Friday, October 23, 2020

October 23rd's Book Beginnings and Friday 56

It's Friday, so that must mean it is time for Book Beginnings and Friday 56.

I'm taking a bit of a break from my usual cozy mysteries this week with some middle grade fantasy.  Specifically, The Timeless One, the fourth book in The Revenge of Magic series by James Riley.

It's a bit of a challenge with this book.  I don't want to spoil this book, obviously, but I have to pick things that won't spoil the earlier books in the series either.

Of course, I don't have much choice what I take from the beginning of the book:

Fort Fitzgerald had traveled to other dimensions, flown with dragons, and fought off ancient horrors.  He'd saved the city of London from a boy under the spell of Spirit magic; he'd held the sword of King Arthur - one of the Aurthurs, at least - and made deals with the queen of the faeries.

One thing he'd never done, though, was raise a pet.

And I found a good quote from page 56 as well:

He blinked.  "Um, thank you.  I...I actually really appreciate that."

"You can owe me," she said, and grinned far too evilly for Fort's liking.

I'll be reviewing this book on Sunday, so I hope you'll come back to see what I thought.  In the mean time, have a great weekend.


  1. I understand the dilemma of picking quotes from a book that's well into a series. I liked the ones you picked this week. They definitely got my interest!

  2. I know the author, but not the series! Lovely experts, good picks!

    Have a good weekend, here's my Weekend Book Friends #12

  3. You got me with dragons... happy weekend!

  4. I love it! The cover is awesome. I haven't read James Riley's books in a while but should maybe get to them.

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  5. This looks like it could be a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Based on the rest of that list, I bet the pet is pretty interesting! Sounds like an amusing series. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week :)

  7. This sounds good! I've stuck with cozies lately but could use something a little different.

  8. I love that opening. It sums up past events and offers a bit of humor, setting up what sounds like a fun read. I hope you have a great weekend!


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