- 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 Black Sun Rising by C.S. Friedman.
It's . . . different. I cannot say I love it, and I get the feeling "like" might be a stretch by the time I'm done since the narrator bugs me, the other characters are all power-hungry (and one is a sadistic ex-vampire), and there is a ton of (unnecessary) description.
But the setting is unique, and that's the main reason I'm still reading. It's set on a planet colonized a thousand years ago where thoughts change the surroundings in a magical sort of way because of the planet's "fae", though some claim it isn't magic at all. There's not much science; it's all the fae, and as is indicated by the cover, their technology, customs, and clothes are rather medieval.
(I can't figure out which character this is. I'd say the narrator/MC Damien, but Gerald is the one who's sinister--and this guy looks sinister, if you ask me.)
There were more and more of them now, too many to count. They would flash bright as stars as their owners turned to assess their prey, then become invisible a moment later as the beasts turned their attention to the ground underfoot, or the Forest ahead. Whatever manner of creature they were, they were swift and seemingly tireless.-p. 195
Got a teaser, or thoughts on the book you're reading?
-----The Golden Eagle