First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Wandering Words. The meme is based on the idea that instead of judging a book by its cover, author, prestige, we judge it instead by its opening line(s). You can check out my review of the book here!
Leon hated Vahrian airships, but since unloading them put beers on his table, he faked a smile as he picked up the crate.
“Good evening, Captain”, he said.
I hope you fall in the sea and drown, he thought.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Across the Broken Stars
Author: Jed Herne
Leon has a secret. He was once an angel – a winged warrior sworn to protect Paya, a realm where people live on discs that float in space.
Now Leon’s a broken man, trying to forget the past. He thinks he’s the last angel. But then a young fugitive stumbles onto Leon’s doorstep. She’s an angel, too. And she has a riddle leading to a place where angels still live. Or so the stories claim …
Desperate for redemption, Leon begins a perilous quest through myth and folklore. But will Leon and the fugitive find their legendary destination? Or will Leon lose his last chance for salvation?
Brutal and gripping, this is a story about a flawed man’s search for forgiveness.