First Chapter First Paragraph: The Keeper of the Mist


Hi Everyone,

First Chapter First Paragraph Intros is a weekly link-up is hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. If you would like to join, just share the first paragraph or a few paragraphs from the first chapter of the book that you’re currently reading or that you’re planning on reading. Today’s pick is Heir to the Sky by Amanda Sun.


First Paragraph of Chapter 1:

‘They say Lord Dorric is dying,’ Tassel told Keri, swinging without ceremony into the bakery kitchen. She let the door slam shut behind her. It banged hard because its frame had warped in the wet spring weather, an event as predictable as the blooming of crocuses and daffodils. The bell chimed, once and again and a third time, as the door bounced against the frame. The chime was a bright, cheerful sound, meant to turn away ill wishes and evil sorcery while allowing good luck to enter along with any visitor. But this spring, the sound only reminded Keri that she needed to hire someone to fix the warped frame.

Summary from Amazon:

Keri has been struggling to run her family bakery since her mother passed away. Now the father she barely knew—the Lord of Nimmira—has died, and ancient magic has decreed that she will take his place as the new Lady. The position has never been so dangerous: the mists that hide Nimmira from its vicious, land-hungry neighbors have failed, and Keri’s people are visible to strangers for the first time since the mists were put in place generations ago.

At the same time, three half-brothers will their own eyes on the crown make life within the House just as dangerous as the world outside. But Keri has three people to guide her: her mysterious Timekeeper, clever Bookkeeper, and steadfast Doorkeeper. Together they must find a way to repair the boundary before her neighbors realize just how vulnerable Nimmira is.

What does everyone think? Would you keep reading this book?