Book Beginnings and Friday 56: Buried Fire

BookBeginnings (a la Rose City Reader)

“The boy was asleep in the hollow on the hilltop when the dragon’s thought came up from the ground and enveloped him. It rose through his body slowly, like a giant soap bubble, with its oily surface quivering and glinting in the sun.”

First Impression: Okay, I’m still reading the Library of Souls, so I went back to a previous read. Stroud is one of two favorite working authors right now, so I hunted this book down back when Blockbusters was still open and bought it there (do not ask me what Blockbusters had to do with the production and/or distribution of this book- but once I found out about another Stroud book and was determined to get my hands on it.) This was a fun book, but much more standard fare for the genre than, say, the Bartimaeus series or Lockwood & Co. series, which I came to love him for, and which I recommend even to people who aren’t necessarily into young adult adventure.

The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.

Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.

*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.

*Post it. *Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

“What sort of a swine would break break into a church? Nothing taken- that was a relief… but no, they’d have scrawled on the walls, or pissed on the altar or something. Bastards.”

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