Fantasy First-Liners #3: The Last Wish, Good Omens, & Markswoman

Today’s list o’ fantasy books is brought to you by my cousin! Continuing with the trend of celebrating his birthday thousands of miles away from him, I had him send me a list of books that he read relatively recently that have some of ambiguous first-liners this segment.

I will confess that I’m technically cheating in today’s post because one of these books are not owned by me or Sir Betrothed but is rather a library book. So, I suppose I technically “own” it for another two weeks. Ha… ha… ha…


Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

It was a nice day.
All the days had been nice. There had been rather more than seven of them so far, and rain hadn’t been invented yet.”

I have no fricking clue what this book is about based off the first lines. It definitely has something to do with Creation, maybe a spoof, but beyond that, I’ve got nothing.

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

She came to him toward morning.
“She entered very carefully, moving silently, floating through the chamber like a phantom; the only sound was that of her mantle brushing her naked skin.”

Geralt being who he is, I’m not surprised his introductory book begins with him getting laid. Also, this tells me that the women in these novels may not get the greatest treatment; i.e.: overtly sexualised.

Markswoman by Rati Mehrota

None may take a life but those who carry a Kalishium blade and are sworn to the Orders of Peace.”

This sounds like it will be a narrative about different clans, possibly opposing ones where the choice of right and wrong will involve breaking laws or loyalties to said clans. I also feel like it will be rather action-packed. I’m super excited for this one. Also, this title is the library book that I mentioned earlier.


Do any of these first lines sound interesting to you? Have you read these books?


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18 thoughts on “Fantasy First-Liners #3: The Last Wish, Good Omens, & Markswoman

  1. From my experience of playing the Witcher games the women in them are some of the best written female characters I ever encountered. Granted this is from my own perspective but I would still recommend them. The books I don’t know how they are but I will read them some day

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  2. Pingback: Weekend Reads #26: First Contact Sci-Fi & South Asian Fantasy | BiblioNyan

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