January 8, 2016

The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings #2

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader.  Visit their links to learn more.
Title:  Prince of Darkness
Author:  Sharon Kay Penman
The Beginning:  They came together on a damp December evening in a pirate's den.  That was how she would one day describe this night to her son.

The Friday 56: (from page 56)  Bennet was as tall and thin and supple as a mountain ash; he had the gaunt, lean look of a man who'd often gone to bed hungry.  That had indeed been true in his hardscrabble youth, for he and his older sister, Molly, had been accursed with a downtrodden drudge of a mother who'd sadly vanished from their lives, and a mean drunkard of a father who'd sadly stayed.

Comment:  This author is one of the best at historical fiction.  This story has captivated me.


  1. Good opening, and I really like the 56 excerpt. Bennet sounds like a character with an interesting back story.
    My Friday post features THE TIME IN BETWEEN.

  2. Hi,
    Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!

  3. Sounds interesting. Thanks for stopping by my post.

  4. Sounds very good, indeed! Happy weekend!


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