Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - The Chessmen 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!


So I've moved on to The Chessmen of Mars, which is book five in The Barsoom Series. It's unclear how much time has passed between the end of Thuvia, Maid of Mars and the beginning of The Chessmen of Mars, but apparently it's been long enough for John Carter and his wife Dejah Thoris to have a teenage daughter named Tara.  She's a good daughter and a dutiful princess, but also a bit spoiled, used to getting her own way, and starved for adventure.  The Chessmen of Mars follows her adventures as she flees the palace one morning for a quick flight, but becomes lost when a ferocious storm blows her halfway across the planet where she becomes the prisoner of a previously unknown race of Barsoomians.

The Tease:
 ""If I am to be imprisoned, imprison me," said the girl. "I do not recall that I was sentenced to listen to the insults of every low-born boor who chanced to admire me.""
 -The Chessmen of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

What's your Tease?


  1. LOL this sounds like a witty and funny book!

    Thanks for sharing!

    My Teaser
    Renae @ Rolling with the Moments

  2. Lol, great teaser :-)

    Here's mine for this week: http://ttoria.blogspot.com

    Happy reading!
    Vix @ TToria

  3. Nice teaser! I haven’t read this one before, but it’s definitely being added to my shelf now – thank you for sharing! :)

    Here’s mine:


    1. Good teaser, sounds interesting!


  4. This sounds like a great series. Thanks for posting the synopsis along with your teaser.
    Mine this week is from Untying the Knot

  5. I tried to find a copy of the first in this series at my library, but they don't seem to have a copy. Lame. Guess I'll enjoy the story vicariously through you.

    Don't know anything about Tara, but from this teaser I think she and I would get along just fine. :)

    Here's my teaser for the week. Happy reading!