Friday, April 22, 2011

Book Beginning & Friday 56: Griffin Rising by Darby Karchut

Happy Friday everybody!!

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages 

Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. 

If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

The Friday 56

  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Freda's Voice
  • Post a link along with your post back to Freda's Voice
Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
The book in my hand today is Griffin Rising by Darby Karchut. It was sent to me by the author for review and has been sitting on my review stack for quite a while now. You can buy it in the Kindle Store at Amazon here.
Here is the product description from the author's web site.

For Griffin, it’s time to angel up.

 Armed with the power to control the ancient elements of Earth and Fire, sixteen year oldGriffin is determined to complete his apprenticeship and rise to the rank of Terra Angeli.

But first, he must overcome a brutal past if he is to survive in this world. Will the perseverance of his mentor and the love of a mortal girl give Griffin the strength he needs to triumph? 
"Um...Basil?" said the teen, pushing his dark hair out of his eyes. He glanced around the abandoned parking lot, its rotting blacktop camouflaged by a layer of snow, then looked up at his tall companion. "I think your pant leg's on fire." 
Friday 56:
He's not such a dweeb after all. 


  1. Griffin Rising sounds really good! I'm looking forward your review. :)

  2. What a beginning, hope they got the fire put out.

  3. I know a few dweebs.
    Thanks for participating!

  4. This sounds like a fun read! Enjoy!

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

  5. Visiting here from Book Beginnings. I admit that your opening surprised me and caused me to laugh out loud.


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