A bunch of us readers are sharing the first lines of a book and we all link up at the Linky at Rose City Reader, take a trip over there to see the beginnings of other books. Everyone is welcome to join us.
This week I’m presenting another favorite book, The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones. I adore everything by Diana Wynne Jones, this one included. Tourists from our world on a tour in fantasyland, with a great cast from both worlds. What’s not to love?
“Will you all be quiet!” hissed High Chancellor Querida. She pouched up her eyes and glared round the table.
“I was only trying to say-” a king, an emperor and several wizards began.
“At once,” said Querida, “or the next person to speak spends the rest of his life as a snake!”