First/Opening Lines of Fiction Novels
Denise Baer of BaerBooksPress selected the opening line of Seeking the Light of Justice as an example of an excellent way to grab the audience’s attention in the genre of Spiritual Sci-Fi/Fantasy.
Genre: Spiritual Science Fiction/Fantasy: “Ilo Sungila felt he could see all of war-torn Mozambique from the hilltop of his new agricultural supply store.” Seeking the Light of Justice by Dr. Barry Nadel.
The first line opens with an authentic Bantu name. It tells us about the sorry history of the country; war and destruction. However, the sentence ends with hope, optimism, and courage. It fits the first principle : A statement of eternal principle. That principle is that there is always hope.