy, or what books they have at home. I'd hate to give them a book they already own or dislike.


  1. This is an interesting spin of on the King Arthur legend. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy weekend and here's my Weekend Book Friends #11

  2. I've heard of this one but haven't read it. It seems like an interesting take on Arthurian legend. Enjoy your current read! :-)

  3. I've got an eARC of this, and I can't wait to read it! These excerpts are fabulous, and I love Kiersten White's writing!

    Here's my Friday post.

  4. Great excerpts! Short, descriptive, and compelling. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “ALL THE BEST LIES”

  5. I'm off to look at this one on GR. :-) Happy weekend!

  6. The quotes are wonderful, particularly the beginning with the castle breathing. That may be my new favorite. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Sounds like a nice kiss :) Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

  8. I love the Camelot story and this retelling looks like fun!