First Line Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Hording Books.
Happy Friday! I hope all of you are doing well. Today I’m going to be featuring the first couple of lines from a book I recently finished.
Galloping her horse past the big oak tree, Mulan pulled the bowstring with one eye closed and sent the arrow flying toward the target. It struck the tree but missed the knothole.
“Don’t shoot behind you!” Andrei flailed his skinny arms. “Keep the target in front of you.” Shooting from a moving horse was much more difficult than when standing still, but she was improving. At least she’d escaped, for the moment, the cooking and cleaning chores. And practicing war skills kept her from facing the uncertain future – and her mother’s grief. Her stomach churned.
I enjoyed this Mulan re-telling and how the author incorporated it into her Hagenheim series. This is my first Melanie Dickerson book and I must admit it piqued my interest, makes me want to check out the rest of the books from this series.
The Warrior Maiden releases on February 5. I’m part of The Fantastic Flying Book Club‘s blog tour for this lovely book. Check out the blog schedule below and check out the rest of the participating book bloggers.
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