Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (5)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Another teaser this week from George R.R. Martin's series! :) Spring Into Reading really has me racing through these books and I'm absolutely loving it! (I've even started the watching the HBO series) :D 
A Storm of Swords (p. 404)
              - George R.R. Martin
"Down in the square, a thrown stone caught the captive on the cheek, turning his head. Not the Kingslayer, Arya thought, when she saw his face. The gods had heard her prayers after all." 
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  1. Another good one from A Song of Fire and Ice series! Love the show but I have got to start reading these books!

    You can check out my teaser here: agreatescapebookblog.blogspot.com

  2. I haven't read anything by him yet, but this books sounds nice :)


  3. My brother is reading the book series and my husband is watching the TV series. He's not a reader :)

    I have the series on my kindle. Might have to read them soon.

  4. "The Song of Fire and Ice" series is not for everyone, especially those who cling to the Tolkien model as the only appropriate approach to the genre. Nor will it do much for the Salvatore set, or the frothing hoards of Robert Jordan devotees. Martin takes a very different approach here, one that relies on the reader wanting to be defied and challenged by events and characters and on the reader's indulgence for moral ambiguity.
    There are very few characters in this book who can be called objectively evil. No evil sorcerers in black towers wringing their hands and enslaving his subjects. No glittering pure heroes destined to triumph. And absolutely no status quo. Characters speak and act like real people, with conflicting motivations and subjective morality, and without the common deux ex machina overtly saving the day.