Friday, February 19, 2021

First Line Fridays: Of Sword and Shadow by A. L. Sowards

Happy Friday! 

First Line Fridays is hosted by Hoarding Books and participants share the first line from a nearby book.

Today, I'm sharing the first lines from Of Sword and Shadow by A. L. Sowards.

"I don't remember the name my mother gave me. Nor can I recall each of the hundreds of names I've used since."

Have you read Of Sword and Shadow? 📖 It just released earlier this month. Check out the book blurb below and read my review

What are you reading this weekend? I'd love for you to share your book's first line!

Happy reading!

About the Book:

Greece, 1379

She is known by many names, none of them her own. In truth, she is an unnamed slave, nothing more than a weapon in the hands of her owner in his attempts to provoke political mayhem. When she encounters a handsome young man while on an assignment, she thinks little of him—until he attempts to take what she has stolen. But in her line of work, failure is not an option.

Gillen is intrigued by the mysterious woman who thwarts his mission. But when his path crosses hers again, his intrigue turns to gratitude as the thief he comes to call Eudocia saves his life. The two form a bond of friendship and join forces to wrest control from a group of ruthless rulers. But as their camaraderie blossoms into something more, Gillen and Eudocia must fight for love even as they wage war for a better future.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. This definitely sounds intriguing, and that’s a great first line! Today on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Network of Deceit by Tom Threadgill. Have a great weekend and happy reading! 😊

  2. My first line is from A Dance in Donegal by Jennifer Deibel.
    Boston. October 1920
    The grandfather clock downstairs chimed the hour, its clangs all too reminiscent of the funeral bells presiding over Mother’s funeral just yesterday morning.

    1. I read that one just last weekend. Review is coming soon. Have a lovely weekend, Paula!

  3. wow, intriguing!! Here is my post:

  4. Happy Friday! My first line is from "Lacewood" by Jessica James:

    " "Recalculating." Katie McCain smacked the steering wheel with both hands and then glared at the navigation screen."