28 December, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (21)

Teaser Tuesday is a (rather fun) weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

The rules for participating are easy:

  • 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 Reckless by Cornelia Funke. I do enjoy reading her novels, and I've read everything from Igraine The Brave to The Thief Lord to the Ink-Trilogy.

(I have to say, I like this cover. Apparently, all the illustrations inside are done by the author herself, which I find awesome--can you imagine illustrating your own full-length novel? Wow.)

Jacob already knew what he would find under the pointed roof before he started climbing the steep spiral stairs. He had to keep freeing his boots from the thorny tendrils, but finally he was standing in front of a room where, two hundred years earlier, a Fairy had delivered her birthday present.
-p. 103

If you have a teaser, please feel free to share it in the comments!

-----The Golden Eagle


Helen Ginger said...

I would never attempt to illustrate my book (or anyone else's). I am definitely no artist.

The Words Crafter said...

How have I missed this book?!!!! I'm a big fan of hers. Thanks for the teaser! Now, I'm off to see where I can find it :)

Misha said...

My sister read this book and liked it too. I want to read it too but can't seem to get around to it.

Sassy Brit said...

I absolutely love the sound of this, and it's got such a great cover!

Here is mine

Hope you had a great Christmas and you are enjoying the break.

Happy New Year!


Heather said...

I haven't read this author yet! I'll have to check them out. I have a tough time finding good exerpts to put up but I'm reading Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn. I'm still deciding whether or not I like it...

Brian said...

That is very cool that she does her own illustrations, that is one talented human!

N. R. Williams said...

What an awesome teaser. It reminded me of sleeping beauty. Now if I could illustrate and e-book, I might attempt it but where would I find the time.

Here's my teaser:
Night Watch, by Mary Montague Sikes

The car flew at breakneck speed. ...the speedometer needle roll upward: 110 kph, 120, 130...
they were approaching the narrow bridge. The bridge without side rails. ...that straddled a ravine.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Madeleine said...

I like Cornelia Funke. That sounds intriguing too. I might treat myself to that book tomorrow with my Xmas money.

Look forward to seeing what your thinking cap produces in the New Year ;O)

Kelsey said...

Great teaser! Love the cover too!!

Charles Gramlich said...

It does look good. I've added you to my google reader list. Sorry it too me so long. Been a busy season.

Old Kitty said...

It is a stunning book cover!! I can only imagine the illustrations throughout the book must be gorgeous! Thanks for the teaser, take care

TerryLynnJohnson said...

I haven't heard about his book before, that's why I enjoy Teaser Tuesdays in the blog sphere.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Teaser from The Silver Sword by Angela Elwell Hunt
"They had not eaten since leaving Chlum, and she was as hungry as a nun on the last day of Lent. With the others, she spurred her horse into an easy canter, and watched the castle rise up before her.

mist of the blossom rain said...

I have never heard of this author or book yet. Great teaser!
Here's mine:
With her pale skin, red velvet dress, and purple red lipstick, Gilda resembled a young vampire.
"You look so different!" said Juliet. Downstairs in the parlor, the Grandfather Clock chimed 12 times.
"Please be seated there on the floor," Gilda said, pointing to a spot next to the Ouija board. On either side of the board, Gilda had placed a pillow and a lit candle. Juliet sat down on one of the pillows. Gilda plopped down on the other side of the Ouija board, crossed her legs Indian styled, and faced Juliet.
-Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator, by Jennifer Allison

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

LOVE the cover! and the teaser is great too! Thanks for sharing!

❥ ќʀɨsтɨиɑ said...

Hello! I was here, asking for friendship. ;) Would you like to follow each others blogs? Advance Happy New Year. :D

Alison said...

I haven't read Cornelia Funke in years. I really should.

Rachel Morgan said...

Ooh, cool! And I definitely wouldn't try illustrating my book... I'm not talented in that area!

brave chickens said...

Would you recommend Cornelia Funke to me? I like to read adventure/action/mystery books but not fantasy. I think her books are fantasy, right? How much fantasy?
(Sorry for the question overload :P )

btw, we had two public holidays in Australia (on Monday and Tuesday) because Christams and Boxing Day fell on the weekend. Very relaxing and festive for some. But, as a person who doesn't celebrate the occassion and works in retail, it was three continuous days of serving customers. And there'll be another public holiday for NY day because that's on a weekend as well.

The Golden Eagle said...

Helen: I don't draw very well, either. :P

The Words Crafter: You're welcome! I hope you find it!

Misha: I hope you enjoy reading Reckless if you get around it!

Sassy Brit: I agree about the cover! :)

You too! Happy New Year!

Heather: I've never heard of Voices of Dragons, but I know that feeling of not liking, but not hating a book, and being unsure . . . it's frustrating.

Brian: Quite!

Nancy: That's exactly what I thought when I read that passage! Now I just have to get up to that point . . . LOL.

Gosh, I hope nothing happens to the characters! That certainly sounds dangerous.

Madeleine: She is a good writer!

Hopefully some awesomesauce things. :D

Kelsey: Thanks, Kelsey!

It's all green, black, and silver, which I think is a great color scheme. :)

Charles: That's okay! Thanks for adding me--I'm glad you think my blog's worth the read.

The Golden Eagle said...

Old Kitty: They are amazing! When I realized she had drawn them I was struck by what a great artist she is.

You're welcome!

Terry: I love discovering new books as well--but my TBR is getting a little long! :D

Tyrean: I love your teaser! I wonder what she'll find at the castle.

Emily: You've never heard of Cornelia Funke?!


Just kidding! But she's one of my favorite authors!

I've read that book! I always found Gilda Joyce a little strange at times, but they are interesting mystery books. Enjoy reading! :)

Julie: Glad you enjoyed it!

Kristina: Hi, Kristina!

Alison: I agree--her writing is always amazing, and I do wonder what the original German is like . . .

Rachel: Ah, well. What are illustrators for? :D

Brave Chickens: Her fantasy books mostly fall into the action/adventure/mystery category. Most of her stories are just in a different world, or with lots of magic. By "lots of magic" I mean that people are jumping in and out of books, there are mythical creatures, etc. I find that it they are strong adventure novels, though.

You get extra holidays if Christmas and New Year fall on weekends? In the USA there are only days off if the holiday itself is on weekdays . . . but I guess for people who work in areas that you do that's not a good thing! That's too bad.