First Line Fridays: “Stronger than a Bronze Dragon” by Mary Fan

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

Happy Friday!

Today I’m going to be featuring the first few lines of my current read.
Stronger than a Bronze Dragon


Moonbeams frost the dark water of Dailaniang, and I imagine the great River Dragon passing beneath its skittering ripples. It’s said that he visited our village generations ago and granted out ancestors an enchanted pearl as a sign of his favor. If I hadn’t seen that pearl with my own eyes, glowing like the moon upon its jade pedestal, I would have thought the story false. He certainly hasn’t visited again since. And no one seems to be favoring Dailan lately.


I’m currently halfway through Stronger than a Bronze Dragon and I’m enjoying it. It’s such an adventurous read filled with magic and action. I can’t wait to find out how Anlei and Tai’s quest go as they travel to the legendary Heihuoshan to battle with the demon king Mowang. I definitely recommend you get this one it comes out.

I’m keeping it short today as I want to go back to reading, but I have a few reviews coming up for the blog, the one for this book included. Also, I’m excited to be included in another blog tour organized by the wonderful ladies at the Fantastic Flying Book Club. The tour starts next week on June 11 and I’d love it if you could show my fellow participating bloggers some love and follow the tour. The schedule is below.

Follow the Tour


June 11th

June 12th

NovelKnight – Interview
The Reading Corner for All – Review +  Favourite Quotes
Crowing About Books – Review +  Favourite Quotes
Caitlin Althea – Review

June 13th

Uwadis – Character Interview
Lost in Storyland – Review

June 14th

The Layaway Dragon – Review + Favourite Quotes
The Inked In Book Blog – Review + Favourite Quotes

June 15th

The Bibliophile District – Guest Post
In Between Book Pages – Review + Favourite Quotes
A Court of Coffee and Books – Review + Favourite Quotes

June 16th

Kait Plus Books – Interview
Moonlight Rendezvous – Review + Favourite Quotes
Port Jericho – Review

June 17th

Twilight Reader – Top 10
Utopia State of Mind – Guest Post
Betwixt the Pages – Review
Alright, that’s it for me today. I gotta go back to Tai and Anlei.



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9 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: “Stronger than a Bronze Dragon” by Mary Fan

  1. joyofreadingweb says:

    I’m so very glad today is Friday!
    Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from More Than Words Can Say by Karen Witemeyer. Here I’ll share the first line from Chapter 2 of the same book.

    “Choosing a husband was much like choosing a good baguette.”


  2. Paula Shreckhise says:

    My first line is from The Reluctant Bride by Jody Hedlund:
    London, England. May, 1862
    “Hang on a little longer, my lamb,” Mercy Wilkins shifted the listless infant in her arms without slowing her pace.


  3. bellesmoma16 says:

    Happy Friday! I know I’m late but today was a busy day. It was the last day of school!!!!
    Anyways, today on my blog I am sharing the first paragraph from A Noble Guardian by Michelle Griep. It’s a FANTASTIC novel. You can see my post by following the link: I am just starting Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan, so I will post the first few lines from there.

    “Heartbeat, Hamish. Assess your surroundings. Acknowledge the trigger point. Assure a corner for a quick retreat before the symptoms draw attention.”

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading!


  4. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Cabbages and Kings: Reflections on Living Abundantly in Christ” by Dianne Barker:

    “I didn’t have an ordinary childhood and I didn’t have ordinary dreams.”


  5. Yvette - Bookworlder says:

    Happy Friday! I’m sharing from an upcoming release today, Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass by Heather Day Gilbert. Here is the first line from Chapter 2:

    “The first person I saw was Jacques, who was driving a lawnmower directly up an incline that made me hold my breath for his safety.”


  6. thebeccafiles says:

    Sorry I’m late coming around. My internet went down yesterday and it’s been mostly down since then. They’re sending someone out Monday to figure out what’s going on. On my blog this week I featured The Brides of Big Valley by Wanda, Jean, and Richelle Brunstetter but I am currently reading Tate by Susan May Warren so I’ll share the first line from chapter 4 here: “With one article of clothing, Glo became a new woman.” Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of reading time! 🙂


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