First on Friday – Age of Myth

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The beginning of weekends brings along fresh burst of energy. People plan to utilize their weekends in the way they love the most. What more do you expect from a voracious reader than to start a new book. And that’s the point of my bookish meme.

First on Fridays is a weekly bookish meme, created and hosted byPreeti’s Panorama. Everyone is welcome to join.

The rules are very simple:

  • Every Friday, grab a book [can be an e-read or paperback].
  • Share its first two or three paragraphs along with the book’s title and cover.
  • On the basis of the paragraphs/excerpt, just tell whether you would like to read it or not? One or two sentences will be enough. If you want to explain more, it would be lovely!!

I just request that you link back to ‘Preeti’s Panorama’ on your own ‘First on Fridays’ post. You can share your comments if you do not have a blog. 

Have fun with it and enjoy the world of books.

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In the days of darkness before the war, men were called Rhunes. We lived in Rhuneland or Rhulyn as it was once known. We had little to eat and much to fear. What we feared most were the gods across the Bern River, where we were not allowed. Most people believe our conflict with Fhrey started at the Battle of Grandford, but it actually began on a day in early spring when two men crossed the river.

-THE BOOK OF BRIN

Raithe’s first impulse was to pray. Curse, cry, scream, pray- people did such things in their last minutes of life. But praying struck Raithe as absurd given that his problem was the angry god twenty feet away. Gods weren’t known for their tolerance, and this one appeared on the verge of striking them both dead. Neither Raithe nor his father had noticed the god approach. The waters of the nearby converging rivers made enough noise to mask an army’s passage. Raithe would have preferred an army.

Dressed in shimmering clothes, the god sat on a horse and was accompanied by two servants on foot. They were men, dressed in the same remarkable clothing. All three silent, watching.

“Hey?” Raithe called to his father.

Herkimer knelt beside a deer, opening its stomach with his knife. Earlier, Raithe had landed a spear in the stag’s side, and he and his father had spent most of the morning chasing it. Herkimer had stripped off his wool leigh mor as well as his shirt because opening a deer’s belly was a bloody business. “What?” he looked up.

Raithe jerked his head toward the god, and his father’s sight tracked to the three figures. The old man’s eyes widened, and the colour left his face.

Do these lines entice you enough to make the book to be your First on Friday or not?

The book has been published in the last week of June. While reading the lines, written in the Book of Brin, I felt that they were slightly similar to something I have read before… 

After reading the whole extract, it gives me the feels of ACOTAR’s initial plot… They are not same, but they are not entirely different also. In both plots the narrator hunts in the opening scenes. 

I am curious to know that with almost a similar beginning to ACOTAR, how different the story-line can be. I want to test the ingenuity of the author.

To ease my curious mind, this book is definitely First on Friday for me. sure

You can grab your copies from : AMAZON.COM or AMAZON.CO.UK

as well as

add it to your TBR list in: GOODREADS

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