First Lines Fridays #5

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?  If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  • 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 anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Merry Friday 🎉

This week’s book for First Lines Fridays is a book I’ve had on my TBR for ages. I added it back in the days – years ago – when I missed reading, but I just wasn’t in the right headspace to pick up a book. I have yet to start it, but I have a feeling that I’ll pick it up soon. I just need to get some blog tours out of the way x)

I’m no longer in isolation and it’s wonderful to be back at work 😊


Excerpts from the Third Chronicler’s Notes:

One of the significant landmarks of the early days of the Sol Unified System’s expansion into the depths of space, sometime in the human calendar’s twenty-second century, was an amusing event: the first creation of a truly new life form. While new life is not a humorous occurrence, the process that created this life was more like the punch line to a joke.


Homo sapiens were making use of faster than light (FTL) vehicles and their civilization expanded at a tremendous rate compared to earlier efforts. Some twenty years after his invention of the FTL drive, Fanta Hisu surpassed his own accomplishments by creating a drive that was over an order of magnitude faster (FT2L). There was only one snag in the new design—organic materials were destroyed in such a transit. Hisu dropped his project as the FT2L drive was not directly useful for the humans.


The FT2L drive seemed destined to be lost in the invention files with such notables as the air-conditioned hat and the automatic phone cleaner. Instead, an ambitious engineer accidentally intercepted the idea. Golan Powers, looking for a quick way to glory, happened upon Hisu’s scientific notes for the FT2L drive. It sparked the seed of another idea within him. If organic material could not be sent, then perhaps inorganic could. So voracious was the human need for raw materials on earth (and so desirous of fame and wealth was Golan himself) that he devised a plan to solve both problems at once.

Do you know the book? Hmm?

It is…

TOYS WARS by Thomas Gondolfi

Genre: Science-fiction

Length: 224 pages

Book description

Don wakes from a normal manufacturing process as a two-meter, sentient teddy bear sporting purple fur. He learns he is the result of a desperate gamble by an autonomous factory with hashed programming. To protect his home, his way of life, and his creator, Don must lead other killer toys across a harsh alien landscape to battle the native fauna of Rigel-3 and even his own kind.

His discoveries change not only his view of the wars, but his own Human gods. In spite of these trials, Don’s harshest test may be getting his own brethren to believe his adventures and the soul-churning changes needed to survive.

Happy reading and I hope you’ll have a wonderful weekend ❤️

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