Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Ambrosia @ The Purple Booker.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- 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!
The Dragon’s Legacy by Deborah A.Wolf.
The last Aturan King is dying, and as his strength fades so does his hold on sa and ka. Control of this power is a deadly lure; the Emperor stirs in his Forbidden City to the East, while deep in the Seared Lands, the whispering voices of Eth bring secret death. Eight men and women take their first steps along the paths to war, barely realizing that their world will soon face a much greater threat; at the heart of the world, the Dragon stirs in her sleep. A warrior would become Queen, a Queen would become a monster, and a young boy plays his bird-skull flute to keep the shadows of death at bay.
Teaser from page 121:
She took Basta’s Lyre but left the shofar. The golden ram had fed on human flesh, and she did not yet trust his spirit in the presence of blood. Her bare feet carried her up the pass and the path and the steps to the healers’ rooms fleet and quick as a girl’s, but she could not outrun the smell of her own fear, the images of her daughter bleeding and broken and hurt. It had been four days since Sulema had gone missing, and three since she had felt that scream.
If she dies, Hafsa Azeina thought. If she dies…
I’m really enjoying this sand and sorcery fantasy book so far, quite complex with lots of various names and characters to remember, but a great start and it’s helped me get out of my recent reading slump.
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