Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.
Here there be dragons . . . and the denizens of Ankh-Morpork wish one huge firebreather would return from whence it came. Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco nobilis ("noble dragon" for those who don't understand italics) has appeared in Discworld's greatest city. Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path, in rather short order it is crowned King (it is a noble dragon, after all . . .).
Meanwhile, back at Unseen University, an ancient and long-forgotten volume--The Summoning of Dragons--is missing from the Library's shelves. To the rescue come Captain Vimes, Constable Carrot, and the rest of the Night Watch who, along with other brave citizens, risk everything, including a good roasting, to dethrone the flying monarch and restore order to Ankh-Morpork (before it's burned to a crisp). A rare tale, well done as only Terry Pratchett can.
I'm finally getting through the Discworld books and I'm so sad I hadn't read them earlier! They're hilarious and bizarre and wonderful. And they're a very unique fantasy series. I'm not far into this book, but I'm really enjoying it so far and I'm excited to read more about the City Watch.
Book Beginnings: This is where the dragons went. They lie..... Not dead, not asleep. Not waiting, because waiting implies expectation. Possibly the word we;re looking for here is......dormant.
Friday 56: "Can't remember now," said Carrot. "My mother said it was too good for them, anyway. Stealing is Wrong."
Have you read the Discworld series? What are you reading this week? What's your favorite dragon book?