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Friday, August 29, 2014

The Friday 56 #39 Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice. If you'd like to join in the fun go to The Friday 56.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.

I'm in between books right now but I just finished reading an urban fantasy anthology, "Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson", by Patricia Briggs. The quote is from page 56 in the print book, from the story "Silver".

It didn't take long for me to ready myself to go. I did not need a pack, just boots and a good woolen cloak. I should have changed forms because the wolf would have made the journey quicker. But I had only just regained my humanity and was loath to lose it. I stepped outside to put on my boots so the dirt on the soles wouldn't drop on the floor. The door opened again behind me.


  1. Ooh, this one sounds mysterious and intense. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. This isn't a book I'm likely to read, but I love the cover!
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  3. "But I had only regained my humanity and was loath to lose it." Wow, powerful line.

  4. What a gorgeous cover! Gosh is she preparing for a ceremony or battle? I'm definitely curious; thanks for sharing!

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  5. That's some spectacular cover art. I'm curious about this character. She's just found her human form. Wonder what's she's been doing all that time and where she's headed. Plus, who followed her outside. Good choice.
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  6. Wolves? Sounds like my kind of book!
    Happy weekend!

  7. This is an author I've heard alot about and want to try sometime.

  8. I've heard great things about Briggs. She's been on my authors to try list for ages. I love the excerpt!


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