9 Aug 2019

First Line Friday : Mercy's Gift by Katy Huth Jones

Today I am including yet another book from my Kindle backlog, which I have had for about 3 years. Katy Huth Jones' Medieval Fantasy series He Who Finds Mercy combines action, adventure and romance with dragons. Talking dragons. 
C'mon what's not to love about a talking dragon, especially when its a good one that helps the heroes, not an evil one like Smaug. 

Plus, many of the names in this series are fantastic. The Prince is called Valerian, such suits him perfectly, and the leading dragon is called Albionix. Don't worry about the references to witches and dragons though: this series is very solidly Christian, and the attitude to magic is Biblical. The Dragons also work in the context of the fantasy world. 

While Prince Valerian adjusts to marriage as well as his new title, conspiracy brews in the south among disgruntled lords who wish to separate from the north. The situation is made even more volatile by a charismatic rebel leader whose guerilla tactics are swift and brutal.

The clandestine efforts of a witch hired by one of the lords render Valerian's gift of Sight ineffective, and Merry's Healing gift is sorely tested.

It has become dangerous for a northerner living in the south, and if the gifted young royals fail to stop the growing rebellion, evil will reign in Levathia.

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  1. Happy Friday! Today I'm sharing the first lines from Light From Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker: "Cohen Marah clears his throat quietly, more out of discomfort than the presence of any particular thing that needs clearing, and attempts to step over the body for a second time."


    1. Thanks for visiting. That's a great First Line.

  2. Three years? My Kindle backlog is equally frightening ...

    I’m sharing the first line from Catherine West’s latest book over on my blog, As the Light Fades. I know we’re not supposed to judge books by the cover, but this has a great cover and I’m itching to get into it.

    Happy reading!

    1. I know. I've had Kindle for 7 years, and I have a few books from waaaayyyy back when I first got it.

      I have heard of Catherine West. Might pop over and have a look.

  3. Happy Saturday!
    Yesterday on my blog I shared the first couple of lines from A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/08/08/first-line-friday/. Currently, I am reading The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken. I'll share a line from there.

    "A thick cloud of dust hovered on the top of the hill just outside the Bates estate."

    Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂💜📚

  4. Happy Weekend! My first line is from "Choose Me" by Marion Ueckermann:

    "Today of all days, Julia Delpont needed to forget about the world."

  5. A scary opening line! Sounds like a good story, and my Kindle backlist is ridiculously long as well. :)

    I’m sharing on my blog the first line from Starting Anew by Melanie D. Snitker.

    Lynn Crosby sat up in bed, unsure of what actually woke her up.

    1. Glad to hear I'm not the only one with a long backlist. Thanks for visiting and happy reading.


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