First Lines Fridays: If someone had…

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 matriarch of House Kore was running late for a dinner. In the normal course of things, she did not care for punctuality. Punctuality, with its unseemly whiff of eagerness, was for peasants. And she was neither a peasant nor eager to endure a meal with the mongrel heir of House Nyx.


by Roshani Chokshi
ASIN/ISBN: 9781250144546
Publication: January 15, 2019
Series: The Gilded Wolves #1

It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood.

Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history–but only if they can stay alive. (Goodreads)

I’ve heard so many good things about this trilogy. Hopefully I’ll be able to start it soon. The first few lines didn’t grab, but the entire prologue did. I’m excited! Is it on your TBR? Have you read it?

5 responses to “First Lines Fridays: If someone had…”

  1. This makes me want to know a lot more about the mongrel heir of House Nyx.


  2. Amani Salahudeen Avatar
    Amani Salahudeen

    I adore the gilded wolves!! Can’t wait to read about what you think of it ☺️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m a bit scared to read because people keep saying they got their hearts broke. 😬🤣

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Amani Salahudeen Avatar
        Amani Salahudeen

        Those are the best ones!!

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      2. They really are. 😁


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