03 May 2019

Spinning Silver | First Line Friday + The Friday 56

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday!

I'll be spending time with this fantastical, fairy-tale story today. Finally.


First Line: The real story isn't half as pretty as the one you've heard.

From Page 56: There was not a soul anywhere in the road, but even as we watched, I saw movement in a window, a child's hand rubbing a clear circle in the frozen glass.




ABOUT THE BOOK

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father's inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. 

When an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the Staryk--grim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh--Miryem's fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. Set an impossible challenge by the nameless king, Miryem unwittingly spins a web that draws in a peasant girl, Wanda, and the unhappy daughter of a local lord who plots to wed his child to the dashing young tsar. 

But Tsar Mirnatius is not what he seems. And the secret he hides threatens to consume the lands of humans and Staryk alike. Torn between deadly choices, Miryem and her two unlikely allies embark on a desperate quest that will take them to the limits of sacrifice, power, and love. 

Channeling the vibrant heart of myth and fairy tale, Spinning Silver weaves a multilayered, magical tapestry that readers will want to return to again and again.



Now, feel free to leave a line from a book near you in the comments below.
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8 comments:

  1. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first few lines from The Heart of a King by Jill Eileen Smith: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/05/02/first-line-friday-85/. I am beginning chapter 20 so I will leave the first line from there.

    "Abishag's mood slipped into melancholy as the months continued on after King David's death, a mood she had not experienced to any great length since her mother had passed into Sheol."

    Hope you have an excellent weekend. Happy reading! 🙂💚📚

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  2. Like those snippets and love that cover! Happy weekend!

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  3. I want to read this one. I've enjoyed other books by the author. This week I am spotlighting Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer. Happy reading!

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  4. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from The Refuge by Ann Gabhart but my next read I'll be starting shortly is Shadow Among Sheaves by Naomi Stephens so I'll share the first line from the prologue here: "The sun was the same, but that was all." Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy Reading!

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  5. Happy Weekend! My first line is from "Sweet on You" by Becky Wade, and I can hardly wait to start it!

    "Five hundred and eleven days had passed since he'd seen her last."

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  6. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from The Pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma on my blog today, but here’s the first line from chapter two of my current read, When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell:

    “There’s something romantically hopeful about having a wedding in the middle of a war.”

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  7. I need to try Novik! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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  8. I'm so late in getting around to everyone! I'm sharing the first lines from When He Found Me by Victoria Bylin:

    "Shane Riley yanked his wet Levi's out of a grimy washing machine, one of twenty or so in a Laundromat straight out of 1992."

    https://moments-of-beauty.blogspot.com/2019/05/first-line-fridays-when-he-found-me-by.html

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