Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: The Time of Singing

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 "teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that others can add the book to their TBR Lists!

This week my teaser comes from a book I've wanted to read for a long time! Elizabeth Chadwick has become one of my favorite authors--I only wish more of her books were available in the U.S.! This one was recently released in the U.S., by the way, under the title For the King's Favor, and tells the story of Roger Bigod and Ida de Tosney, mistress of Henry II. I'm sharing two teasers this week. The first because it gives an early glimpse of Roger's personality and I just like the words. The second because I love Eleanor of Aquitaine...and I just like the words! (I dressed up as Eleanor for Halloween--click here to see!)

From page 22:

     "Go!" Roger bellowed to his father's serjeants as he overtook them and slewed Sorel across their path, sword drawn. "I grant you your lives but leave the baggage. Otherwise let this field be your grave."

From page 200:

     "Sons always leave you," Eleanor said. Her voice was hard and although her gaze held compassion, there was severity too. "Husbands are no better. Look to them for moments of joy, but do not invest your happiness in them, for they will squander it."

Got a teaser? Please leave a comment with a link to your post!


  1. Isn't EC awesome! And I love reading about Eleanor of Aquitaine too.

  2. Ah I remember these quotes! Good teasers :)

  3. We're fortunate in EC's books being readily available. I remember enjoying this one. Eleanor was quite a lady, that's for sure!

  4. Great teaser! Eleanor sounds both so wise and tragic in it.

  5. Hi!

    Love the teaser! I notice you have a history degree with an English minor. I have a masters in history and a bachelors in English. Both are the basis for a great education.

    Have a great one!


  6. Enjoyed the teaser but also wanted to say nice site! Who can resist a blog called 'Let them read books!' (I have a history degree too but have yet to combine it with my love of fictional writing. They've been too very different interests but that might be changing!)

    Will pop back when I have some cake (& a cup of tea, of course)

    My teaser this week is from 'The Standing Pool' by Adam Thorpe,

  7. Ohhhhh those were good teasers! I couldn't help but see your I <3 Jamie Fraser widget, I just started Outlander and am quite in love with him myself:)

  8. Interesting teasers! They make me very curious about the book. I have two teasers this week. My adult book teaser is from Play of Passion by Nalini Singh and my young adult book teaser is from Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Happy Reading!

  9. Eleanor was definitely one shrewd woman. Great teasers!

  10. Both are decent teasers!


  11. Wow! Those are some great teasers!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. Great teasers! I loved this book! And all the others I've read by EC :)

  13. Here is my teaser from Expiation by Greg Messel (page 1):

    My sudden and unexpected return to Seattle was about to trigger a chain of events which completely change my life. Three months from this date my career, my life in San Francisco with my daughter and everything I had known before would be radically altered.

  14. Great teasers! I'm looking forward to the Chadwick I have on my TBR!

    Thanks for visiting my teaser today!

  15. This sounds like a great one! Eleanor of Aquitane is one of my faves. Thanks for sharing!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries


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