Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Teaser Tuesday - Rise of Empire, 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!


Since I finished Theft of Swords I've been itching to continue on with the story of Royce and Hadrian, so I started Rise of Empire, the second book in the series. In this scene, Amilia - recently a kitchen girl in the palace of the Empress Modina who has been raised to noble status to help train Modina to be a proper empress - worries that she might have an impossible job...

The Tease:
"Despite all the preparations, Modina simply was not ready.  The empress had only recently showed signs of lucidity and managed to follow directions, but no more than that.  In many ways she reminded Amilia of a dog.  Trained to sit and stay, a pup would do as it was told when the master was around, but how many could maintain their composure when left on their own.  A squirrel passing by would break their discipline and off they would go.  Amilia was not permitted on the balcony, and if anything unexpected happened, there was no telling how the empress would react.."
 -Rise of Empire, by Michael J Sullivan
What's your Tease?


  1. I feel sorry for Modina. It seems that she's not ready to be empress.

    My TT

  2. Poor Modina that's a lot of pressure on her. How are you liking this one? I've been wanting to read it.
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    Come see my Teaser Tuesday Post :)

    - Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  3. I have heard of these books. Never read it though.

    Mine: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/teaser-tuesday-the-great-hunt/

  4. I'm wondering what happened to the empress to cause her to be in such a state - and how Amilia will handle her. Good teaser.
    My Teaser is from