Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tour of Italy Teaser Tuesday: Mistress of Rome

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!

I'm still on my reading tour of Italy, and this week I'm in ancient Rome! So far I have really enjoyed the books I've read on this tour. I'm halfway through this one and it's very good so far. The gladitorial games play a huge part in this book, and I thought this passage from page 30 was very striking:

Mistress of Rome     They cheered, they shouted, they screamed praise down on his head like a stinging rain. They threw coins, they threw flowers, they surged upright and shrieked his name. They stamped their feet and rocked the marble tiers.
     It was only then that he wept, standing alone in the great arena surrounded by the bodies of five women and a thousand downward-drifting rose petals.


  1. Love those historical novels! Nice teaser.
    Mine is from a new culinary mystery.
    Crunch Time

  2. Great teaser! I think the only gladiator book I have ever read was Ben-Hur. I'll have to look into this one. My teasers are from The Restorer by Amanda Stevesns and Nickel Plated by Aric Davis. Happy reading!

  3. Woah! That's an intense teaser. Good though.

  4. Great! It even rhymes a little. ;) Here's mine: http://readhanded.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesdays_26.html

  5. Wonderful teaser. This makes me want to check it out!! Girl, no more book buying!


    Here is my Teaser Tuesday: THe Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly post!

  6. That last sentence breaks my heart. And what a smart idea to fully immerse yourself in one subject, location, or genre. I too enjoy this approach. For me lately it's been the Middle East.

    My TT is for the new Book 1 in Ken Follett's new trilogy--"Fall of Giants". Link: Summit Musings

  7. The author has a nice cadence going there but why five women's bodies, I have to wonder.

    My Bookshelf


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