Teaser Tuesday is a meme held over at Books and a Beat.
To participate, all you have to do is:
• 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 Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Series: The First Empire #1
Publisher: Del Rey (June 28, 2016)
Length: 432 pages
“Before you — before all of you — sits a hero of the clans, a man who refused to die when a bloodthirsty Fhrey demanded a Rhune’s life on a whim. Here is a hero who for one brief, wondrous moment struck a blow for the dignity and freedom of us all. Raithe, son of Herkimer, of Clan Dureya!”
He took his seat while the men in the hall clapped their bowls against the tables, drumming their approval . . .
“Are you crazy?” Raithe whispered.
“They liked the story.”
“But it’s not true.”
“Really? I remember it exactly that way.”
A big man with a shaved head and a curly black beard stood up. He was taller than Raithe, and there were few people who fit that description. He wasn’t merely tall. He looked as solid as an ox.
“Bollocks,” he said, thrusting his chin out and pointing a finger at both of them. “So you have a pretty sword. So what? What does that prove? You don’t look like a god killer to me. I’m Donny of Nadak, and you look like a pair of liars hoping for a free meal.”
His words silenced the room, an uneasy void interrupted only by the pop and hiss of the fire.
Raithe looked over at Malcolm and whispered, “See. This is the problem with your plan. There’s always going to be a Donny.”