A Few More Pages blog hosts the meme Book Beginnings: How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you’re reading. Then, if you would like, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence.

I’m currently reading Elizabeth Bear’s All the Windwracked Stars:

On the Last Day:

He was born white before she burned him.
But that wasn’t what happened first. Not in the beginning.
In the
beginning was the end of the world.

Cryptic and poetic. A story that starts with the end of the world? Or perhaps the end of a world? It feels epic and because I knew that the setting centers on Norse mythology, that feels fitting. Yup, those lines hooked me.