Monday, April 2, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - Thuvia, Maid 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!


In the fourth book in the Barsoom series, the focus switches from John Carter and his beloved Princess Dejah Thoris, to their son Carthoris who is deeply in love with the Princess Thuvia of Ptarth.  But several other princes are also vying for her hand, and when Thuvia is kidnapped, the resulting chaos may throw the planet back into civil war...

The Tease:
 "Without another glance in the direction of Astok she (Thuvia) turned, and taking Carthoris' proffered hand, moved slowly toward the massive marble pile that housed the ruler of Ptarth and his glittering court.
Beside the pimalia stood Astok, his dark eyes narrowed to mere slits of hate beneath his lowering brows as he watched the retreating forms of the woman who had aroused the fiercest passions of his nature and the man whom he now believed to be the one who stood between his love and its consummation."
 -Thuvia, Maid of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

What's your Tease?


  1. Intense teaser!

    Here's ours, we have two today:

  2. Interesting teaser!

  3. A classic sci-fi story. This book is almost 100 years old -- can you believe it? Great teaser.
    My teaser is here: Sandy's Teaser

  4. I read these years ago. Here is mine:


  5. Wow, very intense! I cannot believe it is nearly 100 years old!CarolynBrown-Books