Can you believe it’s Friday already? Where has the week gone?!
Book Beginnings on Fridays
Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted at Rose City Reader where you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.
The Seventh Crow by Sherry D. Ramsey
The Seventh Crow is a middle grade novel written by my friend and author, Sherry Ramsey.
Sherry is not only a fantastic writer, she is an amazing person and is continually promoting writing in our community. She runs our bi-monthly writers group and teaches writing in the schools.
The book’s main character Rosinda grows wonderfully through the story as she learns her past and recovers her memory.
She is accompanied on her journey by a crow, a boy, a cat and a wolf. What’s not to love about this charming story?
Rosinda trudged home with her head down, her backpack weighted with the homework Mr. Andrews had assigned for the night. Skeletal leaves crunched under her feet along the side of the road.
A low croak made her look up, and she saw the crows. They stood scattered in a loose line in the grassy swath beside the road, their glossy black feathers reflecting the late-afternoon sun, each just a wingspan from the next. Every one had its bright black eyes fixed on her. Rosinda stopped.
The Friday 56
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.
Here’s a blurb from page 56.
“What flag is that?” she asked Filara.
The cat glanced up at it. “The Horstribes have a new god, or possibly a goddess,” she said with distaste.
Rosinda shivered, not from the cool air. “I don’t like her flag,” she said. The colours and symbols had a stark, angry feel.
Filara sniffed. “Looks like a war goddess to me. They like to instill a little fear in those who follow them–and a lot of fear in those who don’t.”
Rosinda didn’t want to pass through the gate, under the scrutiny of the guards and the presence of a war deity’s flay.
Fortunately, she didn’t have to. A squawk sounded from the roof of a low building nearby, and Rosinda looked up to see a large black crow perched there. It looked straight at her and bobbed its head a couple of times. A wave of relief washed over her. Traveller.
Here is the blurb from Amazon:
When you can’t remember most of your life, you’d better be prepared for anything. The day a talking crow meets her on the way home from school, fourteen-year-old Rosinda is plunged into a forgotten world filled with startling revelations: magic ability flows in her veins, she’s most comfortable with a sword in her hand, and the responsibility for finding a missing prince rests solely with her.
While dark forces hover in the background and four forgotten war gods from Earth’s past plot to reclaim long-lost power, Rosinda struggles with waves of slowly-returning memories as she searches for clues about her past and the true identity of her family; a search that takes her back and forth between two worlds. In a race against time to recover her memory, find the prince, and rescue her loved ones, Rosinda has only her friend Jerrell and an unusual trio of animals as companions. And as the gods prepare to bring her world to war, Rosinda is unaware that the shadow of betrayal lurks within one whom she trusts the most…