Monday, March 19, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - The Gods of Mars

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just:
* 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 and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) Lists if they like your teasers!

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John Carter once again finds himself back on Barsoom - But this time he wakes up far away from Helium and his family there.  Captured by the Holy Therns, a race of Barsoomians who claim to be the holy priests of the goddess Issus, he manages to escape, only find himself in an even worse predicament - as a slave to the black pirates!

The Tease:
 "We heard the guard moving about from cell to cell, and finally, his rounds completed, he again entered ours.  When his eyes fell upon my they fairly bulged from his head.
"Where have you been?" he roared.
"I have been in prison since you put me here yesterday," I answered.  "I was in this room when you entered.  You had better look to your eyesight!"
 -The Gods of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

What's your Tease?

6 comments:

  1. This one sounds interesting. I get the feeling that he wasn't there all the time :)
    Here's My Teaser

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  2. Interesting teaser, sounds like a strange book!

    Here's ours: http://www.ourstack.blogspot.com/2012/03/tuesday-teasers-crown-and-deceit.html

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  3. Love that teaser! I so need to check this one out - it sounds great! Thank you for sharing! :)

    Here's mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/03/teaser-tuesdays-pure-by-jennifer-l.html

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  4. I read all of the John Carter books years ago. It is great to see them getting recognition again. Here is my teaser:

    http://mixedbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/03/teaser-tuesday-march-20-2012.html

    New follower.

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  5. You might just convince me to try some vintage sci-fi!

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