Friday Firsts – A Little Knowledge by Emma Newman (Split Worlds book #4)


Friday Firsts is a new meme that runs every Friday over on Tenacious Reader. The idea is to feature the first few sentences/paragraph of your current book and try and outline your first impressions as a result. This is a quick and easy way to share a snippet of information about your current read.  Stop on by and link up with Tenacious Reader.



‘Cathy listened to the argument, weighed its merit, and considered her response carefully, as the Duchess of Londinium should. “This is bullshit.”

That also summarised most of what Cathy had discovered about being Duchess of Londinium.  She’d had high hopes – once she’d overcome the sheer dread of having such high status – that the title of Duchess would confer upon her enough power to really make a difference in fae-touched Society.  In reality the only power Cathy had was confined to areas in which she had no interest whatsoever.’

My First Impressions

Being the fourth book in the series I have a very good idea (as you might hope!) about what this series is about.  This opening scene clearly gives me the impression that even though Cathy left on something of a high note at the end of the last book, things haven’t panned out as she hoped since then.

Other books in the series:

  1. Between Two Thorns
  2. Any Other Name
  3. All is Fair


What are you reading right now? Did it start out strong? Feel free to join in.

10 Responses to “Friday Firsts – A Little Knowledge by Emma Newman (Split Worlds book #4)”

  1. sjhigbee

    I read the first book in the series and really enjoyed it and absolutely loved her Planetfall – I must catch up with the rest of these!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a series that’s difficult to pin down and in fact Mogsy over at The Bibliosanctum hit the nail on the head when she described it as a soap opera! It’s definitely how it feels. I have to read on though as I’m totally invested in the characters and need to know how everything turns out.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Well, that’s just sold it to me! I love her writing, anyhow. As well as admiring her as a smart, clever woman with a huge personality.

      • @lynnsbooks

        I think she’s incredibly smart – the way she’s written these stories, which frankly just make you so cross with some of the characters at times, and is all deliberate on her part (well I think so anyway!).
        Lynn 😀

  2. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    ha … I like that first line 🙂

  3. Danya @ Fine Print

    Hahaha, oh Cathy. Never change! I need to continue with this series soon, because I liked the first book a lot.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it’s quite an addictive series and as Mogsy said it’s like a soap opera – once you become involved you simply have to continue.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I need to read this soon! *glances at TBR tower, cries* I just don’t know when!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – we’re drowning in books – I mean, it’s not a bad way to go of course, but even so!
      Lynn 😀

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