Monday, April 9, 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...
(I love this passage - it almost sounds like it was written by Yoda!)

The Tease:
 "The morning of the second day of her incarceration in the east tower of the palace of Astok, Prince of Dusar, found Thuvia of Ptarth waiting in dull apathy the coming of the assassin.  She had exhausted every possibility of escape, going over and over again the door and the windows, the floor and the walls.
There was no escape."
 -Thuvia, Maid of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

What's your Tease?


  1. Wow! The author goes a long way to make you *feel* what Thuvia is going through. Awesome!

    Here's mine:

    sinn @ sinnful books

  2. I've never heard of these but your teaser really has me hooked. I'm going to look for them! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I haven't heard about these books, but they sound like good ones.

  4. I don't think I'd care for this one.

    Here's ours:

  5. Sounds pretty ominous. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier.

  6. Wow. Insanely suspenseful choice. ^_^ I'm definitely gonna give this book a look! Thanks!