Monday, July 1, 2013

Teaser Tuesday - Theft of Swords, by Michael J Sullivan

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'm currently reading Theft of Swords, Volume One of the Riyria Revelations, by Michael J Sullivan.  In this scene, Thrace -- the young woman who hired Royce and Hadrian to help her protect her village from a fearsome beast -- has accidentally killed the beast herself, putting the church of Nyphron in the unique position of being forced to recognize her as the heir to the throne of a new empire that the church is secretly trying to form.  Bishop Saldur and Luis Guy, an officer of the church, discuss how they can use this situation to their advantage.

The Tease:
""She will make the perfect figurehead," Guy said.
Saldur looked up, picturing the future.  "An innocent girl linked with a mythic legend.  Her beautiful name will be everywhere and she will be loved."
The bishop paused and thought.
"What is her name, anyway?""
 -Theft of Swords, by Michael J Sullivan
What's your Tease?