Friday Firsts – Veil of Spears by Bradley P. Beaulieu


Friday Firsts is a new meme that will run every Friday here on Tenacious Reader. It will feature the first few sentences/paragraph of my current book and my first impressions as well. It’s meant to be a quick and easy way to share a bit about what I am reading, and I would love to hear others join in sharing their current reads as well.

A Veil of Spears (The Song of the Shattered Sands, #3) by Bradley P. Beaulieu
Also by this author: Twelve Kings in Sharakhai
Published by Daw Books on March 20th 2018
Pages: 672

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Çeda knelt in a cavern beside a pool of water, deep beneath the des­ert’s surface. The cavern’s darkness enveloped her, as did the chill air. It smelled clean here, unsullied, a place that might have remained hidden throughout all the history of the Kings of Sharakhai, perhaps longer.

In her hands she held a thick, golden bracelet. She turned it over, again and again, feeling its weight, touching the oval stone, roughing her skin against the intricate designs worked into the gold.

“Speak to me,” she said. “This time, speak to me.”

The echoes went on and on.

The bracelet had once belonged to King Mesut, the Jackal King, but now it served as an indictment of all the Kings and even of the gods them­selves. It was not the band itself that provided evidence of their treachery, but the onyx stone. Even now she could feel the souls of the seventeen dead asirim within it, clamoring for freedom, pleading for their release. Çeda was desperate to give it to them, but after six weeks of trying she still had no idea how.

My First Impressions

I’ve really enjoyed the other books in this series quite a bit, so I’m excited to return. I have to admit, as much as I really enjoyed the other books, I also feel like I remember very little in the way of details. Thankfully there seems to be good recap included in the story to help refresh my memory as I read!

What are you reading right now? Did it start out strong? Feel free to share in the comments, and also feel free to link up!

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