“There is a secret stone, hidden in a deep well, worthless and rejected, concealed in dung and filth.”

The Raven’s Head by Karen Maitland.

the raven's head

The first line sets up the whole book. It came sometimes determine whether or not you will read the book. I have decided to share the first line from some of my favourite books, books I plan to read or just a random book I find.

Would you read this book based on this first line? I would but I really do love Karen Maitlands writing.