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!
Edward Digby heard the hoarseness of his shout as though watching himself from a distance. He felt his breath catch in his throat. For a moment there was no reply, and his right hand went instinctively to the hilt of his knife, feeling the reassuring texture of the cloth-bound handle beneath his fingers. Even in the open space of this elegant square, every dark corner was threatening.