Happy Good Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today I’m featuring the first line of Quest of the Queen by Dawn Shipman – the second book in her Lost Stones of Argonia young adult fantasy series!
and the first lines are…
Ralt, Prince of Malacar, knew his father was a wise and just king – everyone agreed. Standing before him now, an accused criminal before his judge, Ralt hated the man as he seldom had in all his sixteen years.
Five stones there are—onyx, jade,
Jasper, opal, amethyst.
Five stones as one will Might call forth,
From earth itself—the Power’s Source.
At 17, Lyric is the uncrowned queen of her land, but someone else sits upon her throne.
There is only one way to reclaim it for her own.
The opal stone Lyric carries places her at the center of an age-old prophecy. To save her land and fulfill the prophecy, she’s taken on a quest that has no guarantee of success. In doing so, she’s found friends where she’s least expected to and discovered an unknown, unsuspected strength in herself. But she’s also experienced betrayal, faced horrendous loss, and left behind one who risked everything to save her.
But she can’t quit now– the world as she knows it is at stake.
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