"It is a Darke and stormy night."I burst out laughing when I read this. But then I stopped laughing, considered it, and burst out laughing again -- this time for a completely different reason.
Thing is, the line "it was a dark and stormy night" is so cliche, and yet that's not what this line is. The word used here is Darke (and yes it also appears as bold and in a different font in the book), and it has a whole different meaning than "dark". So, it's no so cliche after all.
Pretty awesome, huh? :D
Darke is the sixth (and most recent) book in the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage. Septimus is a seventh son of a seventh son, and...let's just say that interesting things happen around him. The first book in the series is Magyk. It's fun lighthearted (but also serious) fantasy, and a good read. I'm pretty sure that there will be seven books total in this series.
And as illustrated above with the play on words, Sage is a brilliant writer.