Book beginnings on Friday – Dragon’s Time

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.

There’s a library book laying beside me, Dragon’s Time by Anne and Todd McCaffrey. I’m looking forward to reading another book in Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series and hope it’ll be good.

Dragon's Time by Anne and Todd McCaffreyOne

The way forward is dark and long. A dragon gold is only the first price you’ll pay for Pern.

Cold. Black. Silent.
Deadly.
Between. That strange nothingness where dragons can go that can only be described as “between one place and another.”
Between only lasts as long as it takes to cough three times.” For a short journey, yes. For a journey from one place to another, anywhere on Pern – yes, three coughs is enough. But when traveling between one time and another – it takes longer. A cold, silent, freezing longer that saps life.

I’ve read enough Pern books to know about between, so this doesn’t tell me anything new. Still, I like it.


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About mostraum

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

Posted on September 16, 2011, in Literature/Books, Quotes and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I really like that cover and it’s about time that I pick up this series. Dragons and time travel? Sounds like a winning combination to me.

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

  2. This is a truly magical excerpt. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

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