Friday, April 13, 2012

Book Beginning & Friday 56: Griffin's Fire by Darby Karchut

Happy Friday everybody!!

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. 
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.

Darby Karchut recently sent me a copy of her new book - Griffin's Fire. I really liked the first book in this series - Griffin Rising - and was glad to accept the new book for review. This book will be released on April 15. Here is the description:
For centuries, there have been rumors about a lowly caste of supernatural beings known as the Terrae Angeli. Armed with the power to control Earth, Fire, Wind and Water, these warriors and their apprentices clandestinely serve as guardians for humans in danger.

Forced to become mortal, ex-teen angel Griffin has been banished from the Terrae Angeli. Struggling to adjust, he enrolls in the heaven-and-hell known as high school. In spite of his friends' support, Centennial High proves to be a battleground, complete with a malicious math teacher.

And to make matters worse, his Mentor, Basil, has been ordered to take on a new apprentice, the gifted and egotistical seventeen-year-old Sergei, whose covert attacks on Griffin makes home life as bleak as a Siberian winter.

Trapped between school, Sergei, and a desperate secret, Griffin is certain of one thing: the only way to fight a Cold War is with Fire.
Struggling up the snow covered slope, Griffin post-holed through another drift, his legs growing heavier with each step.
Those of us who live in wintry climates can certainly feel what Griffin is feeling here. We've all done it.

Friday 56:
"He gave me a tour."
I like the word "tour" because sometimes high school does feel like a foreign land complete with tourist attractions.


  1. I like tours, but I never remember where anything is!

    Friday 56 @ Megan Likes Books

  2. A tour of where I wonder?
    Happy reading!!!

  3. I can hardly wait to put this on my Nook! I agree with you on high school being a foreign land!

  4. Awww, Kathy, thanks! This book was such a hoot to write!

  5. Sounds like an interesting read! It's not really my type of book, but I think my husband might enjoy it.

    This is the first time I am participating in the Book Beginnings meme - it's been fun going around seeing how different books start.

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Brrrrr . . . cold beginning! Thanks for sharing it The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship

  7. Nice start. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Great snippets, sounds like a good read :)


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