It is 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:
The coal-burning stove swathed the mostly dark room in a thick blanket of warmth. Standing in front of the tall windows with polished wood frames, Professor Otto Neumann contemplated the city lights. His city. He loved it passionately, and this was the last night he would spend here. His last night in Germany.
And the book is…
The Four Symbols by Giacometti & Ravenne
In a Europe on the verge of Collapse, the Nazi organization Ahernebe is pillaging sacred landmarks across the world. Their aim is to collect treasures with occult powers, which will help them establish the Third Reich. The organization’s head, Himmler, has sent SS officers to search a Tibetan sanctuary in a forgotten valley in the Himalayas, whilst he travels to a monastery in Spain, to find a mysterious painting. Which ancient power do the Nazis believe they hold the key to?
Meanwhile, in London, Churchill has discovered that the war against Germany will also be a spiritual one: their light must the occult if they are to win…
After having The Four Symbols on my NetGalley shelf for so long, I am finally reading it, and so far I am loving it. It looks like it will be worth the wait! I love historical fiction, especially if it is set around either of the two World Wars, so I have been excited about this book for a long time. (In the time it has taken me to get around to reading it, it appears that the book has actually had a name change, as it is now listed as Sacred Grounds on GoodReads)
Have you read this book?
If yes, what did you think of it?
Let me know in the comments!
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