Friday Firsts – Gods of Nabban by K V Johansen


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 and to perhaps tempt others.  Stop on by and link up with Tenacious Reader.

gods of nabban



‘Something stalked him through his dreams.  She was hungry, reaching… Hyllau, reaching for him.  The Lady of Marakand, but her face was burnt black, charred and flaking away like Hyllau’s and she closed her mouth over his, pressing down on him, tongue forcing… He caught her by the throat, to choke and throttle, to end this one slavery, at least – ‘

My First Impressions


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


9 Responses to “Friday Firsts – Gods of Nabban by K V Johansen”

  1. sjhigbee

    I am now DEVOURING Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin, after having recently enjoyed The Fifth Season. The opening sentence is intriguing – though I do think if I hadn’t already read the first book, I might have floundered. It’s taking the story forward and I’m once more hooked… Thank you for sharing, Lynn and have a great week-end:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve bought the second book but still haven’t read the first, like Mogsy says below we just need a little more time to try and fit everything in!
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        A time-turner… or a clone… WHY can’t I get one of those at Sainsburys??

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The cover is indeed amazing: the overall subdued colors, enhanced by that splash of intense blue from the banner, make for an arresting picture. And the teaser is more than intriguing…

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love the cover for this book – the artwork kind of reminds me of the cover style for Jeff Salyard’s second book – Veil of the Deserters. Both lovely and very striking covers.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Risa

    A lovely cover! But I don’t know about the first sentences. The ellipsis right at the start of a story would put me off. It’s too fragmented to create interest in me.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know what you mean – it’s an odd first paragraph really and it’s a dream sequence which I’m not totally enamoured with but I’ve continued (it was definitely tough to get into at first) and I’m about 30% in now and it really is starting to come together now.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Glad to see you’re giving this a go. The author said this can be read without reading The Leopard and The Lady, but will reveal info from those those books. Since I’ve only read The Leopard I’ll probably have to hold off, lest this one reveals some spoilers for the second part 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I checked with the publishers to see if I should read the other two first because I wanted to give it a fair shot and wasn’t aware of the other two when I requested it (my fault of course) but I was assured this was a standalone. I’m reading it now. Up to about 30%. It was a bit difficult to get into at first but I think that’s more down to the author’s style than the lack of back story. It certainly has me intrigued now so we’ll see how it goes.
      Lynn 😀

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