Tuesday, September 19, 2017

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday: Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcet

First Chapter Tuesday is hosted every Tuesday by Diane over at Bibiophile by the Sea. This is meme in which bloggers share the first chapter of a book that they are currently reading or thinking about reading soon. Join the fun by making your own post and linking up over at Diane's blog, or simple check it out to find more new books to read!

I've had Even the Darkest Stars on my TBR for way too long now, so I am really hoping to get my hands on a copy and read it soon! All I'm hearing about this one are mountains, adventures, and an wonderfully unique premise. You can also find a synopsis over at Goodreads if this excerpt intrigues you! 

Even the Darkest Stars by  Heather Fawcett

Chapter One:

"I STRETCHED MY hands over the dragon eggs, focusing all my concentration on their indigo shells, and murmured the incantation. The air rippled and shimmered. 

I can do this. The thought was born of desperation rather than confidence. My fingers were frozen, my stomach growled, and my legs ached from hours sitting cross-legged. Behind me, the sheer slopes of Mount Azmiri, draped with cobweb clouds, rose to greet the gray sky. Beyond the narrow ledge I crouched on, the mountainside fell away as if hewn by an ax. The forest far below was hidden under waves of mist, with only a few treetops floating above the surface like skeletal ships. The wind stirred my hair and slid its long fingers down the collar of my chuba. I shivered. The faint light gathering over the eggs flickered and died." 

What do you think? Would you keep reading this? (And feel free to join in and make your own post!) 
If you're enticed by this chapter, be sure to check out the full synopsis on Goodreads!

*Excerpt taken from the novel itself; I do not claim to own any part of the excerpt.


  1. Thanks for sharing the excerpt! I've heard so many great things about this book.

    Great post,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  2. Such an atmospheric teaser. It definitely makes me want to read more. Thanks for sharing :)