23 November, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (16)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

The rules for participating:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week, my teaser is from Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud, who is one of my favorite authors--I love the Bartimaeus Trilogy (have you ever read it?).

For Halli in his early youth, bedtime was the most intimate moment of the day, when he could mull on events and what he had learned. He lay beneath his woolen blanket, staring up at the window at the end of the cot, through which the stars shone cold over the dark slabs of the mountains, and the listened to the hum of voices from the hall, where his parents conducted the evening arbitrations.


Do you have a teaser today? If so, feel free to leave it in the comments! :)

-----The Golden Eagle


Brenda Drake said...

I don't have a teaser today but I enjoyed reading yours. I feel that way most mornings I wake up and just want to lay there under the covers and mull about my current project. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Rachel Morgan said...

Ah, I can really imgaine lying tucked up in bed, in the dark, listening... Reminds me of being little!

Tyrean Martinson said...

"There are several unusual things about him. He changes color, he's undersized, as you noted, and he has a remarkable range of abilities." Paladin ran his finger down the tiny dragon's back.

Three sentences from Dragons of the Valley by Donita K. Paul

jewelknits said...

I'm finding that Bebe Boy James loves these types of books as read-togethers. Thanks for sharing the teaser; I need to put these on my to-buy list for his Christmas book box!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

Sangu said...

Strangely enough, I never could get into the Bartimaeus trilogy. My fiance loves it, but I lost interest really fast. Shame, really.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Nice. I feel sleepy now and wish I could go home and climb back into my bed! :-)

Arlee Bird said...

This brought back memories of younger days falling asleep listening to the muffled tones of adults talking down the hall in the living room. I was often mystified about what they were talking about.

Tossing It Out

Old Kitty said...

Thanks for introducing me to a new author and series of books!! This teaser is amazing - gorgeous!! Take care

The Golden Eagle said...

Brenda: Me, too! Sometimes I just don't want to get up. I'm glad you like the teaser. :)

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

Rachel: It reminds me as well.

Tyrean: I've read books from that series! I hope you're enjoying them!

Julie: You're welcome! :)

Sangu: Too bad; I can see why someone wouldn't be able to connect with the Bartimaeus Trilogy. It can be odd at times.

Shannon: :D Maybe there's a warm blanket to curl up in nearby?

Lee: This teaser seems to have brought up a lot of nostalgia!

Muffled voices always intrigue . . .

The Golden Eagle said...

You're welcome! :) I'm glad you like the teaser!

You too! And have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Angela Felsted said...

Great Teaser. Here, I'll share one too. From Beautiful Creatures, which everyone has probably already finished.

"When I entered the main chamber, I was struck by the sky. The room opened wide to the heavens, like a conservatory. The sky above it was black, the blackest sky I'd ever seen. Like we were in the middle of a terrible storm, yet the room was silent."

pg. 265

N. R. Williams said...

Last week I mentioned that since I am editing and not reading I should put in a teaser from my high fantasy, "The Treasures of Carmelidrium." Well, I'm still editing, final edits now. So here is a teaser.

Chapter 9:
"Vevina said a German made the bathroom." She looked up at him, searching his face, trying to find the answer to her doubts.

He gazed down at her. "The inventor of the bath claimed to be from such a place."

"Germany is in Europe, a continent in my world."

"I was not aware that Ger-man-dy was in your world."

Tension stretched between them, but Missie couldn't discern why. "Have you ever met anyone else from my world?"

"You are the only one."

The modern bathroom in a medieval world is the first time that Missie is confronted with the reality of her situation. Before this, she thought she was dreaming. Hey, if I went to a medieval world, I'd want a bathroom. How about you?
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Jai Joshi said...

I haven't read this series but it looks interesting from this teaser!

I'm re-reading 'My Sweet Folly' by Laura Kinsale. The teaser is:

"It comes," he said commandingly. "Keep pushing until I have it all."


BLHmistress said...

OH this sounds really good , haven't read anything by him before.

My Teaser Tuesday

Pk Hrezo said...

I love this concept! I see it all the time and it's such a great idea. Unfortunately, I'm not reading anything at the moment due to NaNo WIP.

But your book sounds like it's right up my alley. :)

Paul Greci said...

I don't have a teaser today but really enjoyed yours. Thanks for introducing me to the works of Jonathan Stroud.

Len said...

What an interesting teaser, Golden Eagle! :) I don't have any at the moment but I'm reading Death by a Horse by Susan Schreyer, a mystery novel. Will be posting a review soon! :)

brave chickens said...

Whenever I see your Tuesday Trailer post, it happens that I've just finished my book that I'd been reading the night before.

Susan Fields said...

What a fun meme - thanks for sharing!

Mardel said...

I've never read anything by Stroud. It's nice to get a little tease of his writing style. :)

Rachael Harrie said...

Great teaser. I haven't read that one - might have to chase it up :)


Kelsey said...

I like to think over my day before I go to bed too! Great teaser!

The Golden Eagle said...

Angela: I'm sure there are still people reading Beautiful Creatures! I love the teaser from it. I hope that you have fun reading the book!

Nancy: I love the bathroom idea, and it was great reading some of your book! :D

Yes, I'd want a bathroom too, if I was in a strange place!

Jai: Actually, I believe it's a standalone; the Bartimaeus Trilogy has more than one book, though.

Interesting teaser! And I notice there's an adverb--something that a lot of people seem to say is a bad idea.

BLHmistress: You should read one of his books! They're really good--although the humor can be a little different. :P

Thank you for coming by my blog!

Pk: I can understand not reading anything in the NaNo frenzy! Producing words, instead of taking them in. :)

Paul: You're welcome! If you ever read one of his books, I hope you enjoy it.

Len: I'm definitely interested in reading your review, and finding out what you think! Thanks for coming by and commenting. :)

Brave Chickens: Aw, that's too bad!

Sometimes I just post a teaser from a book I plan to start the same day or on Wednesday . . .

Susan: You're welcome! :)

Mardel: Maybe you'll check out his books sometime?

Rachael: I hope you do! I'm having fun reading it so far.

Kelsey: I don't, actually. :P Usually I just think of the next day, and what it might bring.