Monday, January 7, 2013

Teaser Tuesday - The Kingdom of Gods, by N.K. Jemisin

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 arrived, at last, at the third book of N.K. Jemisin's Inheritance Trilogy, The Kingdom of Gods.  Time has passed in the mortal world, and it seems that the Arameri power may be declining.  Sieh, one of the original godlings befriends the apparent heir to the throne, but is stricken with an unknown curse or disease that seems to be stripping him of his powers and making him mortal.  While trying to find a cure, he may have stumbled onto a vast conspiracy...

The Tease:
"One godling's mischief did not trouble me.  But if many of us were involved, conspiring across generations, implementing some complex plan, it was no longer mischief.
It was a revolt.
...That would mean a second God's war, worse than the first one.  This had been brewing right under my nose for fifty years, and I hadn't had a clue. 
Beyond me, in silent rebuke, the bloody sky went gradually black."
 -The Kingdom of Gods, by N.K. Jemisin

What's your Tease?


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