First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
I put the spoiler warning in today because it’s a sequel and it kind of gives things away if you haven’t read/finished the first book yet! Please note that the image graphic below CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!!
Anyone have any guesses on what book this is? I’ll give you a few clues…
Last chance to guess!
Today’s book is…
How the Multiverse Got Its Revenge by K. Eason
Series: The Thorne Chronicles #2
Also in this series: How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse, How the Multiverse Got Its Revenge
Published on October 6, 2020 by Daw Books
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Multiverse, Retellings, Science Fiction, Queer
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Rory Thorne must use the fairy blessings gifted to her to change the multiverse in the second book in this space opera duology.
After avoiding an arranged marriage, thwarting a coup, and inadvertently kick-starting a revolution, Rory Thorne is no longer a princess, but a space pirate.
Her new life is interrupted when Rory and her crew--former royal bodyguards, Thorsdottir and Zhang, and co-conspirator Jaed--encounter an abandoned ship registered under a false name, seemingly fallen victim to attack. As they investigate, they find evidence of vicious technology and arithmancy, alien and far beyond known capabilities.
The only answer to all the destruction is the mysterious, and unexpected, cargo: a rose plant. One that reveals themself to be sentient--and designed as a massive biological weapon. Rose seeks to escape their intended fate, and Rory and her friends must act fast when the attackers return with their superior weaponry.
As the situation gains the attention of an increasing number of alien races, Rory finds herself acting as negotiator and diplomat, in order to save Rose and her friends--and avert an unprecedented war.
“Ivar Valenko, former crown prince of the Free Worlds of Tadesh, now in permanent exile-asylum on Lanscot, was herding sheep for Grytt when the fairy appeared.”
I actually decided to read an adult scifi book from my tbr, and OH MY STARS I LOVED IT!!! HOW RORY THORNE DESTROYED THE MULTIVERSE is book one, and HOW THE MULTIVERSE GOT ITS REVENGE is book two. I’m currently reading book two and I just cannot contain my excitement over how good these books are! Also, what a great first line!
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