This is a weekly tag meme, that is done every Friday, hosted on Fredas Voice blog. This is a really fun and interesting way to discover more of the stories of the unread books on my shelves and TBR list, or to share some of my favourite books with everyone.
Now For The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence. (or a few, just try not to spoil it)
*Now post it.
*Make sure to include the tag #Friday56
*It couldn’t be simpler.
Red Queen (The Chronicles of Alice, #2) – Christina Henry
“”It’s magic,” Alice said, and as she said this she could smell the enchantment on the air, and see the faint shimmer of mist around the village.
Hatcher washed his faced and drank from the river before filling a skin with water. He twisted around to stare at the buildings as he did so. “It’s not real?”
Alice shook her head. “It’s real. But it was put there by magic, not by human hands.”
She could hardly credit her stupidity, although if she were fair to herself she would remember that when they arrived they were parched, exhausted and half-starved. Alice supposed under those circumstances she might be forgiven for not recognizing the enchantment.
Still, they would need to be more watchful in the future. There was much more magic out here than inside the walls of the City. Magicians had been driven from the City, and that meant the wide world held even more peril for Alice and Hatcher. “
“The land outside of the Old City was supposed to be green, lush, hopeful. A place where Alice could finally rest, no longer the plaything of the Rabbit, the pawn of Cheshire, or the prey of the Jabberwocky. But the verdant fields are nothing but ash – and hope is nowhere to be found.
Still, Alice and Hatcher are on a mission to find his daughter, a quest they will not forsake even as it takes them deep into the clutches of the mad White Queen and her goblin or into the realm of the twisted and the cruel Black King.
The pieces are set and the game has begun. Each move brings Alice closer to her destiny. But, to win, she will need to harness her newfound abilities and ally herself with someone even more powerful – the mysterious and vengeful Red Queen. . .”