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:
Shadow Captain – Book 2 of the Revenger series by Alastair Reynolds
p. 269 It was late morning in Port Endless – well into what passed for day in this gloomy place. Perhaps one or two more sky facets had been turned on, or their brightness increased, so that the prevailing illumination was a fraction less sepulchral than the night before. The rains, too, had decreased. Parts of the sky were still emitting steam, but the former torrents were being held in moderate check. The streets below were still wet, though, and the puddles and drainage channels and sluices remained waterlogged, embedded in roads and alleys like little chips and slivers of highly reflective material.
BLURB: Adrana and Fura Ness have finally been reunited, but both have changed beyond recognition. Once desperate for adventure, now Adrana is haunted by her enslavement on the feared pirate Bosa Sennen’s ship. And rumors of Bosa Sennen’s hidden cache of treasure have ensnared her sister, Fura, into single-minded obsession.
Neither is safe; because the galaxy wants Bosa Sennen dead and they don’t care if she’s already been killed. They’ll happily take whoever is flying her ship.
I read the first book in the series – see my review of Revenger – which I very much enjoyed. I’m about two-thirds of the way through this tension-filled, twitchy sequel which is an engrossing read. And I’m so, so hoping that the two sisters don’t end up betraying each other… I’m also delighted to see that the third book, Bone Silence, is due out in January.
Revenger is on my TBR, and you’ve reminded me that I should pick it up one of these days😁
It’s worth reading, particularly as it’s quite a dark, violent tale:))
Wow, what a vivid picture just a few sentences can paint. Definitely sounds like a dark place. I hope you enjoy your read!
Yes, he’s a fine writer. I’m really enjoying this one at present:)
I love the descriptions. I felt like I was right there with the characters. The sky “emitting steam” felt very eerie. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.
You’re welcome, Laurel – yes, Reynolds is very good at describing his backdrops.
This was an excellent “teaser.” You revealed just enough about the book to tempt me to put it on my TBR list. Well done! I have just stopped and posted my Tuesday Teaser on http://powerfulwomenreaders.wordpress.com Please stop by.
Oh that’s marvellous, Rae – just a reminder that this is the second book in the series. Revenger is the first book.
Aaaahh, thanks for the information-reminder. I just wrote the title of the second book.
You’re very welcome:). I’m always picking up the wrong book and crashing midway into series!
That happened to me on Ink and Bone
That’s a series I haven’t read. Did it really matter? Sometimes it doesn’t – and other times it’s a dealbreaker…
This was the perfect book for my Books about Books challenge. The rest of the series deals with books as well, but I’m not up to a whole series. The author is good, don’t get me wrong, but…so many books, so little time!
Sets a scene! Actually, it sounds like Portland. 🙂
Lol… oh dear… is it that dreary??
I hope you’re loving this Sarah.
Yes – I’ve now finished reading it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m very much looking forward to getting hold of the third book:)