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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Grass for His Pillow

Teaser Tuesday 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 away too much. You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!
The Tales of the Otori is a trilogy set in an alternate Japan. While very much like the Japan we learn about in the history books, the people in this series tend to believe in myth and magic a little more. And there's a hidden tribe of assassins that totally reminds me of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. I started reading the second book in the series and very much appreciated the listing of characters in the beginning of the book so I could refresh my memory on just who was the bad guy, who was the good guy, and who was yet-to-be-determined. Takeo, adopted son of an Otori lord, now finds himself an orphan as he is taken to join his rightful family among the secretive and deadly Tribe. Worst of all is the separation from his love, Kaede, the beautiful heiress with a deadly reputation of her own: every man who desired her ends up dead.

Here's Teaser:
" 'Men die easily.' Kaede's voice was flat. 'From the prick of a needle, the thrust of a knife. You taught me that.' "- pg. 7, Grass for His Pillow: Tales of the Otori, Book Two by Lian Hearn.
What are you reading? 


Shari said...

These books sound really interesting. Hope you are enjoying them. Here is my teaser:
Have a great week!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This sounds intense!! Your header is sooo cute!

Anonymous said...

Sounds intense! I'm curious. Going to have to check the books out.

Thanks for sharing!

Cherie Reich said...

Oh, wow! I haven't heard of these books, but I like the teaser. I'll have to keep them in mind. :)

Jenny Q said...

Great teaser! This series sounds really good. I love Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon!

Beth said...

OoOoOOOoo....that sounds cool! Is it good so far?

Fireflywishes said...

That's definitely creepy! Love the teaser! I've never seen the whole movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, just parts, but it's not really my style.

Glad you're enjoying the second book in the series though!

April @ My Shelf Confessions

Kati R said...

Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by mine.

Pooch said...

Quite a saga with a humbling teaser. Good choice.


Christine Rains said...

Oh, intriguing teaser. I have to be in the mood for such stories, but I eat them up when I am.

kaye said...

yes they do--thanks so much for stopping by today.

Rebecca said...

Great choice. Sounds interesting. Thanks for stopping by!

Rebecca @ Kindle Fever

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