Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
To play along, just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page.
• Share two “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 tease for today is from a book which has not been released yet. It’s by an author who’s already made it onto my Awesome Authors List. Shall I tell you whom I’m talking about? Shall I? Shall I? Shall I? Ok, I will.
Bruce Blake has come up with another epic fantasy series, stunningly written, and yes, I am one of the lucky people to have read book one, WHEN SHADOWS FALL. I don’t have a cover for it yet, so I’ve shown you his other novels, all perfect in my view.
Here’s the excerpt I’ve promised you, from WHEN SHADOWS FALL:
Rak’bana leaped toward him and snatched at the roll of parchment, her fingers grasping the edge. It took only an instant for Ine’vesi to realize she’d tricked him. The priest danced back two steps, but she’d gotten a grip on the scroll and it unrolled between them. They both stared at its blank surface as another ball of fire struck the building and a shower of sparks spilled through one of the high windows.
They raised their heads; their eyes met.
“Bana,” he said, voice calm and even, though his eyes reflected different emotions. “Don’t do–”
“When days of peace approach their end.”
“And wounds inflicted are too deep to mend.” Fear and disappointment surged through her, but she forced herself to speak clearly, drawing out the words to their full power, ensuring the parchment heard her over the reverberating impacts shuddering the walls. “A sign shall come, a lock with no key.”
“Borne by a man from across the sea.”
The wavering light of the flames licking the world flashed on Ine’vesi’s blade. Rak’bana had an instant to recognize the slender knife before he jerked her toward him and plunged the tip between her ribs.
You really should try and read Bruce Blake’s writing. He is an absolute diamond. Khirro’s Journey is my favourite, and you could get the trilogy in one convenient package. Here are the links and blurbs, on Bruce Blake’s blog.