Monday, June 4, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - The Seventh Scroll

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!


Over the weekend I posted a message to both Twitter and Facebook, asking my followers to vote on which book I should read next - either 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson, or Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds.  Then while I was waiting for people to vote I accidentally started reading The Seventh Scroll by Wilbur Smith instead...

Royan Al Simma is a beautiful, young Egyptologist who has just witnessed the murder of her husband, who was apparently killed for the information he possessed.  Together they had been translating a series of scrolls written by a slave nearly 4000 years ago which might lead to a fabulous treasure tomb.  Now the people who killed her husband are after her, trying to eliminate all information about the scrolls, and anyone who knows about them.

The Tease:
 "Holding the queen in her good hand she moved like a sleepwalker to her desk below the window.  Her PC was wrecked.  They had shattered the screen and hacked the mainframe with what must have been an axe.  She could tell at a glance that there was no information left on the hard drive; it was beyond repair."
 -The Seventh Scroll, by Wilbur Smith

What's your Tease?


  1. My husband loved this book, but I haven't read it yet. Nice teaser.

    Here's My Teaser

  2. I don't know this book but man that sucks. Axe to a computer wow

  3. I would be very upset if someone wrecked my PC like that!

    Here's ours:

  4. I love a thriller, this caught my eye.

  5. I haven't read this yet but I love a good thriller and when you add in the Egyptologist angle, the undiscovered treasure and a murder mystery to boot...I'm

    Here's My TT

  6. I've enjoyed books by Wilbur Smith in the past, but I haven't read this one. Gotta get it!
    My Teaser is from Toxic Torte.

  7. First time hearing about this book, is that sad? I'll be checking it out for sure now though!

    Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice :)