First Line Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Hoarding Books.
I’m going to be sharing the first few lines of my current read today, Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron.
Be still, Little Priestess.
My father kneels before me with a string of teethe threaded between his fingers. They shine like polished pearls, and I square my shoulders and stand a little taller to make him proud. The distant echo of the djembe drums drowns out his words, but it doesn’t tame the twinkle in his eyes as he drapes the teeth around my neck. Tonight I become a true daughter of Tribe Aatiri.
Magic of all colors flutters in the air as gentle as wingbeats. I can’t be still when it dances on my father’s dark skin like lightning bugs. It flits along his jaws and leaps onto his nose. My hands shoots out to catch an ember of gold, but it slips through my fingers. I giggle, and he laughs too.
I’m just at about 10% into this book, but already it’s showing lots of promise. I can’t wait to see what happens to Arrah and her friends because I’m sure it’s going to be exciting.
I’m going to be part of the Kingdom of Souls blog tour hosted by the amazing ladies at The Fantastic Flying Book Club. Check out the blog stops below: