This week (in honor of her brother-in-law turning 50), Deb at Booking Through Thursday asks us to:
“… please pick up your nearest book or whatever book you’re currently reading, and turn to page 50 and then share the first 50 words [or so].”
The book I’m reading at the moment is Memories of the Curlew by Helen Spring. I probably haven’t got as far as page 50 yet (I’m reading it on my Kindle, no page numbers, and I’m not wasting energy on maths!) but here’s a teaser from a page recently read, anyway:
Meilyr closed his eyes and tried to conjure the image again, letting his mind sink deep into his dream, when the gentle form of the sweet babe asleep in her crib had dissolved into the scampering child, with thick blonde curling hair and clear blue eyes, who brandished her wooden sword like a boy and climbed recklessly up the mountainside.
(That’s 60 words but I did not want to break off mid-sentence.)
I think it was Scriptor Senex who recommended this historical novel, some months ago. It’s based on the life of Princess Gwenllian, known as the 'Welsh Warrior Princess.' Daughter to the king of Gwynnedd, born in 1096, 30 years after the Norman invasion, she was predicted by the bard Meilyr to become a great leader.
I’ve hardly even got to the prediction yet but am looking forward to learning more :)