First Line Friday | Caverns of the Deep by Jeanette O’Hagan

Today I’m joining in the fun by sharing a book for First Line Friday. The deal is we pick up the nearest book (or in my case, the nearest device with an ebook in it) and quote the first line.

I’m sharing the first line from Caverns of the Deep by my Aussie author friend Jeanette O’Hagan:

Zara walked towards the tall ebony gate, the first of seven leading outside.

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Caverns of the Deep is a June 2019 new release. Here’s the book description:

Gates, locked and warded, stand between life and starvation.

As belts are tightened notch by notch, Watcher Retza and Lady Zara seek to find the seal and open the Gate.

Meanwhile, Delvina, shapeshifter Zadeki and Danel race to return to the Caverns in time to help their friends.

Danger and betrayal stalk the tunnels and shadows grow darker in the deep caverns beneath the mountain. Will Zadeki, Zara and the twins (Retza and Delvina) find a way to save the Glittering Realms and secure a better future?

Set in the world of Nardva, Caverns of the Deep is the fifth and final book in the Under the Mountain series.

Jeanette also has a book giveaway at the International Christian Fiction Writers blog.

Click the image below to check out the opening lines posted today by the #FirstLineFriday bloggers. Share the opening line from a book in the comments. Happy Reading!

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  1. Welcome to First Line Friday! I’m wondering why Zara chose *that* gate, not one of the other six …

    Today I’m sharing from Entanglements by Rachel McMillan on my blog, one of the novellas in Finding Ever After. Here’s the first line from the next story in the collection, Twice Upon a Time by Ashley Clark:

    “Under no circumstances would she fall for him again.”

  2. Thanks for sharing this book!

    I shared from Amanda Barratt’s My Dearest Dietrich on my blog. Here is the first line from Outbreak by Davis Bunn — “Avery Madison was awakened at eleven minutes past midnight by a most unexpected call.”

    1. Hi Beckie, Davis Bunn is my father’s favourite author, and I bought him a print copy of Outbreak for his birthday. You’ve reminded me that I’ll need to borrow the book from my dad, lol. 🙂

  3. Welcome to First Line Fridays!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from The Express Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse but I’m just getting into Yours Truly, Thomas by Rachel Fordham so I’ll share the first line from that book here: “After letting an involuntary squeal escape, Penny pulled the yellow papers closer and pressed her lips to them.” Hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of reading time!

  4. Happy Friday!

    I’m currently reading The Golden Bride by Kimberly Woodhouse. I’m just beginning chapter 3, so I will share the first line from there.

    “Buttercup and Julius plodded along ever so slowly as if the past days’ circumstances were thick mud around their hooves, weighing them down.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend! ?❤?

  5. Like Nicole:

    My first line is from The Golden Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse:

    No matter how much he thought he deserved to be one, Olivia Brighton’s husband of six weeks was not a king.

  6. Yay! Welcome to First Line Friday! Happy Friday and Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Until Then (Women of the Heartland Book 5)” by Gail Kittleson:

    “Sent Jerry packin’, didn’t we?”

  7. Happy Friday, Narelle! I’m sharing from All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner today. Here is the first line of the prologue:

    “Summer 1955
    We sat at the end of the dock, my father and me.”

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