The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda's Voice. The rules are simple:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56, or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grab you.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
It's that simple!
He knew by his uniform that Umbarak was a man of standing in the City Guard, but in his mind Omari still harbored some suspicion about Umbarak's motives. He was not ready to reveal what he knew, and he suspected Umbarak was playing the same game. At the same time, Omari was planning his next move should things go wrong. I might have to kill this man, he thought.
From my review of Omari and the People by Stephen Whitfield:
"In a nameless city on the edge of a desert lives Omari, probably the best thief ever to live there. On the verge of being exposed for his many crimes, Omari decides to set his house on fire, fake his death and start fresh somewhere else... What would have been a perfect plan turns into a catastrophe when the fire starts to spread and destroys the entire city. Aided by a mysterious old woman, and tormented by guilt over the destruction of the city, Omari must take the lead and guide the people to a better land across the desert, a land no one has ever been able to reach before..." Read my full review here.