Thursday, January 13, 2022

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: Between Kings (The City Between #10) by W.R. Gingell

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. Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and asks you to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader and share a non-spoilery sentence or two.

This week I'm featuring Between Kings, the conclusion to the City Between series by W.R. Gingell.

About the Book
G’day. I’m Pet. Heirling. Biter of fae lords. Trouble.

I have a lot of names these days—including my own, real name. Unfortunately for me, someone else knows that name too; not to mention the names of my other heirling friends. Now those heirling friends have disappeared, stolen by the current King Behind for a fight to the death where only one contender to the throne remains.

The rules say there’s no way in and only one way out of that fight, but I’ve always preferred to work outside the rules. I just have to trust my friends to help each other stay alive long enough for me to get them out—without becoming a contender for the throne myself.

Because one thing is for sure: I am absolutely not planning on being the next King Behind.

Book Beginnings
There are some things in life that you have to learn for yourself. You know: how to make the perfect cup of coffee; how to step between the layers of the worlds without getting stuck somewhere you don't want to be; who you should trust and who you definitely shouldn't. That sort of thing.

Friday 56
"I'm no more the villain of the piece than you are the heroine: everything is a matter of perspective in this life."

What have you been reading lately?

18 comments:

  1. Oooh this sounds very intriguing! I'm always a big fan of the 'hidden, true name' theme! Also, the struggle of learning to make good coffee is real! Also, that F56 is amazing! I hope you have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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    1. I love the "hidden name" thing too. For the whole series we're left wondering what Pet's real name is, so it was great finally finding that out in the previous book. Hope you have a lovely weekend too! :)

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  2. Interesting! Here is mine: https://moretoodiscover.blogspot.com/2022/01/book-spotlight-fridays-life-flight.html

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    1. Thanks for coming by! Have a great weekend! :)

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  3. Interesting excerpts! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “FIND ME”

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    1. Thanks for visiting! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  4. With every book in this series, I want to read it more and more. I love the sound of this one. I hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. It's edged out the October Daye series as my favorite urban fantasy. It's so much fun! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  5. I like the cover of this one! Glad you are enjoying the series. Have a great weekend, Ashley :) https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2022/01/first-line-friday-34-deadly-target.html

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    1. This has to be my favorite cover of the series. It's so nice to see all three of these characters sharing the space. Hope you have a great weekend too! :)

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  6. Okay. Good skill-- stepping between worlds without getting stuck somewhere. Ha! My Friday quotes are from Harlem Shuffle

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    1. Right? Such a nice skill to have, lol! Thanks for visiting. Happy weekend! :)

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  7. Great 56 but I definitely chuckled reading that beginning. Sounds good! Happy weekend!

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    1. I chuckled too. Pet's got such a great sense of humor. Happy weekend! :)

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  8. I am reading A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer, I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. I've heard great things about that book. Hope you're enjoying it! Happy reading! :)

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