I was tagged by Rachel writes for kids for a book meme. Here are the rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people and post a comment to Rachel once you've posted your 3 sentences.
Alrighty! The book closest to hand is a dog-eared YA, Slaves of the Mastery by William Nicholson. Here's the back jacket blurb:
When the ruthless soldiers of the Mastery strike, the city is burned and the Manath people are taken into slavery. Kestrel Hath is left behind, separated from her beloved brother Bowman and vowing revenge.
Now Kestrel must find Bowman again, and Bowman must learn the secrets of the Singer People. Only then will they break the power of the Mastery.
The 6th, 7th and 8th (ish) sentences are:
Mumpo told the clerk he wanted to be a manac. Pinto heard this with horror.
"No Mumpo! You can't! You'll be killed!"
(Okay, so it's a bit longer than 3 sentences, but hey, it's dialogue.) Slaves of the Mastery is one of the few books where the sequel (in this writer's opinion) is even better than the first book. If you're looking for a story with a young fiery girl heroine, this is your book. This gets 5 wows out of 5 from me.
Say it with me, people: wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW!
I formally tag:
Ignore, and not only will the internet chain letter zombies find you and gnaw on your brains, they'll force you to buy a Mexican timeshare. *shivers*