Friday Book Beginnings

 Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays. If you want to participate, visit her site here to see how it's done. She asks that we "share the opening sentence (or so) of the book you are reading this week, or just a book that caught your fancy and you want to highlight.” 

My current read is The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner. It begins like this...

" Once the whole of the island of Castellamare was plagued by a curse of weeping. It came from the cave by the sea, and because the islanders had built their houses from that rock, which had been the liquid fire of the volcano itself, very soon the weeping rang in all the walls of the buildings, it resounded along the streets, and even the arched entrance of the town wailed at night like an abandoned bride."

It sounds creepier than it is. This is the first line of the prologue and isn't the main story line, just a bit of background that comes up now and then. 

Be sure to visit Rose City Reader to check out some of the other Book Beginnings.


Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I think we just lived through a curse of weeping, too, don't you?

Literary Feline said...

This does sound good. I went and read the synopsis after reading the opening you shared. Thank you for sharing! Have a great weekend!

Ordinary Reader said...

Thanks for dropping by Anne and Literary Feline!

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