Tuesday, April 24, 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!


I've almost finished The Chessmen of Mars, which, while it isn't the last in the series (there are 5 or 6 more books, I believe) will be the last one that I'll be reading for now.  I've thoroughly enjoyed the series so far, but it's time to move on to something else.

Tara and her companions have escaped their captivity, only to be captured by yet another previously unknown race of Martians who are determined to keep them as slaves.  Many believe that Tara is a Corphal (a witch) and are afraid of her, but some are not so blinded by superstition.

The Tease:
 "I-Gos laughed, "Terror turned your heart to water," he replied; "and shame your tongue to libel.  This be no Corphal, but only a woman of Helium; her companion a warrior who can match blades with the best of you and cut your putrid hearts.""
 -The Chessmen of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

What's your Tease?


  1. I won't be reading this one.

    Here's our two teasers this week: http://www.ourstack.blogspot.com/2012/04/tuesday-teasers-catch-me-and-list.html

  2. Thanks for sharing your teaser.

    You can find my TT here:

  3. That is very Burroughs! I remember I-Gos.


  4. Ooh, sounds like an interesting one :)


  5. I haven't read any of Edgar Rice Burroughs's books, including this one, but I loved your teaser anyhow. Sounds like a fascinating series.
    My teaser is from A DIFFERENT KIND OF FOREVER Sandy's Teaser