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Johanna could feel it. The fear, the haste, the pebbles sliding under her feet, the hiss of the arrows as they sliced through the air.
Chapter 1, The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace
This is honestly one of the best book beginnings I’ve read in a while. There are no fancy words or sentences there. It’s just two sentences, phrased simply, but the imagery in them draws the scene in your mind really quickly. You feel the fear, and the haste, and the pebbles under your feet. Your hear the whistle of the arrows over your head. And it’s brilliant. Effing brilliant. What more could you ask for from a fantasy book?