Friday, November 8, 2019

November 8th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

It's Friday!  Must be time for Book Beginning and Friday 56.

This week, I'm taking a break from cozy mysteries and featuring a middle grade fantasy book.  Specifically, The Last Dragon, the second book in James Riley's The Revenge of Magic series.

We jump right in with this:

"President Forsythe Fitzgerald," Fort's father said, pointing at the spots where each word would go above the giant statue of a seated Abraham Lincoln.
This should have been a happy moment, seeing his dad again, but knowing what was coming, all Fort could feel was horror.

I mentioned this was the second book in the series, right?  Even though it's been six months since I read the first, I still remembered the opening enough to know this opening scene was going to pack a punch.  And it did.

Jumping ahead to page 56:

Sierra narrowed her eyes.  "Why are you avoiding my question?  You can't fool a telepath, Fort.  Why don't you want them along?"
He growled to himself, then sat up and glared at her.  "Because Cyrus told me if I brought anyone else with me, I'd lose one of them forever.  Okay?"

I've read the book, and I still think these are both good teasers.  What do you think?

Current goal for this review is November 17th.  Hope you'll come back and check it out.


  1. I like these quotes. The Last Dragon looks intriguing.

  2. Excuse me, is that a dragon I see? *hurls this on my TBR* You had me at dragon. Oh man, talk about stakes with that page 56 snippet! I'll have to check this series out. :3

  3. Lose one of them forever?! You have my attention!! Happy weekend!