First Line Fridays 26: Annabeth's War by Jessica Greyson



Not much news from me: except my new Blog theme. Do you like it? I think it looks like a Wordpress theme, but I could not get the dropdown list to work, which is disappointing. It still needs some tweaking but I do like it, since I'm not likely to get a self-hosted Wordpress.org theme anytime soon. 

I finished two Kindle books this week (one was a novella, so I guess it doesn't count), and still on track for trying to clear my Kindle backlog this month. That means, when I finish one book, I work my way up my Kindle Library with the books arranged by the date added, and download ones I have not read.
There are some  books I've had on there for 3 years and more, so its really about time I got around to reading them. So the book I am featuring today is a YA Fantasy novel I got as a freebie in 2015.


With King Harold away at war Lord Raburn has his eye on the throne. Those who dare to stand in his way fall beneath his power. All but one. A girl named Annabeth. Can a common, ordinary girl, with love for king, country, and her father, achieve the impossible?

Trained by her father, a master swordsman, outlawed Annabeth has only her sword, her wits, and her disguises to keep Belterra from falling entirely into Lord Raburn's clutches. Can she rescue her captured father and Prince Alfred? Will one girl keep the kingdom from falling?
  
Of course, even though this book is not historical and not based on real events or persons, I do love the names Harold and Alfred. Good Anglo-Scandinavian names.
 
The first line from the Prologue reads:

Annabeth took a deep breath looking up at the five tall boys before her. Curling her fingers, she rubbed them against her palms, wishing she held a sword in her hand.

So that's my First Line from this week, from of the the three older books I actually have downloaded on my Kindle at the moment.

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15 comments:

  1. I love a Robin Hood concept, especially when Robin Hood is female. This sounded like a delightful read!

    “I am not sure I will live long enough to finish this account.” – The Man with Two Names by Vincent B. Davis II

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I guess the synopsis does sound a bit Robin-Hoody, but I'm not sure how much that concept actually comes over in the book. I've only read one chapter so far.

      Happy Friday

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  2. Over on my blog I'm sharing the first line from The Weaver's Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd. Here I'll share the first line from chapter 30.

    "Henry winced as he gripped the newel post and pivoted from the stair's landing to the next flight of stairs." -- The Weaver's Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd (first line from chapter 30)

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I have that book, but I am saving it for a while! Thanks for visiting and Happy Friday.

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  3. Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Chasing the Wind by Paula Scott. Here I will post the first line from the prologue of Romeo and Juliet. It's the book closest to me right now because I'm currently teaching it to my 9 Honors kiddos.

    "Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood make civil hands unclean."

    Have an excellent Friday and a great weekend!

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    1. I remember that from when we studied Romeo and Juliet. More years ago than I care to mention.

      Happy Friday.

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  4. Elin Carlson walked into the barn and everything changed. – Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin

    Happy Friday!

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  5. sounds like a great read!

    My current first line is from Kathy Herman's Only By Death - "Liam Berne was about to commit murder - at least according to Arkansas law."

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    1. Oh no, that sounds scary! I hope its meant to be ironic. Happy Friday

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  6. Novellas totally count!

    I'm reading Julie by Catherine Marshall right now. The first line is: "Our 1928 Willys-Knight had been climbing for at least ten miles, one hairpin turn after another, under a threatening sky."

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Oh jolly good. Its a prequel to a full-length story coming out in in June. Your one sounds interesting as well. Happy Friday!

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  7. I need to do this with my kindle! I'm sharing from library books today, since it is National Library Week here, so here is the first line from Laura V. Hilton's Love by the Numbers:

    "He was gorgeous. Simply gorgeous."

    Happy Friday!

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