First Line Fridays: “Give the Dark My Love” by Beth Revis

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First Line Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Hording Books.

Hey there! Happy Friday!

I’ve missed posting last Friday. I was at a work-related conference and even though I come home with still enough time to write, I didn’t have the energy to open up my laptop and actually write. I did, however, managed to finish reading three books  back-to-back-to-back, so I guess I didn’t lose much time. (In fact I completed my Goodreads Reading Challenge! What?!!!)

Anyhow, things have leveled back down, and I’m back to my regular blogging and reading routine, which brings us to this post. My pick for this week comes from one of those three books I just finished.

The warship carried twenty good men and two cannons.

“Bit of an overkill, isn’t it?” Captain Pasker said. The sun was to his back, casting a long, imposing shadow over the deck.

Captain Pasker was from the mainland; his ship had accompanied the Emperor on the short voyage across the Azure Sea to the small province of Lunar Island. Pasker had been in three wars already, “skirmishes,” he called them, bloody little inconveniences that were necessary to remind the people of the might of the Emperor.

The sailor beside him was a local boy, a new conscript. He’d been raised with the old legends.

He wasn’t sure that one warship was enough.

If you know me, I love antiheroes – characters who are in that gray area, neither good or bad, or part good and part bad – and Beth Revis gives me a new girl to love and cheer for. I finished Give the Dark My Love yesterday, and I’m still all over the place. This boook just blew me away, I’m telling you, and Nedra, oh my baby girl Nedra, I understand why she went dark because given the same choices in that same difficult situation as she was given, I might just make the same decision.

Give the Dark My Love is already out and available in your favorite bookstores. If you love dark fantasies, this book is for you!



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15 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: “Give the Dark My Love” by Beth Revis

  1. Becky says:

    Happy Friday! I’m sharing about “This Is The Day” by Tim Tebow over on my blog today. I’m currently reading “Ours for a Season” by Kim Vogel Sawyer so I’ll be sharing my first line from there.

    Pine Hill, Indiana
    Mary Krieger Hirschler

    Marty followed her husband to the front door, keeping enough distance between them to prevent bumping her knee against the bulky suitcase that hung from his hand.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Happy reading!

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  2. susandyer1962 says:

    Happy Friday!

    My first lines come from Killer Classics by Kym Roberts……

    “Sugar did it.” Sugar’s mouth dropped open, and her eyes nearly popped out of her head at Reba Sue’s accusation. “Sugar didn’t kill anyone,” Leila argued. “The woman traps scorpions at the bar and releases them outside.” Leila shuddered, her round body jiggling from head to toe. “Stupid critters belong under a boot heel.”

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!💕📚💕

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  3. joyofreadingweb says:

    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Roseanna M. White’s An Hour Unspent. Here I’ll share with you the first line from Kristi Ann Hunter’s novella A Legacy of Love from The Christmas Heirloom Collection.
    “From a purely rational standpoint, Sarah Gooding should have been ecstatic with her present position.”
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Sherrinda says:

    Sounds like an intriguing book! My first line is from Love Unexpected by Jody Hedlund (her 2014 release).

    “The blast of a gunshot awoke Emma Chambers.”

    Have a great weekend!

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  5. bellesmoma16 says:

    Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Lynn Austin’s novel Legacy of Mercy. I just started the book today and I am only on chapter two, so I will share the first line from there.

    “I don’t know how to answer my son Jakob.”

    Makes me want to read on! 😊

    Hope you have an excellent day, and a relaxing weekend filled with great reading!

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  6. Yvette - Bookworlder says:

    Happy Friday! I’m sharing from an upcoming read, The Love Letter by Rachel Hauck, over on my blog today. Here are the first lines from the prologue, set during the American Revolution:

    “He must finish. He must. Stumbling, he fell to the damp earth of the maple swamp with the click-slap of musket fire ringing through the cold dew, his breath billowing.”

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  7. Anneliese Dalaba says:

    Happy Friday! On my blog, I’m featuring the book I just finished reading, “The Awakening” by Tamara Leigh. Here I will share the first line from the book I’m currently reading, “The Unwanted Suitor” by Michelle Pennington. There is a prologue, but I’ll share the first line from Chapter 1. “Cornelia Greystone glanced at the ormolu clock that graced the wall over her dressing table and her whole body tensed with urgency.” Have a wonderful weekend!


  8. j9reads says:

    I’m featuring lines from Susan Stoker’s Justice for Hope on my blog today. Hope you can stop by!

    Here, I am featuring lines from Dare to Love Again by Maddie Taylor. Here is the first line of chapter 13.

    “Esme went to work the next day, determined to keep her mind focused on the million and one things she had to do rather than letting more sexy Finn daydreams distract her.”

    Happy Reading!

    Janine – The World Was Hers for the Reading

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