23 August, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (51)

Book time! Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at the blog 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!

My teaser is from The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett. I read a couple of books in the Discworld series completely out of order, loved them, and since the library had the first I figured I should start at the beginning. :P

There was a clink.
   Withel's snarl of triumph died in his throat. He drew the sword out and prodded again at the wizard, who was rigid with terror and guilt. There was another clink, and gold coins began to drop out of the hem of the wizard's robe.
-p. 57


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

-----The Golden Eagle


Christine Rains said...

I love Pratchett's books. So whimsical and original. This week I'm reading a YA paranormal series by Richelle Mead.

Jess. said...

Sounds like a sneaky wizard!

My teaser is from Dark Taste of Rapture by Gena Showalter (which comes out today :D) If you have the time please check it out at Find the Time to Read

Deborah Walker said...

What a wonderful writer, Terry Pratchett is. I've never seen that cover before. The UK covers are a more cartoony. He's stuck with a similar style for yonks.

TBM said...

Sounds great. Love the teaser!

Here's mine:


Alice Audrey said...

I caught this as a book on tape while traveling a while ago. Loved it.

Great teaser. My teaser is here

Madeleine said...

Have decided Terry Pratchett is rather like Marmite. ;O)

Peggy Eddleman said...

"She could not sense anyone nearby, and she drew her sight-shield around her and eased the door open and then closed behind her. The guards didn't even look as she slipped along the side of the corridor and down the main staircase, and along the west corridor toward the rear of the palace."

L.E. Modesitt Jr.'s The Lord-Protector's Daughter.

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww!!! The Colour of Magic. How utterly utterly lovely! And I've never seen this book cover before - wow!!!

Oh to be at the start of the most wonderful series of books ever in my very very humble opinion! Ahem! Take care

J. A. Bennett said...

Great excerpt, and I liked the cover too, I may have to check this one out!

David Powers King said...

I'm currently reading JANITORS by Tyler Whitesides.

"Get Spencer out of the boys' bathroom by the gym. Others may be with him. Take a vest and borrow keys from the Janitors. - S.B."

MG Higgins said...

Teaser Tuesday ... what fun! I'm a fellow Campaigner. Thanks for following, and right back at ya.

Carrie Butler said...

How nostalgic! I loved The Color of Magic! :D

Marlena Cassidy said...

Oh Terry Pratchett, how I love thee. Hes such an amazing writer and the Discworld series is no less amazing. (My quote key is dead.) Carpe Jugulum and Hat Full of Sky are two of my favorites.

Cynthia said...

love this idea. I have to grab my book though before I can add to the list!

mshatch said...

absolutely love Terry Pratchett. I think I've read most of the disc world books, though perhaps not the latest few, but they are on my list! I especially liked Monstrous Regiment and Night Watch. Enjoy :)

Rusty Webb said...

I've been reading A Dance With Dragons for 89 consecutive weeks. I'm pretty sure any sentence at random would read: "Blah blah blah, mulled wine, almond milk, roasted horse meat, blah blah."

Just kidding. I'm almost done, I'm really enjoying it. I just think there is an awful lot of talk about food and drink.

Have never read Pratchett. I keep meaning to, but always have other stuff to read first. I never have gotten to it.

Belle said...

"We are traveling between winter poplars, momentarily open fields, along massive black walls of spruce; the horses feeling in the snow the trail of their own hoofprints home like the narrow path of sky above us, bright heaven sprinkled with light but sometimes, abruptly, flaming out like an exploded sun, a shower of fire and frightening until it swims away into waves fading out in rainbows; there, God lives in such light eternally and so far away I may never get there beyond the stars. Though my mother certainly will, and also, perhaps, my father."

From "Of This Earth" by Rudy Wiebe, the story of a Mennonite childhood.

Lynda R Young said...

My hubby keeps telling me to read the discworld books. I really should.

Paul Tobin said...

I love this concept! Here's mine its from a graphic novel Cairo by G. Willow Wilson and M.K. Perker:
Will those guys still be looking for me?-Well you did fly off on a carpet & When Nar's people left the safe house they took everything-all we found was junk.
I would recommend this novel to anyone who likes an intelligent story with believable characters.

Summer Ross said...

Great teaser- though I'm not a fan of this style of book.

I'm up to me neck in class reading books. Shakespeare and a great deal of Wyoming writers which I will be doing book reviews on for a class assignment.

....Petty Witter said...

Not a huge fan of TP, I leave that to my husband who has all the books, I nevertheless enjoyed your teaser. Have you read his book Wintersmith? Not one of the Discworld series of books, I highly recommend it as a beautiful read.

Alicia Gregoire said...

I've tried to read Color of Magic several times and haven't been able to get through it. I must try again.

The Golden Eagle said...

Christine: I really enjoyed the others that I read. :)

Never tried anything by Richelle Mead--what do you think of them?

Jess: LOL. He is. :)

Deborah: There seem to be a lot of different covers for his books!

TBM: It's a fun book!

Glad you liked the teaser. :D

Alice: Must have been fun to listen to. Have you seen the movie?


Madeleine: LOL. His writing is a bit that way, isn't it?

Peggy: "Sight-shield"? That sounds interesting! I've never heard of the book before, but it sounds like a good book. :)

Old Kitty: LOL. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series! :D

J.A.: Thanks!

I love Terry Pratchett's books. They're quite funny. :)

David: I've got to wonder why they have to get him out of the bathroom. Or do I not want to know? :P

MG: I love this meme.

Thank you for following my blog! :)

Carrie: I'm enjoying it so far!

Marlena: Ack, I hate it when keys are dead. It's so frustrating to not be able to type certain symbols, isn't it?

Haven't read either of them--yet!

Cynthia: It's a lot of fun! :)

Mshatch: There are a LOT of books in the series. LOL.

Thank you!

Rusty: 89 weeks? I just took out a MG/YA book by George R. R. Martin; I hope it doesn't take me long to read it. :P

He's a great writer!

Belle: It sounds like a sad story. I love the description in your teaser! Thanks for sharing.

Lynda: They're excellent. :)

Paul: The character flew off on a carpet? It sounds like there's adventure.

I don't read that many graphic novels, but I'll have to look into that one.

Summer: Thank you!

Hope you're having fun reading them. :)

Tracy: No, I've never read Wintersmith, but it sounds like something I will have to read!

Alicia: I'm enjoying it so far!

Michelle Fayard said...

This is such a great series, Golden Eagle! Following is the serendipitous teaser from Sheila Dalton's psychological mystery/drama The Girl in the Box:

"She's damaged, all right. She doesn't speak, and she's angry."-Page 129

Why I'm loving this book: In a series of flashbacks, Sheila Dalton takes readers on a twisting journey as Caitlin, a journalist, seeks to understand how her lover was killed—and whether his murderer was the semi-feral, autistic woman Jerry rescued from a Guatemalan jungle.

Giles Hash said...

I loved that book! It was hilarious. Welcome to the campaign!

Jenny S. Morris said...

Campaigner here. I love the teaser idea, and I will have to add this book to my TBR.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Rather shockingly, I have no yet read one of Pratchett's books. I hear so much about Terry Pratchett, but have just never gotten around to picking one up.

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Hey there! Just stopping by to say hi to a fellow campaigner! Great post:)

lindy said...

I like Teaser Tuesday, it's fun and informative. I haven't read Pratchett's work, but just added them to my reading list. Thanks for sharing!

Ciara said...

Great except and cover. I will check this book out. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Michael Offutt said...

I've never actually read any Terry Pratchett. I think I shall have to change that soon.

Krispy said...

I have yet to read a Discworld book, though I hear they are fun. I actually have one lying around somewhere that I need to read. Thanks for the teaser!

I just finished Graceling and I loved it!

Maeve Frazier said...

This looks great! Love the teaser!

The Golden Eagle said...

Michelle: I'm enjoying it. :)

Wow. It sounds like an interesting story!

Giles: Thank you! :)

Jenny: It's a really good book. I love the stories Pratchett writes!

Shannon: He's quite funny. You should read something by him! :)

Lindsay: Hello! Thanks for coming by.

Thank you!

Lindy: You're welcome! :)

Ciara: I like the cover, too.


Michael: You should. He's a great writer.

Krispy: You're welcome!

I LOVE Graceling. And its companion/prequel Fire. :)

Maeve: Glad you liked it!