Teaser Tuesday – 23rd October, 2018 #Brainfluffbookblog #TeaserTuesday

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by 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!

This is my choice of the day:

On Silver Wings – Book 1 of the Hayden War Cycle series by Evan Currie

29% The ship was dead, literally, bodies still strapped into their crash couches with limbs floating freely in the zero gravity. Alexi led the team himself, moving through the ghost ship with a sick feeling forming in the pit of his stomach.

On the bridge, things were the same. Dead officers were slumped over their equipment, some of them with obvious injuries like broken limbs and necks, but most simply still.

“Gott,” one of the crewmen whispered. “What happened?”

“Acceleration,” Alexi said softly, floating over the captain’s console, gently moving the uniformed figure out of the way. “They redlined their drive.”

BLURB: In the future, mankind has colonized other worlds, mined asteroid belts, and sent ships so far into the blackness of space that light from their drives won’t reach Earth for centuries. Through it all, life has been found in almost every system we visited and yet we’ve never encountered another intelligent species.

Until now.

Last week, confined to bed feeling sick and giddy, I read lots of fantasy so I needed a fix of military space opera goodness and decided to go with this one, which I’m thoroughly enjoying so far.

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24 responses »

    • It is full of action, though is probably a bit hard-core for someone who doesn’t regularly read science fiction… If you ever want to sample anything a bit more accessible, drop me a line and I’ll provide you with a suggestions:)

    • Yes – he’s reasonably prolific and while there are a few errors scattered throughout the text, he is also a good storyteller with a strong main character and plenty of action.

      • The Vatta’s War series by Elizabeth Moon, the Sirantha Jax series by Anne Aguirre, the Central Corps series by Elizabeth Bonesteel and Jacey Bedford’s Psy-Tech series. If you want a couple of awesome standalones – Children of Tim by Adrian Tchaikovsky, Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon and Horizons by Mary Rosenblum. Apologies in advance if you’ve read any of the above already – I’m not trying to teach your grandmother to suck eggs!:)

  1. Fantasy and science fiction are not my favourite genres and something I very rarely, if ever, read.

    However, I do like the cover art for this book and the teaser lines definitely help to set the scene well, past those first few opening lines which are generally featured.

    I caught up on your earlier Sunday post before stopping by here and was sorry to learn how poorly you have been. It sounds as though you need to listen to your body and slow down a little, which I know from experience is far more easy to say than do!

    Anyway, I hope that your body begins to heal itself soon and that you are feeling much better 🙂

    Yvonne
    xx

    • Thank you so much for your kind concern, Yvonne – you’re exactly right, I do need to start pacing myself and slowing right down. Fortunately, I have half term at present to give me a bit of breathing space:).

      Yes – so far I’m thoroughly enjoying the space opera adventure I’m reading. I hope your reading week is a brilliant one!

  2. Very intriguing pick, Sarah! What caught my attention right away is that this scene sounds like one from the beginning of a Star Trek episode (I’m talking about Classic Star Trek, which is my favorite). You know, Kirk and the crew come across a starship just floating in space, giving no signs of life, and then decide to investigate. So they beam over, and discover a sight much like the one described here. Oh, it makes me SO nostalgic for ST…..I LOVE those guys!! When Leonard Nimoy passed into the Great Galaxy beyond, I just bawled…..

    Well, anyway, back to this book! I LOVE that cover, and since I also LOVE space opera, this one will find a special place on my Goodreads shelves!! Thanks for featuring it!! ❤ 🙂

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