Monday, September 17, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - Shadow of Night, by Deborah Harkness

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!


This week I've just begun a new book, Shadow of Night, by Deborah Harkness.  This is the second book in the All Soul's Trilogy.  Matthew and Diana have safely time-walked back to the year 1590 and arrived in England as planned.  After a few days settling in, Matthew makes an attempt to find a local witch to teach Diana how to control her constantly changing powers.

The Tease:
 "A true witch can relight the fire, open the pages of the book, and stop the bell from ringing.  She is a wonderful creature in the eyes of God."
Widow Beaton paused for dramatic effect, and her milky eye rolled in my direction.
  "Can you perform these acts, girl?"
"I'm not sure," I confessed hesitantly."
 -Shadow of Night, by Deborah Harkness

What's your Tease?


  1. Rolling milky eyes sounds kind of creepy! My teaser is from a mystery this week.

  2. I just finished this and I absolutely loved it. Even though I wanted to smack Matthew and Diana a couple of times for being so pigheaded. But it fit to their characters so I shouldn't complain so much. :)

    I'm teasing Sarah Rees Brennan's Unspoken this week.

  3. Not our kind of book but hope you are enjoying it!

    Here's ours for this week, a YA read and a non-fiction about Tony Danza's teaching experience:

  4. That makes me want to read the book and be a witch! Thanks for sharing, this sounds like my kind of book :) I'm a new follower!
    My Teaser
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  5. Great teaser! My Mum is a massive fan of the first book and I definitely need to borrow it if it's anything like this.

    My teaser is here if you'd like a look :)

  6. I'm not a big fan of witch books but it's an interesting teaser for sure.

    Here's ours, it's a 3 for 1 deal! =)

  7. An intriguing teaser.

  8. Time travel and witches. Not the kind of book I usually read, but this one could change my mind. Good teaser.
    My teaser is from HOLLYWOOD BEGINNINGS.

  9. Very dramatic and kind of funny ...