09/15/23 FLF – In Love With A God Of The Sea

by Samy
Published: Last Updated on 5 minutes read

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page.
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give away anything else about the book – you need to hook the reader first.
  • Finally… reveal the book!
First Lines Fridays hosted by Wandering Words
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Hey there, you all! How’s your Friday going so far?
I hope your week is going well so far! The weekend’s ahead, and I’m excited for my next read!
Let me know in the comments if you guessed it right! And here we go!

cloud with moon and stars
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The god’s name was Osidisen, and her parents named Kissen and her brothers in honour of his attention: Tidean, ‘on the tide’; Lunsen, ‘moon on water’; Mellsenro, ‘the rolling rocks’. And, finally, Kissenna, ‘born on the love of the sea’. Osidisen filled their nets with fish, taught them when to ride a storm and when to hide, and brought them safe home with their catch each day. Kissen and her family grew up in the sea’s favour.”

cute lil dragon
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In Love With A God Of The Sea – Godkiller by Hannah Kaner

You are not welcome here, godkiller 

Kissen’s family were killed by zealots of a fire god. Now, she makes a living killing gods, and enjoys it. That is until she finds a god she cannot kill: Skedi, a god of white lies, has somehow bound himself to a young noble, and they are both on the run from unknown assassins.

Joined by a disillusioned knight on a secret quest, they must travel to the ruined city of Blenraden, where the last of the wild gods reside, to each beg a favour.

Pursued by demons, and in the midst of burgeoning civil war, they will all face a reckoning – something is rotting at the heart of their world, and only they can be the ones to stop it.


Did anyone guess what book it was? I’m pretty excited to get my hands on this one! Let me know what you think in the comments. No spoilers, please! I hope you all enjoyed it!

Happy reading!

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xofromabroad September 16, 2023 - 4:00 pm

Hehe, I accidentally knew which book this was only because it passed through my hands yesterday! It seems like an interesting book, so I’m curious to know what your thoughts are.

Samy September 16, 2023 - 4:40 pm

haha awesome! Aye, I plan on reading it soon!

Tiana (The Book Raven) September 18, 2023 - 4:57 am

Everytime I review a book I put the first sentence of it in my review for this very reason. I think it’s cool to see what hooks a reader from the start

Samy September 18, 2023 - 9:57 am

Ohh that’s a cool idea, yeah!
Thanks for sharing!


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