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 Cybele's Secret by Juliet Marillier. I found it at the library earlier today while browsing the YA section, and was attracted by the title and the cover, and then the fact the author had won the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel. Apparently, it's a companion to Wildwood Dancing, which I've never heard of, but since companions are usually easier to jump into than sequels I thought I'd go ahead and read it regardless. So far, quite good.
(Australian books get some of the best artwork, I tell you. When I pulled this off the shelf I immediately went "OOH!"--silently, of course, since it was a library. You can see a larger version of this cover here, which I highly recommend looking at because there's so much detail. It sings Fantasy. Ahem. I'll shut up now.)
They were tall indeed: three floors high, with each level jutting forward a little farther than the one below. Rows of windows were set with colored glass: red, green, several shades of blue. I had grown up in a castle, and a most eccentric one at that. All the same, I was impressed.-p. 54
What are you reading? Got a teaser from it?
-----The Golden Eagle