25 June 2010

First Words: Missing Heart

"When I was yet a very young woman I threw my heart away. I fashioned a wee coracle of leaf and willow twig and reed, a coracle that sat in the hollow of my two palms. In this I placed my wounded, wretched heart, and I set it adrift on the rain-misted wavelets of the Fey river, and I watched it bob and whirl, sail and sink. Ever since then I have lived heartless, or almost heartless, cold as spring rain, the way Humans think all Fey live."

26 comments :

  1. I'd really be interested to read your review on this book. I've heard that it is SO good and the excerpt you posted above sounds rather poetic - which I really love! Hope you enjoy the book =)

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  2. Wow, that's great! I hope you're enjoying it! Have a great weekend!

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  3. I love the cover! Really nice first sentence. I look forward to hearing what you think of it.

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  4. Oh, that one is lovely and lyrical...and so sad.

    Here's mine:

    http://laurelrainsnowswonderland.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/book-beginnings-on-friday-10/

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  5. That's a wonderful start to the book. It's really sad as well. Can't wait to see what you think.

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  6. this book really have lovely cover!

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  7. I have no idea what the story is but that little snippet does sound amazing. And rather poetic. XD Plus the cover is PRETTY and anything fae I'll read so Hehe.

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  8. What a sad and lovely beginning. I have heard mixed reviews about this book. I hope you are enjoying it. Happy reading!

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  9. A lovely and intriguing opening. Enjoy your story. And thanks for visiting Fresh Ink Books.

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  10. Pretty cover and very nice 1st sentence.

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  11. That's pretty poetic! Love it!

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  12. Wow! What a teaser for a book. I'm completely drawn into wanting to read it. Besides the gorgeous cover.

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  13. Aw, this sounds incredibly sad yet very poetic. I almost took it literally! ... I hope it isn't literal. I'm normally not good with metaphors.

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  14. This sounds like a great book to start, Juju! I look forward to hearing what you think of it. :)

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  15. Hmm, very interesting start. I do love a good Avalon/Camelot story, but I'm still not sure about this one. I'm really interested in reading your review.

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  16. I'm curious what you think of this one! I still love the cover!

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  17. It's a great start! I'm really interested to hear what you think, because I've actually heard some mixed reviews. So I'll definitely be awaiting your review!

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  18. Beautiful and sad. Just makes me want to sigh and dream.

    Mine's here. Thanks for visiting. Made my day.

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  19. That's kind of quite a sad way to start.

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  20. I love this quote. So sad, but so beautiful. I hope you're enjoying the book.

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  21. Love the cover on this one. The beginning is very poetic. I can’t wait to see your review.

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  22. This sounds so exciting.. Thanks for introducing me to new books, new meme's and helping me dive deeper into the world of book blogs.

    :)

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  23. Under which rock have I been hiding?! How come I've never come across this gem of a book before?... so need to nosey about this...

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