Friday, February 10, 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday, February 10, 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Katy from A Few More Pages. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

I am reading Seeds of Earth by Michael 
Cobley.  The book has a 2009 copyright but has not been released in the US.  I read about it on another blog where they were lamenting the fact that it and the other two books in the series were still not available in the US.  I ordered it used on Amazon from a seller in the UK.  I expected to wait several weeks for it to come but it arrived in one week.  This is Science Fiction Space Opera and I will write a review when I finish the book.

"Dusk was creeping in over the sea from the east as Greg Cameron walked Chel down to the zep station.  The great mass of Giant's Shoulder loomed on the right side of the path, its shadowy darkness speckled with the tiny blue glows of ineka beetles, while a fenced-off sheer drop fell away to the left.  The sky was cloudless, laying bare the starmist which swirled for ever through the upper atmosphere of Darien.  Tonight it was a soft purple tinged with threads of roseate, a restful, slow-shifting ghost sky."


  1. Hi Jo,

    Whilst this probably wouldn't be a book that I would particularly enjoy, I always enjoy reading paragraphs from the book, just to guage the author's style of writing. I thought that your opening lines were particularly descriptive and quite alluring and the link to the full synopsis very informative, so thanks for an interesting few minutes browsing.

    Have a good weekend


  2. Great descriptions! Sometimes I forget about Amazon UK or even Canada. I've bought books and movies from those sites, but it's been awhile.


  3. That is a very good beginning. I really like space opera, so I have to remember to put this on my wish list :-)

  4. I've never heard of a "space opera" genre, so now I have to go do some google research . . .

  5. I don't read books from this genre, but I'm glad that you were able to get this one. Enjoy!


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