7.13.2012

Book Beginnings - A Clash of Kings



 
Book Beginnings is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader. Share the first sentence (or so) of a book you are currently reading, along with your initial thoughts and impressions about the sentence or book. Remember to include the title of the book and the author AND link up at the Rose City Reader


Beginning (Prologue):
The comet's tail spread across the dawn, a red slash that bled above the crags of Dragonstone like a would in the pink and purple sky.
(Not prologue):
At Winterfell they had called her "Arya Horseface" and she'd thought nothing could be worse, but that was before the orphan boy Lommy Greenhands had named her "Lumpyhead". Her head felt lumpy when she touched it. 
My thoughts:

Considering what happened in the previous book, it was pretty obvious to me this comet was important. However, the prologue opening wasn't nearly as entertaining as the opening of the first narration by Arya (she's one of my favorite characters), so I had to include it. Martin has taken it upon himself to introduce even more characters and personalities...I don't know if I can keep up. Still good though. I wish I was further into it. It has been an odd week for reading. 



13 comments:

  1. And he's still introducing new characters books down the line. They're so much fun to read though!

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  2. I see we are posting about the same book this week. I used the next lines of the Prologue and linked to your blog so people can get a little bit of an extra taste.

    Oh, and I'm halfway through it now.

    Here's my Book Beginning.

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    1. How cool. Thanks for the link up!

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  3. Great beginning. I haven't dared to start this series yet, I know I'll be hooked, and I just don't have the time.

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  4. I'm just about to start the third book. I'm hopelessly hooked.

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    1. I have no idea when I'll get around to that one. But I agree, they're really good. I'll watch the tv show one of these days.

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  5. Hi Amber! "Lumpyhead" made me laugh.

    Rayme Waters – the author of my Book Beginnings book – guest posted on Rose City Reader today, explaining how the heroines of 19th Century literature inspired her debut novel, The Angels' Share.

    It will give you a much different idea about the book than the opening sentence.

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

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    1. Great. I'll check it out.

      Thanks for hosting!

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  6. I haven't read this series, so I'm wondering what the comet's significance is. Intriguing!

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