First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at Bibliophile by the Sea. Here’s the opening from Lamentation by C.J. Sansom:
I did not want to attend the burning. I have never liked even such things as the bearbaiting, and this was to be the burning alive at the stake of four living people, one a woman, for denying that the body and blood of Christ were present in the Host at Mass. Such was the pitch we had come to in England during the great heresy hunt of 1546.
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! So, from the same novel:
Barak grunted, then looked at me seriously. ‘What was it like? The burning?’
‘Horrible beyond description. But everyone played their part,’ I added bitterly. ‘The crowd, the city officials and Privy Councillors sitting on their stage.’ p.20
Would you keep reading? I’m quite excited about the prospect of getting to this book soon. Like many others, I have a fascination for anything about British kings and queens ever since studying Shakespeare’s plays of the Henrys and the Richards, Hamlet, Macbeth (obviously not British monarchs, those last two), and King John way back in high school. In later years, many TV programmes and book series have added to the immense attraction and I’ve heard wonderful things about Sansom’s series. Have you read any of his books in this series or his other works? Leave a comment and a link to your First Chapter, First Paragraph and Teaser Tuesday page.