Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Teaser Tuesday - Dragon Prince, by Melanie Rawn

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 decided that in 2013, I'm going to spend some of my time rereading a few of my old favorites, and so last week I started one of my favorite fantasy novels.  Many people don't care for it, feeling that it is poorly written, plotted, and that the characters and themes are unoriginal.  I don't understand those people.  I love this story, and I love the characters, and while it might not be perfect, it's pretty darn close in my mind.  For a good number of years, Prince Rohan - in spite of, or maybe because of, his flaws - was the perfect man in my eyes and definitely my first Book Crush.

Last week I took our Tease from Chapter 1, where we were introduced to Prince Zehava, the grand Patriarch of the desert.  This week, let's meet Sioned, a young Sunrunner destined to marry Zehava's son Rohan.

The Tease:

"When Sioned was three years old, the death of her parents left her brother Davvi, her elder by twelve winters, Lord of River Run.  Within a few years he married...but the new Lady of River Run was the possessive sort...Thus she purchased Sioned's entry into Goddess Keep. 

There she found companionship among the other students and knowledge enough to feed her ravenous appetite for learning.  The small oddities that her sister-by-marriage derided as "fey" turned out to be indications that she had the faradhi gift and could become a Sunrunner. 

Not everyone who west to Goddess Keep became faradhi, and Lady Andrade did not tolerate arrogance among those who could, or envy among those who could not.  But there were certain distinctions involved in becoming a Sunrunner: the rings of earned rank and periodic visits to the grove of pines near the keep. 
In the year 693, when Sioned was sixteen and had earned the first silver circle on her right middle finger, she went to this place where, if her talents were strong and the Goddess was disposed to revelations, she might glimpse her future."
 -Dragon Prince, by Melanie Rawn
What's your Tease?


  1. I quite like this book too!!! Been a long time since I read it.

    mine: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/3212/

  2. Sounds very interesting, enjoy!


  3. Melanie Rawn is one of those authors I've been reading to read more by, but haven't yet. I really need to change that.