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.
Green Rider by Kristen Britain
Karigan G’ladheon always seemed to be getting into a fight, and today was no exception.
But as she trudged through the forest, using her long walk home to contemplate her depressing future – and the expulsion it was bound to hold – a horse burst through the woodland and charged straight for her. The rider was slumped over his mount’s neck with two arrows embedded in his back. Wherever his horse was taking him, he would be dead before they got there.
There’s nothing Karigan can do, as the young man lies dying on the road. He had sworn to carry out his mission as a Green Rider – one of the legendary messengers of the king – and he has a life or death message that must reach King Zachary. Karigan may be unable to save him, but she can deliver his message. He makes her swear to it, to keep it secret and, with his last breath, he warns her to ‘beware the shadow man …’
Pursued by an unknown assassin, following a path only her horse seems to know, and accompanied by the silent specter of the original messenger, Karigan is going to become a legendary Green Rider herself. Caught up in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, her simple promise to deliver a letter is about to become a race against time … and a race for her life …
The granite was cold and rough against the grey cloaked man’s palms. It was good, solid granite, from the bones of the earth itself. He traced barely perceptible seams between the huge blocks of the wall. It was the seams, he believed, that held the key.
The sisters had said unlikely things indeed! Ghosts? None that she could see. And Karigan’s fingers tightened around the gold brooch. She felt the urge to hurl it into the fire along with F’ryan Coblebay’s message. Why had she taken on this mission?
A decent fantasy adventure… only I’ve been on this book for what feels like an eternity! There is action and adventure here with a lot of suspense in the writing though I’ve been distracting myself with other things instead of reading at the moment and I don’t seem to be doing enough reading when I do get time as I’ve had to return another book I’ve haven’t read to the library today because my card is so full and an order came in and I hadn’t finished any books 😛 I am hoping to get a real move on with this over the weekend. I find the characters here a little bland too though the plot is engaging with many surprises around the corner, though why oh why do I not feel keen to read much of this?? I really hope there isn’t another slump on the way… 😛