First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (September 20th 2016)

I have just seen on Cleopatra Loves Books that she joins in to a weekly book information group. It is the First Chapter ~ First Paragraph of a book that you read or are reading.This is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea

I decided to take a look at this book after reading another of the author’s books.


Shadeward: Emanation by Drew Wagar

Round 2287, Ninth Pass

          Rain cascaded in sheets, cold dark and heavy despite the eternal sun, whipped into a frenzy by a fierce and fickle wind. It blew one way and then another, battering the slate grey rocks that formed the steep flank of the mountain. Lightning flickered in the grey gloom, giving a brief view of stark and craggy outcrops and terrifying drops into shadowed chasms. Thunder rolled not far behind, hammering the rocks and echoing around the unseen valleys. Smaller debris was dislodged, tumbling down and scattering across a muddy and treacherous narrow track that cut through the landscape like a thin sinuous snake. On one side a steep rocky bluff, on the other a drop into the valley far below.
Toiling up this path at a charge were two heavy-set creatures steaming with exertion, yoked to a battered wooden carriage, illuminated by dimly flickering torches which guttered in the screaming wind. Two black feathered arrows were stuck in the wooden frame on the rear of the carriage, the wood splintered around them.


I love this book. The descriptions of creatures as if they were the norm to us is well done. I’ve been reading this every chance I get and based on what I have read so far, I have brought the second in the series. It is well worth the read if you like Fantasy fiction. At times it reminds me of Steven Erikson’s Malazan books.


2 thoughts on “First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (September 20th 2016)

    • It is, and it gets better from there. Don’t know if you have ever read a Malazan book (probably not because Fantasy isn’t your thing) but it it reminds me of that sometimes.

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