This week my choice for a great first line is from The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu.
When I was eight, my mother lost me to zombies in a one card draw.
The Iron Hunt is the first book in Marjorie’s Hunter Kiss series and introduces us to Maxine Kiss and her very unusual family.
The boundlessness of Liu’s imagination never ceases to amaze; her ability to translate that imagination into a lyrical work of art never ceases to impress. (Starred review)
Marjorie has lived in many regions of the US and Asia and, as a long time reader of her blog I was happy to discover she said her formative years were spent here in the Seattle area. This post about her love of libraries was particularly fun for me to read as she mentions one of her favorite libraries is a branch of my local Library system.
Does this first line convince you to pick up The Iron Hunt? Are you a Dirk and Steele fan or do you follow one of her Comics with Marvel? Let me know what you think!