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:
Children of Ruin – Book 2 of the Children of Time series by Adrian Tchaikovsky
2% Where the desert met the mountains, the winds were strong; they’d had the run of the place, after all, and now these rising shelves of rock came to thwart them. The remote recorded gusting clouds of brown-red grit, dust devils, a great complex of thermals whirling upwards and carrying all sorts of fine debris into the higher atmosphere.
The camera had lost sight of the plastic bag; now it veered back into view, far closer. The remote was rising, above the peaks now, looking down. The thing – the indisputably living thing – lazily undulated its way along the line of the mountains.
BLURB: Thousands of years ago, Earth’s terraforming program took to the stars. On the world they called Nod, scientists discovered alien life – but it was their mission to overwrite it with the memory of Earth. Then humanity’s great empire fell, and the program’s decisions were lost to time. Aeons later, humanity and its new spider allies detected fragmentary radio signals between the stars. They dispatched an exploration vessel, hoping to find cousins from old Earth. But those ancient terraformers woke something on Nod better left undisturbed.
And it’s been waiting for them.
As anyone who has visited my blog more than once or twice will know – I’m a huge fan of Tchaikovsky’s writing and his science fiction book, Children of Time, is a solid favourite, so I was thrilled to get the chance to read the sequel. And so far, I have no idea where this one is going – what fun!
I need to finish Children of Time so I can jump on this bandwagon. I read the first 20-25% or so back in November, but then I was hit with a terrible reading slump. I do remember enjoying what I read quite a bit though. Very different from other things I’ve read.
I’m determined to read this series, and that short blurb has confirmed how good his writing is. Thanks for sharing😁
You’re welcome, Tammy! I know I keep on banging on about how good he is… but that’s because he is:)
Oh, yes, I remember you telling us about this author before, Sarah, and I am even more intrigued now. I need to check out the first in this series. I hope you enjoy the entire book! 💜
Thank you, Jennifer:). I hope so, too!
I love how descriptive the writing is in that teaser. Thanks for sharing it!
Ooh I’ll looking forward to your thoughts on this one! Despite the first book being a mixed bag for me, I’m still quite excited for it. 😀
Thank you, Kathy. To be honest, so far it’s been slow-going, though that’s likely to be me right now, given I’m both stressed and tired…
Thank you, Rae:)
Great share Sarah. What descriptive writing!
Thank you, Carla – I’ve been looking forward to this one…
At the end of Children of Time there were enough elements to make me hope for a sequel, and now that it’s here I more than look forward to reading it. This teaser is very, very promising… 🙂
Thank you, Maddalena. I’ve been very excited about this one – though it’s started quite slowly, so far…
I await your review – I have the first book in this series and really need to get on board – my April and May are particularly chaotic but after that I’m hoping to fit some of my own books in.
Thank you, Lynn. I am finding it a bit of a struggle to get into this one, but that’s likely to be me.
I will definitely read these series. Thank you for sharing!
You’re very welcome, Inessa:). I hope you enjoy these.
I know I will. So far I enjoyed every book you shared 🙂
Thank you so much for letting me know! That has certainly brightened up my Sunday:))