The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice and asks you to turn to page 56 (or 56% in your e reader) of your book (any book) and share a sentence or two that doesn’t have spoilers.
Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and is about sharing the first sentence or so of the book you’re currently reading.
The Blight of Muirwood by Jeff Wheeler
In The Blight of Muirwood, the second book in the Muirwood Trilogy, Lia finds herself filled with inner turmoil after the great battle of Winterrowd that led to the death of the wicked king and her closest ally. Despite her reservations, Lia is called to be an official protector of Muirwood Abbey and is charged to employ her magic to defend Ellowyn Demont, the lost heir of the fallen kingdom of Pry-Ree. Her duties are put to the test when the Queen Dowager arrives in Muirwood accusing the Aldermaston, the abbey’s overseer, for the king’s death. Amidst the turmoil, battle ensues, and Lia learns of a terrible plague that threatens to cover the land in darkness and death. Atop it all, the magic of the world begins to fail. In a quest to undo the devastation, Lia’s path brings her to a startling revelation that will change her life forever.
Someone threw a stone or a spoiled fruit at the man perched atop the maypole, and he nearly lost his balance. After ripping his cap from his head, he shook it at the offender, probably a young man dashing through the crowd.
She smelled it first, inhaling its subtle fragrance, noting the way he watched her. There was a look in his eyes that she could not make out. No anger or impatience. He seemed very calm and self-assured.
As fate would have it I have only at this current stage read to page 56 of this book lol 😂 The book is good so far like the first one and there is obviously going to be more scope and action in this second instalment and I hope this book delivers like the blurb and other reviews say so. In the first book I liked the magic system of this world known as the a Medium and the authors note at the back saying many religious texts document a power similar to this in our world too and I know this is something I’d love to research one day. There was also the well thought of and strong characters the author introduced us to which I have been looking forward to seeing more of in these other books. But what I love most about these books is the feel of adventure and mystery that comes with the stories and characters and I strongly look forward to finding more out about Lia and what will become of her and Colvin. I especially like Lia as she has such a strong resilient nature to her that makes her story seem even more real, and also I know at the same time I must get this series finished soon for the amount of times I have renewed them at the library and I’d like to get as many series finished as possible this year 😛 But yeah, a promising series that I hope will carry on to deliver 🙂