Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: The Crow

Against my better judgement, I started The Crow by Alison Croggon yesterday. I knew I was going to get wrapped up in it, and today is a full day so I am going to have to put it down. So far, I'm enjoying it even more than I thought I would. There's something really addicting about Croggon's writing and characters. It's one of those books in a series that moves away from the main character (Maerad) and the main action to focus on a second character (Hem) who is integral to the full story, and I often find that really annoying. But I really like Hem and his mentor Saliman, and I love the setting, and I'm very much looking forward to spending this book with them and finding out the role that Hem plays in the greater picture.

From The Crow by Alison Croggon, p31:

Like everyone else in the School, he had heard the news, which had arrived by bird courier that morning and spread through Turbansk like wildfire. The students had been whispering about it in the corridors, shocked and subdued, and a girl whose family came from Baladh had started crying in one of the classes and had been taken away by Urbika.

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.

10 comments:

Book Bird Dog said...

Sounds interesting!

My teaser is from a Dorothy L. Sayers book: My tease

Aimee said...

I've been curious about this series for a while, but I haven't had a chance to pick it up. I'm glad to hear that it is good. I am putting it on my to read list!

Here is my teaser for “My Soul To Take”:
http://www.abookdork.com/2009/09/teaser-tuesdays.html

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

Interesting teaser - I'm not familiar with that book, but you certainly have my attention. :)

Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

gautami tripathy said...

Intriguing. I wish to know more!

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Susan B. Evans said...

Hmmmm... Looks really interesting! Great teaser this week :) Here's my teaser.

Suko said...

This is a terrific teaser, accompanied by a short intro to this book. Well done!

celi.a said...

That's a great teaser! I'm curious about what this disturbing news is, and what it means in the context of the story. Sounds like a fun book. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

kiirstin said...

Thank you for the comments, everyone! I'll be reviewing this one when it's finished for anyone who is curious, and I have reviewed the first book of the series here.

Marg said...

That's definitely a good teaser. I want to know what the news was.

kiirstin said...

Marg - it wasn't good news at all, but no spoilers... ;)