Just ONE? Friend, I cannot restrain myself that much. Also, uh, sometimes more than one sentence, per say, works as a hook anyway. And I’m bad a picking favorites, so um–throws four of mine at you. Also, I’m SUPER hyped that you made this thread. I love first lines. I feel like you can almost see the difference in the genres from first lines alone.
A trio of jackals laugh as they drag a severed arm up the southernmost road of Nem, leaving behind a trail of blood that winds like a desert-cobra in the sand. -Court of Jackals
My dearest Celosia, if you’re reading this letter, then I am likely long dead. -The Melting Crown
Two weeks after her dragon-egg did not hatch, Fox tried to steal another one from the Incubation Den. This was how she earned her name. -Crow of the Fox
My Drill Instructor had the face of a bull: wide nose, dark eyes, brow set into a permanent V. He did that angry-snort thing when he spoke sometimes, too. Sergeant Mayfield was a serious man, which was exactly why the word he’d just said had me so confused.
And no, he wasn’t talking about the wannabe planet. -Nexus