Literature Quiz / Books By Their Opening Line

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Empires wax and wane, states coalesce and cleave asunder.
Hunting the recdivist Murdin Eyclone, I came to Hubris in the Dormant of 240.
The morning had dawned clear and cold, with a crispness that hinted at the end of summer. They set forth at daybreak to see a man beheaded.
The Shadowblade rode the Sea of Malice with a winter gale at her back, her indigo-dyed sails of human hide stretched to their limit.
Chains snarled the courtyard behind the derelict cannon foundry in Applecross; spears of chain raidiating at every angle, secured in walls with rusted hooks and pins.
I was there the day Horus slew the Emperor
It was another sultry, sweltering winter's day, and the plaza around the City of London ziggurat was packed.
Lo! the glory of the kings of the people of the Spear-Danes in days of old we have heard tell, how those princes did deeds of valour.
Two Spanish soldiers swaggered up Tower Street towards William Shakespeare
Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story of that man skilled in all ways of contending, the wanderer, harried for years on end
It befell in the days of Uther Pendragon, when he was king of all England, and so reigned, that there was a mighty duke in Cornwall that held war against him long time.
None knew at the time that the greatest saviour of the elves would also be their doom.
This is the tale of a tragic dynasty; a narrative of hatred, honor, courage, of virtue, love, ideals and wickedness, and of a war so terrible it marked the threshold between ages.
The scent of blood was in her nose-blood not yet shed, blood still in the vein.
Standing over the body of the fallen Dragon Highlord Verminaard, the aurak draconian, Dray-yan, saw his destiny flare before him.

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