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:
‘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.