Friday, October 22, 2021

Book Beginning | Friday 56 | Blogger Hop || The Shadow of the Gods (Bloodsworn Saga #1) by John Gwynne

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.

   After the gods warred and drove themselves to extinction, the cataclysm of their fall shattered the land of Vigrið.
   Now a new world is rising, where power-hungry jarls feud and monsters stalk the woods and mountains. A world where the bones of the dead gods still hold great power for those brave - or desperate - enough to seek them out.
   Now, as whispers of war echo across the mountains and fjords, fate follows in the footsteps of three people: a huntress on a dangerous quest, a noblewoman who has rejected privilege in pursuit of battle fame, and a thrall who seeks vengeance among the famed mercenaries known as the Bloodsworn.
   All three will shape the fate of the world as it once more falls under the shadow of the gods.


Book Beginning:
"Death is part of life," Orka whispered into her son's ear.

Friday 56:
Elvar blinked sweat from her eyes, her vision blurred for a moment as she searched the gloom.


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Q: Would you ever consider dressing up as a book character? If so, which one? 

A: Sure. But I'm not sure who I'd go as. I'd have to really think about it and plan it out. I read a lot of fantasy, so I'd have to make that costume. 


  1. I like the quotes for this one. Have a great weekend!

  2. You had me with that dragon on the cover, although I like those snippets too! :-) Happy weekend!

    1. The dragon drew me to the book too, especially when you notice the tiny human with the sword facing it.

  3. wow, that's scary! I hope you enjoy it.
    Here is my Friday 56:

  4. One of these days I'll have to pick up this author.