Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: Island of the Blessed, again

Readers will enjoy (and possibly sympathize) with today's most excellent and enjoyable Wondermark comic.

And also, today is:

Still working on Island of the Blessed. It's very good, and I'm quite enjoying it. But it's not a fast read by any stretch. It takes a fair bit of concentration, but pays off well. I'm hoping to finish it this week, because the TBR stack is calling me.

Teaser Tuesdays are hosted by Should Be Reading. It works as follows:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers!
  • Include the title and author.
From Island of the Blessed: The Secrets of Egypt's Everlasting Oasis by Harry Thurston, p281:

"He is portrayed as a walking sphinx, indicating his active nature and his readiness to come to his worshippers' rescue against illness and the forces of evil in the world. He is well armed for the job and in many ways resembles the kind of chimera common to fantasy comic books, like some superhero of antiquity."

Update: If you want to know who this mysterious, Gadget-like god is, I'll put the answer in the comments!

9 comments:

Book Bird Dog said...

Interesting tease! Here's mine from a different island. www.bookbirddog.blogspot.com

CoversGirl said...

I can see why it's taking a while to read! Sounds interesting, though. Are you going to tell us which god it is? I've read a little about Egyptian mythology but a sphinx-headed healer isn't familiar.

stacybuckeye said...

Good teaser! I too hear the TBR pile calling my name when I'm working through a long book, even if the book is great!

Lisa said...

Very intersting! I used to have a real interest in Egyptology.

My teaser is here.

kiirstin said...

Thanks for stopping by, all! Yes, I'll tell what god it is... although I'm still curious to see if anyone can guess. ;) He's pretty obscure; I'd never heard of him before. But then, my knowledge of Egyptology was limited to sporadic trips to the Royal Ontario Museum, so perhaps he's not as obscure as I think.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Oh- great teaser - I just love Egypt. :)

Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

Jenny Girl said...

Egypt...someday I'll get there.

kiirstin said...

I'll tell everyone who the god is tomorrow, but here are a few more clues: "He is blue-skinned and two-faced, with a bearded man's face in front and a lion's face at the back. A crocodile protrudes from his chest, and he has a cobra for a tail to fend off any attack from the rear."

kiirstin said...

Aaaand the answer is... Tutu, the "Master of Demons"

I am not kidding, guys.