Freda’s Voice hosts the Friday 56 meme, and I wanted to take part. Here are the rules:
1. Find a book and turn to page 56 (e-books, go to 56% of the book or however you would like)
2. Find a line(s) that interest you and post (No spoilers)!
That’s it. Oh! If you do it, you should add yourself to her linky which you can find on her page.
Now on to my choice!
A dead, empty space opened inside her. Needing to change the subject, she asked, “Why are none of your folk here?”
“Guards are of no use in a library.” Oh, how wrong he was! Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.
She said, “I was referring to your noble companions.”
He leaned against a table, a hand still on his sword. At least one of them remembered that they were alone together in the library. “Reading is a bit out of fashion, I’m afraid.”
“Yes, well–more for me to read, then.”
In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.
The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.
I thought that line, “He leaned against a table, a hand still on his sword. At least one of them remembered that they were alone together in the library.” was a great subtle way to show you all that the female mentioned was a force to be reckoned with.
Even though Goodreads says I’ve been reading this since April 1st, I have not gotten very far. That’s not to say it’s a bad book! I was trying to finish a few others that’s been on my To-Read list for a while. Now, I can finally sit back and learn more about Celaena Sardothien.