First Line Fridays: “Kingdom of Souls” by Rena Barron

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

Happy Friday!

I’m going to be sharing the first few lines of my current read today, Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron.

Kingdom of Souls

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:

September 4th

September 5th

Phannie the ginger bookworm  – Review + Favourite Quotes
Jrsbookreviews – Review
Kait Plus Books – Review + Favourite Quotes

September 6th

In Between Book Pages – Review + Favourite Quotes
Utopia State of Mind – Review + Favourite Quotes
Camillea Reads – Review
Artsy Draft – Review + Favourite Quotes

September 7th

Frayed Books – Review
The Layaway Dragon – Review + Favourite Quotes
NovelKnight – Review
Charis Rae – Review
Novel Lives – Review

September 8th

Luchia Houghton Blog – Review + Favourite Quotes
Justbusyreading – Review
Flying Paperbacks – Review

September 9th

Moonlight Rendezvous – Review + Favourite Quotes
Confessions of a YA Reader – Review + Favourite Quotes
TBR and Beyond – Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes

September 10th

Wishful Endings – Review
Jessica Writes – Review + Favourite Quotes
The Reading Life – Review + Favourite Quotes
Devouring Books – Review
Flipping Through the Pages – Review + Favourite Quotes


8 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: “Kingdom of Souls” by Rena Barron

  1. Paula Shreckhise says:

    I chose chapter two of One Final Breath by Lynn Blackburn:
    Anissa brought up the rear of their somber crew as they each nodded at Bill, the security guard in the Carrington Memorial Hospital emergency department.
    I loved all three books in this series.


  2. bellesmoma16 says:

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from The Art of Rivers by Janet Ferguson: Currently I’m finishing up Finding Miss Enderly by Joanna Davidson Politano. I’ll share a line from that book here. 🙂

    “As we hurried through the hallway, his grip on my arm tightened until I half expected to hear my bones snap.”

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with awesome reading time. 🙂❤📚


  3. Ellie says:

    I’m sharing the first line from Reunited in the Rockies by Mindy Obenhaus this week on my blog, but I’m currently reading The Amish Christmas Matchmaker by Vannetta Chapman and the first line is “Annie Kauffmann thought she’d just experienced the perfect day – business had gone well, the fall weather was exquisite and each member of her family was happy and healthy.”


  4. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Labor Day Weekend! My first line is from A Love So Real (New Hope Falls Book 1) by Kimberly Rae Jordan:

    “Elijah McNamara gave the lightbulb one final gentle turn then glanced down at the man holding the ladder for him.”


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