02 August 2019

The Story Peddler | 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!

And happy August! This book appeared on my Summer TBR, so now, it's about time to get started.

First Line: Colored ribbons of light poured from my fingers.

From Page 56: "One of the townsfolk reported to a local guardsman about a forbidden story strand."


Selling stories is a deadly business.

Tanwen doesn’t just tell stories—she weaves them into crystallized sculptures that sell for more than a few bits. But the only way to escape the control of her cruel mentor and claw her way from poverty is to set her sights on something grander: becoming Royal Storyteller to the king.

During her final story peddling tour, a tale of treason spills from her hands, threatening the king himself. Tanwen goes from peddler to prey as the king’s guard hunts her down . . . and they’re not known for their mercy. As Tanwen flees for her life, she unearths long-buried secrets and discovers she’s not the only outlaw in the empire. There’s a rebel group of weavers . . . and they’re after her too.

Now, feel free to leave a line from a book near you in the comments below.
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  1. It is always fun to visit other blogs and see which books people choose to feature for FLF! This week I'm sharing the first line (and a few bonus lines...I just couldn't help myself) from The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken.
    Here I'll share the first line from Chapter 8 of the same book.
    "Nearly all the apple trees along the main drive had bloomed, their pale petals washed by moonlight against the dark sky."

  2. Ooooo, this one is interesting!! I shared the first line from Ruth Ware's latest novel: https://donnasreadingchair.home.blog/2019/08/02/first-line-fridays-august-2nd-ruthware-thriller-readme-theturnofthekey/

    Happy Friday!

  3. Like the snippets and the magical cover! Happy weekend!

  4. I LOVE this book! Happy Friday!

  5. I like the sound of this one. I haven't heard of it before, so thanks for mentioning it. :-)

  6. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Brett, Billionaire Bodyguard” by Autumn Macarthur & Alexa Verde:

    “Brett Jarvis grimaced, yawned, and snatched up his ringing cell phone. Two a.m. phone calls rarely meant good news, especially in his business.”

  7. Happy Friday!

    On my blog, I'm sharing the first line from A Dangerous Legacy by Elizabeth Camden: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/08/01/first-line-friday-96/. I'm currently on chapter two of A Daring Venture by Camden. I'm on a Camden kick! 😀

    "By the time Rosalind arrived at the crowded Manhattan restaurant to meet Mr. Drake, her nerves were wound as tight as a piano wire."

    Hope you have an excellent weekend! 😀❤📚

  8. On my blog today I'm sharing the first few lines from A Glitter of Gold by Liz Johnson but I'm currently reading Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes so I'll share the first line from chapter 24 here: "Bess's words travel with Annie down to the landing." This book is soo good so far! Hope you have a great weekend!

  9. An interesting opening line!

    I’m sharing on my blog the first line from Love and Other Mistakes by Jessica Kate.

    Natalie Groves eyed the bag of Gingerbread M&M’s on the other side of the office meeting room and prayed for a divine intervention of Red Sea proportions.