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 my eye on this book since before I featured it for a Waiting on Wednesday post back in March, so I was beyond thrilled when I opened up a package the other day and this book was staring back at me! I'm already around almost 200 pages in and I'm loving it so far. Be sure to check out the excerpt and let me know what you think. :)
A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne
This excerpt can be found at Penguin Random House.
The Bard Begins
"When we encounter a voice that moves us on an emotional level, by turns wringing tears from our eyes and plucking laughs from our bellies, there is an ineffable quality to its power: all we know is that we like listening to it and want to hear more. But when we encounter voices we find loathsome, we usually can pinpoint why without difficulty: too nasal, too whiny, too steeped in anger or sodden with melancholy.
The bard's voice the ineffable sort."
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.