Friday Firsts: The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis #RRSciFiMonth

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.  As this month is Sci fi Month 2016 my book today is a science fiction novel that I’ve been wanting to read for some time.  Wolf Road by Beth Lewis:

thewolfroad‘I sat up high, oak branch ‘tween my knees, and watched the tattooed man stride about in the snow.  Pictures all over his face, no skin left no more, just ink and blood.  Looking for me, he was.  Always looking for me.  He left red drops in the white, fallen from his fish knife.  Not fish blood though.  Man blood.  Boy blood.  Lad from Tucket lost his scalp to that knife.  Scrap of hair and pink hung from the man’s belt.  That was dripping too, hot and fresh.   He’d left the body in the thicket for the wolves to find.

I blew smoky breath into my hands.

‘You’re a long way from home, Kreager,’ I called down.

The trees took my voice and scattered it to pieces.  Winter made skeletons of the forest, see, made camouflage tricky ‘less you know what you’re doing, and I know exactly what I’m doing.  He weren’t going to find no tracks nor footprints nowhere in this forest what weren’t his, I know better’n that.  Kreager looked all around, up high and ‘neath brushes, but I’ve always been good at hiding.’

My First Impressions

Wow – this doesn’t mess around does it.  What a great start, I’m totally fascinated to know what’s going on here.  This Kreager sounds a real place of work – I’d be hiding in the trees too I think.  Can’t wait to carry on.

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


9 Responses to “Friday Firsts: The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis #RRSciFiMonth”

  1. Tammy

    I need to read this! I’ve heard nothing but good things, and I can’t wait to read your review. I have a review copy on my Kindle, and I hope I can squeeze it in before the end of the year.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve only just started but hoping to make good progress this weekend. I’ve heard such positive reviews so I hope I’ve not got over inflated expectations.
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I love the writing! It’s peculiar, and intense and strongly descriptive – almost… cinematic, if I’m making any sense. A very powerful start! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      You always make perfect sense and you’re absolutely spot on.
      Lynn 😀

  3. sjhigbee

    Oh, I’m with you – that opening certainly grabs you by the scruff of your neck and frogmarches you into the story, doesn’t it?

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – yes, I love that ‘frogmarches you into the story’ – indeed it does.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Greg

    I remember seeing this one a while back. It does look intense.

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I enjoyed this one a lot! If you like stories with a “western vibe”, I think you will have a great time 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      That’s what I’m hoping for – I think I picked this up because of your review tbh – I hadn’t realise when I saw it originally that there would be a western vibe – so I’m really looking forward to it.
      Lynn 😀

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