Friday, December 15, 2017

The Friday 56 (119) & Book Beginnings: Cold Magic by Kate Elliott

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.
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7114825Synopsis from Goodreads...

As they approach adulthood, Cat Barahal and her cousin Bee think they understand the society they live in and their place within it. At a select academy they study new airship technologies and the dawning Industrial Revolution, but magical forces still rule. And the cousins are about to discover the full ruthlessness of this rule...
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Beginnings: "The history of the world begins in ice, and it will end in ice."

56: "The stream of words made her frown, but my statement was so unexceptional she could not protest."
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Comments: Honestly, I haven't read any books that I can quote from for The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings. Instead, I decided to share a few quotes from one of my favorite books: Cold Magic by Kate Elliott. Cold Magic is the book that introduced me to Elliott's writing, and since then it has remained one of my favorite fantasy novels. Period. End of discussion. The opening sentence is also quite memorable. 

What are you reading this week?

22 comments:

  1. Have you changed your site? It looks beautiful! Or have I just not visited in such a long time...

    Happy reading this weekend and here's my Friday Meets: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2017/12/FridayMeets15Dec.html

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    1. It might be because this is the first time I've participated in The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings since November 10th. It's been a while. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  2. Oh, airship technologies? I like the sound of this! Especially if it's a favourite of yours. :)

    Here's mine: http://bit.ly/2Axzyok

    Have a great weekend, Breana!
    Luv Sass x

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    1. I know, right? One of my favorite aspects of Cold Magic is the way magic and technology are incorporated into the world building of the story. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Great quotes! Thanks for sharing...and I love the book cover, too. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. The cover is what originally drew me to Cold Magic. I came across it by accident during a visit to Barnes and Noble. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend! :-)

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  4. I enjoyed this book too. This week I'm reading Crimson Death by Laurell K. Hamilton from my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

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  5. Sounds great! Love the Beginning line! Have an awesome weekend! :)

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    1. I agree. It's one of my favorite sentences from the book. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. It really is. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Oh what a fun meme. I have this book on my wishlist and really need to try it.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend! :-)

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  8. That is a very profound beginning! I haven't heard of this one before. It definitely sounds like one that I will enjoy. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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    1. I know. It's one of the most memorable opening sentences I've ever read. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. I have not read this, but you have me plenty curious. And I really do like that opening line.

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  10. Powerful beginning!! Happy weekend!

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    1. That's the same thought I had when I first read Cold Magic. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

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