Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book she decided to read based on the opening paragraph(s). Feel free to grab the banner and play along.
In A Treacherous Court by Michelle Diener
“I am the Keeper of Paradise, Purgatory, and Hell.” John Parker spoke through gritted teeth.
The shipping clerk who’d questioned his right to be on the quay backed away, stammering, and Parker got a grip on his annoyance. He wasn’t used to being challenged these days. He’d forgotten it brought out his temper.
His anger would have been hotter had the clerk let him through unquestioned, though. The King’s goods needed ample protection.
The clerk sidled off and disappeared into the thick mist.
Would you continue reading?
I am once again feeding my Tudor addiction and I cannot wait to see what Parker gets up to in this novel!
Until We Meet Again,
Best Wishes & Happy Reading,