16 August, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (50)

Hello, everyone! It's time for Teaser Tuesday again, a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.


  • 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 Waifs and Strays by Charles de Lint. I've been reading a lot of anthologies lately, and this one is SF/F YA. I love the worlds and settings in this book--they're amazing.

(One of my favorite covers. SOURCE.)
"I must go," he said. "I must stop him before he grows too strong."
   Tetchie could see the doubt in his eyes and understood then that though he knew his brother to be stronger than him, he would not admit it, would not turn from what he saw as his duty. She tried to stand, but her strength still hadn't returned.
-p. 125


Got a teaser, or thoughts on the book you're reading? Feel free to leave them in the comments!

-----The Golden Eagle


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Interesting title!

Krispy said...

Oh, I do love that cover, and the teaser is intriguing. Think I'll look this one up. Thanks! :D

Christine Rains said...

I love De Lint! Thank you for the teaser.

Marlena Cassidy said...

I love the cover as well. Very beautiful and well done. And also love the writing in the teaser.

Heather said...

Great cover and excerpt! Here is mine from Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank:

It all started when I saw myself dead.
Rain hung heavy in the air that Friday afternoon.

TBM said...

Awesome teaser.

Here's mine:


Bethany Elizabeth said...

Every time Tuesday comes around, I keep thinking what an awesome idea this is. :) Beautiful cover!
Here's mine: A Princess of Landover by Terry Brooks:

"{you're}Only asking me to fight your battles for you," he finished, cutting her short.
She was still trying to change his mind as he turned and walked away.
Page 104. :)

Susan Kane said...

Enigmatic title and cover!

Here is mine, from "The Distant Hours" by Kate Morton

Hush...Can you hear him?
The trees can...They are the first to know he is coming.

Michael Offutt said...

I love the cover art.

Emily Rose said...

I like the cover! Here's mine:

"Ingrid started counting, had reached 679 when something rose in front of her, the same shade of darkness as the trees, but much bigger, big and looming."
~Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams.
BTW: Congratulations on 50 teasers! That's really cool.

Old Kitty said...

What a lovely anthology book cover, title and fab author's name!! Thanks for the teaser - I am so partial to anthologies I may just look this up! Thank! Take care

Angela Felsted said...

I have to admit the cover is cool. It makes my think of Fiddler on the Roof except without the fiddler or the roof.

Memzie said...

So interesting!!! Great teaser!

Shelley said...

Interesting cover, and intriguing teaser! :)

Mary Mary said...

Sounds like it might be a good read!

Here's mine: "Death at Victoria Dock" by Kerry Greenwood

"Dot stared at Phryne, reddening.
'Yes, Miss, I like him well enough.'
'He's asked about to ask you to help him in a spot of detection. I suggested that he go to the Latvian Club and sit in on one of their meetings, with a young lady as cover, and he thought of you. He's a Catholic, by the way,' added Phryne."

Australian detective novel, so we'll see how it ends!

laughingwolf said...

another great canadian writer! :)

Rusty Webb said...

I'm slogging through A Dance With Dragons right now. If I picked a sentence at random it would probably be about someone having something to eat.

Stephen Tremp said...

"Ron was trying to disapparate without a word."

"Dumbledore's eye was gazing at him out of the mirror."

Harry Potter and the Deathly Gallows.

Laila Knight said...

You left me hanging, but I guess teasers are meant to tease. I'm often amazed at the variety of books you do read. :)

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

That teaser made me want to know more, but that's the purpose of it, right? I love it when a great teaser starts out a novel.

The Golden Eagle said...

Alex: Other than the fact I'd read a book by de Lint before, that's part of what made me decide to read it. :)

Krispy: You're welcome! Hope you like it.

Christine: You're welcome!

Marlena: I agree. :)

I love his writing style; it's very unique.

Heather: Glad you liked it!

I like the title of the book--how do you manage half a wish? :)

TBM: Thanks!

Bethany: You should join in sometime!

Terry Brooks? I have The Sword of Shannara Trilogy in one volume on my shelf . . . I've only gotten through the first, but I did like it. :)

Susan: Isn't it?

I love the way the author used ellipses---great teaser!

Michael: I like it, too. :)

Emily: I really liked that book--a little strange at times (I thought) but still a good read.

Thank you! :D I'm excited to read 52; one whole year. Not sure if I'm going to celebrate or not, but it's still a milestone.

Old Kitty: You're very welcome!

I love anthologies; I've been reading a lot of them lately. I didn't used to enjoy them so much.

Angela: LOL. But it is a little reminiscent, isn't it?

Memzie: Thank you!

Shelley: Glad you think so. :)

Mary: It is! I finished it today; it's very good.

Oh, detective novel--I haven't read one of those in a while. :P Great teaser!

Laughingwolf: Agreed! I loved the other book I read by him--The Painted Boy--and this one is quite good. :)

Rusty: They do a lot of eating? :P

Stephen: Good ol' HP. I've been thinking about re-reading the series before watching the last movie once it comes out on DVD . . . but I've got a big enough TBR as it is.

The Golden Eagle said...

Laila: Yup. ;)

Cynthia: Me, too! It is a great way to start a new story.

Helen Ginger said...

From Heart of the Hunter by Deon Meyer:

He saw the life fade from the eyes, the heartbeat slowing, the breathing jerky, then still. He lowered the body, felt the big, hard muscles of the back soften, and laid him gently down.

M Pax said...

What a lovely anthology. I'm still on Game of Thrones. I need to finish it soon. :)

Lydia K said...

I hadn't heard of this book, so thanks for the teaser and peek!

Shannon Lawrence said...

I can definitely see why the cover is one of your favorites! Interesting teaser.

David Powers King said...

That's a great cover! Nice tease.

The Golden Eagle said...

Helen: I feel sad for the characters. :( It sounds like he's dying . . .

Thanks for sharing!

M: It is! :)

I want to read that book--if just to find out what people are talking about.

Lydia: You're welcome! :)

Shannon: It's quite good.

David: Thanks!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I love anthologies as well, especially sci-fi, fantasy, or horror anthologies. This one sounds like a winner! Thanks for sharing your teaser!