Teaser Tuesday: Shadowfell

Posted on 08/21/2012 in Book Review / 24 Comments

 

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!

My Teaser


 

He’d had a reputation as a tricky player, full of surprises.  Sorrow and reversal, hardship and humiliation, had eaten up that clever fellow, leaving a pathetic shell, a man who liked his ale too much and could no long distinguish between reality and wild dream.

Location 35 of 4048, Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier  

Sixteen-year-old Neryn is alone in the land of Alban, where the oppressive king has ordered anyone with magical strengths captured and brought before him. Eager to hide her own canny skill—a uniquely powerful ability to communicate with the fairy-like Good Folk—Neryn sets out for the legendary Shadowfell, a home and training ground for a secret rebel group determined to overthrow the evil King Keldec.

During her dangerous journey, she receives aid from the Good Folk, who tell her she must pass a series of tests in order to recognize her full potential. She also finds help from a handsome young man, Flint, who rescues her from certain death—but whose motives in doing so remain unclear. Neryn struggles to trust her only allies. They both hint that she alone may be the key to Alban’s release from Keldec’s rule. Homeless, unsure of who to trust, and trapped in an empire determined to crush her, Neryn must make it to Shadowfell not only to save herself, but to save Alban.

     

What’s teasing YOU this week?

 


 

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24 responses to “Teaser Tuesday: Shadowfell

  1. thegeekyblogger

    Sorrow and reversal, hardship and humiliation, had eaten up that clever fellow, leaving a pathetic shell, a man who liked his ale too much and could no long distinguish between reality and wild dream.\n\n\nWOW! It sounds like he has had a hard time of it!

  2. Kah Cherub

    Such a sad teaser. It’s horrible when people just give themselves up to a bottle.\n\n\nhttp://notjustnonsense.blogspot.com/2012/08/teaser-tuesday-34.html

      • YearningtoRead

        For me it didn’t get better, but maybe it will for you? I didn’t think it was all that engaging either, and that was the major problem. That’s exactly how I felt – I don’t have time for this! Oh well…

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