Book Beginnings on Friday – Before the Storm

Book Beginnings on Friday is a bookish meme sponsored by Katy at A Few More Pages.

Here’s what you do: share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments section . Include the title and author so we know what you’re reading. Then, if you are so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and if you liked or did not like that sentence. Link-up each week at Katy’s place.

This week I’m enjoying myself with Before the Storm by Sean McMullen. It begins like this:

FoxS3 cowered in the darkness, and there was such silence around him that he believed he had lost his hearing. It was as if someone had slammed a door on the battle where he had been only a moment earlier. The air had the reek of rotting things, and even this was beyond his experience. The smell of charred bodies was nothing unusual to a warrior cadet like Fox, but in all of his short life he had never smelled rotting vegetables. He was still holding his wounded commander, BC, and had a plasma lance rifle slung over his shoulder. He removed his sunglasses, and as his eyes adjusted to the gloom he saw that he was in a narrow alleyway.

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Librarian, reader, atheist, blogger, golfer, lesbian, geek.

Posted on February 3, 2012, in Literature/Books, Quotes and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I couldn’t tell from quote what book was about so I followed the link. Interesting, I have not read a time travel that covers that period. Thanks for visiting.

  2. This sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing….

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  3. I went over and read the synopsis too, this does sound like a very interesting book. I like the opening lines.

  4. What a contrast, the sound of battle and then, complete silence makes the body lose its balance in some way.

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