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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Legacy of Kings (Blood of Gods and Royals #1) by Eleanor Herman

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!

Book Beginning:

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.


  1. You know, this isn't my usual type of book but this one sounds so good I might actually look into it. Thanks for sharing.
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  2. Ooo! I've been looking forward to this book. It's on my wish list. ;)
    Love the teasers, makes me want more.

    My Friday 56: Marie @ Pages to Explore

  3. I love these teasers, the language in them is absolutely beautiful! Also, I love the difference between someone chasing after a gazelle and the cover, which looks very European! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

  4. While this one would not necessarily call to me, I love the descriptions. We can almost see and hear the forest creatures. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  5. Great beginning, really draws me in. Beautiful use of language, too.

  6. Love the beginning and 56. It's not my usual genre, but it does sound good.

  7. Fantasy is one of my favorite genres so this definitely seems like my kind of book.

  8. Great beginning even though I don't read this genre. Great imagery.

    Thanks for sharing, and ENJOY!!

    Silver's Reviews
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  9. I have been looking forward to this book. I love the beginning.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. I can't wait to hear what you think of this one. I've heard a few mixed things, so I'm eager to see how you feel about it. Happy weekend!

  11. Sounds like an amazing read! Happy weekend!

  12. Very stimulating excerpts. Been seeing this one around and it looks good!

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