Feature Friday

The Beginnings of Beneath the Haunting Sea

Every Friday Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings. The goals of this meme is to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading. I think this is a great way to introduce a new book to our blog readers. This week I Will be doing my current read, Beneath the Haunted Sea by Joanna Ruth Meyer.

Beneath the Huanted Sea Can’t you hear it, Talia?
Can’t you hear the waves singing?

Sixteen-year-old Talia was born to a life of certainty and luxury, destined to become Empress of half the world. But when an ambitious rival seizes power, she and her mother are banished to a nowhere province on the far edge of the Northern Sea. It is here, in the drafty halls of the Ruen-Dahr, that Talia discovers family secrets, a melancholy boy with a troubling vision of her future, and a relic that holds the power of an ancient Star. On these shores, the eerie melody of the sea is stronger than ever, revealing long-forgotten tales of the Goddess Rahn. The more dark truths that Talia unravels about the gods’ history–and her own–the more the waves call to her, and it may be her destiny to answer.

Talia thundered across the plain, her head bent low over her mount’s neck, the world a blur of dust and wind and exhilarating speed. Beneath the Haunting Sea

I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.


  • Kathy Martin

    Sounds like an intriguing fantasy. This week I have the latest in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes historical mystery series – Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King. Happy reading!

    • Books In Bloom

      ohh Island of the Mad. I havent read it but i hear great things about that series! Have a great weekend!

    • Books In Bloom

      Its really good! I read for about two hours last night…something pretty shocking happens in the first 75 pages…im still in shock. :O Def a great read for summer!

  • Yvonne@FictionBooks

    Thank you for making your first visit to Fiction Books this week, I love ‘meeting’ new people.

    Whilst it may appear at first glance that our favourite reading genres don’t really have too much in common, I still enjoy checking out what everyone else is reading – and who knows! I may well be tempted to venture out of my comfort zone, by that one amazing book someone else is sharing!

    Despite not being a swimmer and a little afraid of the water, I love to sit and watch and listen to waves breaking on the shore, and perhaps the waves really do sing.

    Love the cover art and I hope that you enjoy the rest of the book 🙂

    Yvonne xx

    • Books In Bloom

      I don’t actually like to swim either or tan, but i like to sit in the shade and watch the waves. 😀 I do really like boats though! Thank you for coming by.

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