Friday Firsts : Princess of Blood (The God Fragments #2) by Tom Lloyd

princess of bloodFriday 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 Friday I’m reading : Princess of Blood (The God Fragments #2) by Tom Lloyd.

‘So a pederast, an assassin and a convict walk into a palace.’ ‘Shut up’.

Lynx sighed. ‘What, I’m bored.’

‘I don’t care.’

‘No one’s listening.’

Toil’s voice lowered to the whisper of a razor being sharpened.  ‘What part of “I don’t care” confuses you?’

‘What’s the harm in passing the time with a joke?’  ‘Because if you don’t shut up I’ll rip your kneecaps off and use them for earmuffs to block out your bloody whining.  You’re not standing here for your health, we’ve got a job to do, remember?’

Lynx shut up and looked around at the grand hall of Jarrazir’s Bridge Palace once more.  It was magnificent, he had to admit.  Jewelled light shone through a long bank of stained glass windows running almost the entire length of the hall.  Dancing motes of emerald, blazing orange and glittering sapphire washed over the assembled crowd of Jarrazir’s nobility.  A spray of red carpet surrounded the pair of thrones at one end, all canopied by pristine which cloth bearing the symbols of the city and prayers stitched in red.  Flanking them was a battered pair of stone urns that bore only fragments of faded glazing.  They looked strangely out of place there until Lynx realised they were Duegar artefacts.

After an hour of the sight Lynx felt it was all very pretty, but lunch was fast intruding on his thoughts as the scents of spices and roasted meats hung think in the air.  As a portly and tattooed ex-soldier of a nation everyone hated, he was very aware how noticeable he was at the best of times and right then the great and the good were out in their finery to notice and be noticed.  Unobtrusively sidling over to the buffet probably wasn’t an option.

First Impressions

You see, I already like this – it starts off with the banter, it then takes you to a place that seems very grand and is certainly intriguing and then concludes by taking a little bit of light hearted fun at the character Lynx.  I’m sure I’m going to love this.

What you all reading this Friday please??




13 Responses to “Friday Firsts : Princess of Blood (The God Fragments #2) by Tom Lloyd”

  1. Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

    Awesome, sounds great! I loved the first book and I’m looking forward to reading this, Gollancz copy was accepted, hopefully it’ll arrive soon so I can delve in!

    Gotta love the banter!😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – the banter is what gives a book like this a little bit of relief. Happy reading.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Carmen

    Love it. Looks like it’s going to be funny. Enjoy! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope it keeps up the moments of humour.
      Have a good weekend.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Book Club Mom

    Between books – starting a new one soon! Happy reading!

  4. Tammy

    This sounds so good! I wouldn’t guess from the cover that it would be this funny. I’m still reading Strange Practice. It hasn’t been a great week for reading, and I’m busy all weekend so I probably won’t get much read.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, my reading has gone down hill a little to be honest and I also have a really busy weekend so I don’t imagine it’s going to improve over the next few days.
      Lynn 😀

  5. sjhigbee

    I like the sound of this – I really enjoy Tom Lloyd’s writing. Thank you for sharing.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve only just started it but I’m looking forward to delving in (although to be honest I do have a bit of a chaotic weekend).
      Lynn 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The beginning sounds amusingly promising, indeed… 🙂

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I love books that start off with playful, witty banter! Another book I can think of like this is Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell. It draws me in immediately 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I absolutely love a bit of playful banter, and, yes, even though I’ve only read the first I think Traitor’s Blade is another great example and a series that I need to catch up with.
      Lynn 😀

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