Tuesday, August 7, 2018

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday: Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell

First Chapter Tuesday is hosted every Tuesday by Vicki @ I'd Rather Be at the Beach. 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 Vicki's blog, or simply check it out to find more new books to read!

Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell

Spellslinger (Spellslinger #1)


"The old spellmasters like to say that magic has a taste. Ember spells are like a spice burning the tip of your tongue. Breath magic is subtle, almost cool, the sensation of holding a mint leaf between your lips. Sand, silk, blood, iron ... they each have their flavour. A true adept – the kind of mage who can cast spells even outside an oasis – knows them all. 

Me? I had no idea what the high magics tasted like, which was why I was in so much trouble. 

Tennat waited for me in the distance, standing inside the seven marble columns that ringed the town oasis. The sun at his back sent his shadow stretching all the way down the road towards me. He'd probably picked his spot precisely for that effect. It worked too, because my mouth was now as dry as the sand beneath my feet, and the only thing I could taste was panic."

I have so many books I need/want to read coming up that I thought I'd just share one of my potential options. I've heard some really great things about Spellslinger, and it sounds like it's just a fun, adventurous fantasy. That really sounds like something I could use, so I'm excited to hopefully pick this one up soon. I am also a huge fan of both covers, so I just had to feature both. 

Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

What do you think? Would you keep reading these books? (And feel free to join in and make your own post!) 

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


  1. Sounds tempting! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy. Here's mine: “WHISTLE IN THE DARK”

  2. Not my usual read but I like the intro so I'd keep reading.

  3. It sounds really interesting. I will come back when you are able to review the book and see your thoughts on it.

    Here is mine: https://woabookreviews.wordpress.com/2018/08/07/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday-week-2/

  4. New to me titles; enjoy! I'm not sure this would be for me.

  5. They are nice covers! And yeah magic sounds kinda unique in this one, I would definitely read more.

  6. I absolutely loved this book, I highly recommend it! I have the second book waiting to be read, soon I hope:-)