Welcome to another edition of First Line Friday! I hope you’re not alone in the house right now, because I have a first line that will leave you on the edge of your seat!
I first read this book (and the other four in the series) a few years ago now, but decided to pick them up again because (a) they really are worth a re-read; and (b) THERE’S GOING TO BE A BOOK SIX! If you haven’t read the series before, this won’t mean much to you, but Sir Durand is finally going to get his turn!
Ahem. Back to business. What is this series, you ask? It’s Tamara Leigh’s Age of Faith series, set in Medieval England in the mid 1100s, and my first lines (I’m giving you two today, because I’m generous like that! 😉) come from the book that starts it all: The Unveiling.
Lincolnshire, England, October 1149
A nightmare seized him from sleep, turned around his throat, and filled his mouth so full he could not cry out. Desperate for air, he opened his eyes onto a moonless night that denied him the face of his attacker.
Doesn’t that just give you chills?
On a much less sinister note, we welcome another new member to our First Line Friday family today: Lauraine Henderson. Make yourself at home, Lauraine 🙂
Don’t forget to share your first line in the comments, and then hop on over and find out what the other First Liners have for you today:
Sarah ~ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken // Bree ~ Bibliophile Reviews //
Rachel ~ Bookworm Mama // Heather ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
Beth ~ Faithfully Bookish // Kathleen ~ Kathleen Denly // Lauraine ~ Lauraine’s Notes //
Andi ~ Radiant Light // Carrie ~ Reading is my Superpower // Robin ~ Robin’s Nest //
Sydney ~ Singing Librarian
If you would like to join us for First Line Friday, contact Carrie at Reading is my Superpower.
~ About the Book ~
12th Century England. Two men vie for the throne: King Stephen the usurper, and young Duke Henry the rightful heir. Amid civil and private wars, alliances are forged, loyalties are betrayed, families are divided, and marriages are made. For four years, Lady Annyn Bretanne has trained at arms with one end in mind—to avenge her brother’s murder as God has not deemed it worthy to do. Disguised as a squire, she sets off to exact revenge on a man known only by his surname, Wulfrith. But when she holds his fate in her hands, her will wavers and her heart whispers that her enemy may not be an enemy after all. Baron Wulfrith, renowned trainer of knights, allows no women within his walls for the distraction they breed. What he never expects is that the impetuous young man sent to train under him is a woman who seeks his death—nor that her unveiling will test his faith and distract the warrior from his purpose.