Thursday, February 4, 2016

Sentence Sneak Peek - Golden Son

Golden Son by Pierce Brown

The first sentence from each chapter of Golden Son, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)
“My silence thunders.”

“On the tactical readout, the six nimble destroyers move around my remaining man-of-war.”

“Eight hundred and thirty-three men and women.”

“I stand before my master, but he does not care.”

“I will soon die.

“We land near the Citadel.”

“On Luna, there is no dark.”

“I go cold inside.”

“The energy blossoms outward from the Stained liquid to the eye, evaporating his body and spreading over the floor like spilled mercury before darkening, slipping back to the origin, sucking men and chairs and bottles toward it like a black hole before detonating with a deep, nightmare roar.”

“I break.”

“Tonight, I kill two thousand of humanity’s great.”

“I stalk back into the gala.”

“We flee the top of the spire.”

““Once upon a time, there was a family of strong wills,” she says, voice slow and measured as a pendulum.”

“It takes everything I am not to flee.”

“Fitchner’s razor buzzes, and he chops away the tail faster than a bee beats its wings.”

“The Obsidians escort me to new quarters, Fitchner trailing along behind, pacing jovially on the marble floors.”

“Father once told me that a Helldiver can never stop.”

“They know I am rash.”

“I should have known what Tactus would do.”

“I explode through the bridge like a ball of lead shot into a store of china and glass.”

“My body trembles in the aftermath of the giant’s departure.”

“I find him in a communal washroom.”

“I slide across from her.”

““We are undone, that is what the ArchGovernor of Callisto has said.”

“Pliny glances worriedly at Augustus.”

“The Telemanuses wait for me in the hall.”

“You come to me at the head of a storm,” my friend says, gray beard blowing sideways in the wind as he looks at the waves far beneath.”

“I prepared the trap before I even left the fleet.”

“How long till we reach the rendezvous?”

Father is captured,” she says to me as she storms down the ramp from her smoking ship.”

“Mustang insisted on seeing Tactus before the meeting.”

“I sleep with a dream of the past.”

Lorn’s scouts capture the camel vessel as it brings foodstuffs to Pliny’s fleet gathered around Hildas Station, a star-shaped hub of trade and communications on the fringes of the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.”

Our disguise in the camel ship holds as we approach the fleet around Hildas Station, aiming for what was once Augustus’s flagship, now Pliny’s.”

““Power is the crown that eats the head,” the Jackal said to me as we planned the invasion.”

“The forward hangar bay is massive.”

“All I see is metal.”

“He doesn’t ask how I knew.”

“The EMP detonates.”

“There’s no time to mourn.”

“Six Praetorians in full armor watch me.”

“I wake to the smells of the sea.”

“I walk slowly down the stone hall with Mustang.”

“My ship lands in the early morning snowfall of Attica, a southern mountain city set on seven peaks.”

“I hug Dancer so hard his back cracks.”

“The Pot is a piece of shit— a three-hundred-meter-deep nest of metal and concrete humid with the stink of swill and cleaning agent.”

“MineMagistrate Timony cu Podginus waits for me flanked with a coterie of Gray mine guards, now wearing their best and brightest uniforms.”

“I’ve never felt fear like this.”

“Mustang is gone.”

“Today is my Triumph.”

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