First Lines Friday – 25th June 2021

First Lines Friday

It’s Friday!!!! That means it’s time for my first “First Lines Fridays”!!!

For those of you who are new to to this, First Lines Fridays is a weekly meme, that I first saw on Jill’s Book Blog and which is originally hosted by Wondering Words.

Rules:

  1. Choose a book from your shelves/current read
  2. Open the book to the first page
  3. Copy the first line on the page, making sure you don’t give away the book title
  4. Reveal the book.

FIRST LINES:

ZEUS sits on this throne. He rules the sky and the world. His sister-wife HERA  rules him. Duties and domains in the mortal sphere are parcelled out to his family, the other ten Olympian gods.

Do you recognise which book these lines come from?

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This weeks book is…

Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

There are Heroes – and then there are Greek Heroes. Stephen Fry’s glorious retelling of their fascinating stories makes this the perfect read for young and old alike.

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Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes.

In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales.

Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta – who was raised by bears – outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera.

Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of – at our worst and our very best.

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If you like the sound of Heroes, you’ll love Mythos – Fry’s first foray into the enthralling world of Greek mythology. ”

You can read my review here

Have you read this book? How did you find it? Let me know down below.

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