Friday Firsts: Godblind by Anna Stephens

Friday Firsts

Friday Firsts is a new meme that runs every Friday over on Tenacious Reader. The idea is to feature the first few sentences/paragraph of your current book and try and outline your first impressions as a result. This is a quick and easy way to share a snippet of information about your current read and to perhaps tempt others.  Stop on by and link up with Tenacious Reader.


This Friday I’m reading:
Godblind by Anna Stephens.
Kindle Edition (via Netgalley)
Pages: 497
Published: June 15th, 2017 by Harper Voyager



Friday Firsts: Godblind by Anna Stephens




Eleventh Moon, year 994 since the exile of the Red Gods
Cave-temple, Eagle Height, Gilgoras Mountains

Rillirin stood at the back with the other slaves; all huddled in a tight knot like a withered fist. Word had been sent days before, summoning all the Mireces’ war chiefs from the villages along the sky path, drawing them to the capital to hear the Red Gods’ Blessed One. Whatever They had told her, it was important enough to bring the war chiefs to Eagle Height as winter set in.

Rillirin glanced towards the Blessed One with an involuntary curl of the lip, and then lowered her head fast. The high priestess of the Dark Lady and Gosfath, God of Blood, spiritual leader of the Mireces, was a remote figure, lit and then hidden by guttural torches, her blue robe dark as smoke in the gloom, face as closed and beautiful as Mount Gil, rearing harsh and impossible above Eagle Height.


My first impressions

I am probably the last one in the entire blogosphere to pick up this book so excuse my naivety. 🙂

I like the building mythology right from the beginning blended into the action. The opening sucked me right into the story.

The mention of slaves suggests an antagonism between the slaves and the so-called Gods right away.

The tone is dark. I am looking forward to that growth into grimdark (no, promise, I am not a psycho) as promised by my esteemed fellow reviewers.

The first two paragraphs are enough to hook me into the book, and I think if nothing else, I have a spectacular journey ahead.

Too early to say if I will love the book but the hype has seeped into me, and I can’t wait to reach the end.


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So what say you?