First Lines Friday

First Lines Friday

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Another post that Caidyn will be doing on his own! He’s not going to do the color coding like usual with this!

Trade season came around again. Baru was still too young to smell the empire wind.

The Masquerade sent its favorite soldiers to conquer Taranoke: sailcloth, dyes, glazed ceramic, sealskin and oils, paper currency printed in their Falcrest tongue. Little Baru, playing castles in the hot black sand, liked to watch their traders come in to harbor. She learned to count by tallying the ships and the seabirds that circled them.

I think that this one’s kind of given away, but I really wanted to feature this one! I’ll explain why below.

The book is…




The Traitor Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade, #1)

The wonderful and lovely Melanie is hosting a birthday buddy read with this book! Click the link to see the schedule. It’s already been going on since the 20th and ends the 27th, but it’s not too late to join in!

Talk to me!
Are you joining with the buddy read?
Have you already read this one before?

2 thoughts on “First Lines Friday

  1. MFW rereading that line gave me goosebumps? Hahaha! I’m a mess! But seriously… such an honor having you join!

    And I hope you both are having an amazing day and having all the happiest of reading! 💖xx

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