It’s time for this week’s First Lines Fridays post!
First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
The first lines of today’s chosen book are:
They scurried through the darkness, shadowy creatures living in permanent night.
They had learned to become still, to be the darkness, when the huge monsters roared above and filled the tunnels with thunder, assaulting the black refuge – their cold, damp sanctuary – with rushing lights and deadly crushing weight.
And the book is…
Domain by James Herbert
The long-dreaded nuclear conflict. The city torn apart, shattered, its people destroyed or mutilated beyond hope. For just a few, survival is possible only beneath the wrecked streets – if there is time to avoid the slow-descending poisonous ashes. But below, the rats, demonic offspring of irradiated forebears, are waiting. They know that Man is weakened, become frail. Has become their prey…
I can not wait to read Domain! I read The Rats, and Lair (Parts 1 and 2 of The Rats series), and I am really looking forward to seeing how this series concludes. As soon as I get through all of the books that I need to read for NetGalley and author requests, this will be the first book I will be reading.
Have you read this book?
If yes, what did you think of it?
Let me know in the comments!