Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sentence Sneak Peek - Stone Rider

Stone Rider by David Hofmeyr
The first sentence from each chapter of Stone Rider, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.
* Provided by the publisher for review
* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)

“Here for blood.”

“Adam Stone empties the bucket of rotting vegetables into the trough and then he stands back to watch.”

“How long can someone hold their breath?”

“There’s no escape.”

“On the western shore of the lake, the water is dark and deep.”

“It’s cold on the starting line.”

“Steep cliffs rise behind the farmhouse, maroon against the dark sky.”

“He glides through a desert, infinite in all directions.”

“Adam feels his legs carry him to the porch.”

“He rides wild and fast.”

“Will it hurt?”


“Drums throb and the morning sun slants down on the grim procession.”

“The pistol report is loud as a clap of thunder.”

“He knows he should take it slow at first, conserve his energy, save his strength for the end.”


“The first thing he hears is the snapping of a fire.”

“They sleep on their rolled-out mats, taking turns to stoke the fire.”

“The two Riders on their metal horses tremble in the heat.”

“Sadie Blood?”

“He wakes with a start.”

“The desert bakes.”

“He sits bolt upright.”

“Adam looks at the medicine woman.

“They are back on the road, taking a track worn smooth by the Nakoda.”

“This camp is different from the first one.”

“Sadie grips Adam’s elbow, digs her fingers into him.”

“He sails high above the desert, looking down at the corrugated sand, the rock sentinels, boulders riven with deep cracks, ragged and crumbling mountains.”

“Adam lies on his back.”

“The bad weather keeps Riders another day in the muddied camp, holed up in their drenched tents, waiting and watching.”

“Kane’s Drifter.”

“He rides into the night, watched by a gathering of indifferent airships.”


“Adam looks at Red, to the left of Levi.”

“Levi’s expression doesn’t change, but a flush comes to his cheeks.”

“Adam worries a stone in his pocket with his right hand, looking at Levi, thinking about Kane’s words.”

“They blaze west across a blighted earth.”

“Adam and Sadie arrive at a ruined shell of a home.”

No comments:

Post a Comment

Hi, let me know what you think. Hope you enjoy the blog, I love reading each and every comment. :)