Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.
These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.
I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader. The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires. Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.
This week I'm spotlighting one of my upcoming reads, Legacy of Kings (Blood of Gods and Royals #1) by Eleanor Herman. This novel sounds exactly like my kind of historical fiction fantasy story. I'm extremely excited to finally check it out and these snippets make it look fantastic!
Katerina races across the meadow, scanning for any roots or rocks in her way. Her heart thumps wildly in her chest. Her legs ache. The gazelle leaps slightly ahead of her, it's hooves barely touching the grass. It is a blur of tan and white, with long, black-ringed horns; a creature not fully of the earth, but also of the sky.
He sighs, listening to the forest sounds. There is a constant low buzz of insects. Somewhere nearby, an owl hoots. A pack of wolves is howling, too, but far off and forlorn.