First Line Friday (week 352): Ember in the Mist

Posted July 27, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, fantasy, First Line Fridays / 18 Comments

Happy 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 Ember in the Mist by Brendilynn Mantey-Annor! I’ve had my eye on this book ever since I first saw the cover on Amazon!

Ember in the Mist by Brendilynn Mantey-Annor

and the first line is…

Just breathe, Neriah. In and out. This is not forever.


Ever since her mother’s disappearance, Neriah Rosewood has feared losing anyone she loves. Shiloh, her home, separates them from the ancient land of Betzaria. No one leaves or visits Shiloh without falling victim to the shadows in the darkness. Still, Neriah secretly wonders what freedom awaits her beyond the borders of her little haven.

When her grandmother reveals that the ancient tales of the fallen hero and the precious stones are true, Neriah can’t bring herself to believe any of them. Until Neriah gradually discovers the dangers and secrets Shiloh has had all along.

Disaster strikes, and Neriah loses her brother to her mother’s same fate. The heartbreaking incident devastates her and finally pushes Neriah to break the one rule she’s been warned to keep- all her life.

Ember in the Mist is the first book of the Christian fantasy series of The Pure Gems of Betzaria, filled with adventure and hope.

Buy Ember in the Mist today as the battle between light and dark begins anew.

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18 responses to “First Line Friday (week 352): Ember in the Mist

  1. Gloria A

    Dear Reader,
    I’ve always lived by the adage that “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.”
    Positively Penelope by Pepper Basham

  2. Linda Booth

    “It’s eerily quiet tonight in the city that never sleeps.”
    —Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools by Tyler Staton

  3. Happy Friday!
    I’m just starting Voice of the Ancient by Connilyn Cossette. So excited to read this book!
    “The enemy grinned at me, tipping his chin upward as he slapped a flat palm to his chest, daring me to attack again.”
    I hope you have an excellent weekend!

  4. Lelia “Lucy” Reynolds

    Doretta stood in front of the bathroom mirror, staring at her reflection.
    Letters of Comfort by Wanda Brunstetter

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