Book Beginnings Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader. Join us every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.
It's been a busy week, so the fact that I actually finished one book and am able to start on this one is truly a blessing. I also haven't been able to do as much blogging as I would like or create more of my own content, but I'm happy to join in with these many wonderful book blog memes! Today's book beginning comes from Margaret George's upcoming release, The Confessions of Young Nero. I've always found George's writing to be quite lovely and I have enjoyed her previous takes on historical figures, such as in Helen of Troy. I just started the ARC copy that I have been holding on to for what seems like ages, so I'm excited to begin! Let me know what you think of this beginning in the comments below!
"This is not the first time I have been imprisoned. So I am hopeful that this is a sham and that the new emperor, Galba, will soon need my unique services and quietly send for me and once again I shall be treading the palace halls. I feel at home there, and why shouldn't I? I have provided my timely services for those in power for many years.
By trade I am a poisoner. There, why not say it? And not any old poisoner, but the acknowledged expert and leader in my profession. So many others want to be another Lcusta, another me. So I founded an academy to pass on my knowledge and train the next generation, for Rome will always be in need of poisoners."
What do you think? Would you keep reading? (And feel free to join in and make your own post!)