Friday Firsts: Heartstone by Elle Katharine White
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. This week I’m reading Heartstone by Elle Katharine White.
I’d never seen an angry hobgoblin before.
If this one wasn’t my friend, it might’ve been funny. Tobble was red in the face before I noticed him in the grass by the garden wall, and since hobgoblins have green skin, that in itself was quite a feat.
“Tobble, what’s wrong?” I asked in Low Gnomic, or what could’ve passed as Gnomic if I hadn’t butchered it with my Arlean accent. The earthy words used by hobgoblins and other garden creatures sounded heavy and awkward on my human tongue, and Tobble had often despaired of my pronunciation. Today, however, he was too distraught to notice.
“Lord Merybourne has hired Riders, Aliza, Five of them! Do you know what that means?” he said. His head, which was round and homely as a potato, came halfway up my shin, and he clutched handfuls of his mossy hair as I knelt next to him. “We’re doomed! Doomed, I say!”
My First Impressions
To be fair I have read a little further on and I’m really enjoying this so far which makes it a little difficult to remember what my first impression truly was. That being said – this has a light, airy feel to it doesn’t it. It gives the impression that it will be fun and entertaining. Plus, who are these riders??
What you reading this Friday??