Book Beginnings at Rose City Reader

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

“Asher loved her, but she was not his to love. They were both half-bloods.”
Exile by Rowena Cory Daniells

This sounds like a romance book but it’s not. It’s epic fantasy set in a secondary world. It’s the second book in the series but these characters are new. Daniells has romance as one element in her books so these are most likely a set of desperate lovers who are going to give problems to the primary characters. And nothing is guaranteed for secondary characters so my instinct is not to get too attached.