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Old 04-07-2015, 12:54 PM
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Default Favorite opening paragraph in fiction


What is your favorite opening paragraph in a fiction book?

Legend of Drizzt has to be mine. The author pulls you in straight away and I think it is the best fiction opening I have come across.


Never does a star grace this land with a poet's light of twinkling mysteries, nor does the sun send to here its rays of warmth and life. This is the Underdark, the secret world beneath the bustling surface of the Forgotten Realms, whose sky is a ceiling of heartless stone and whose walls show the gray blandness of death in the torchlight of the foolish surface dwellers that stumble here. This is not their world, not the world of light. Most who come here uninvited do not return.

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