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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: Book of 1,000 Days, and Daughter of the Forest

The meme hosted by Should Be Reading, so stop by and check out her blog!

To participate:
  • 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!

This week's teasers are oddly enough both retellings of rare fairy tales (the first, a retelling of the Grimm's "Maid Maleen", and the other a retelling of "The Six Swans").

from Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

The sky no longer seems breathlessly huge, but feels to press down on me. Perhaps I'm just afraid of the uncertainty to come. When I'm moving on a journey, the ending is still unknown and possibly wonderful. But once I arrive, it's hard to keep imagining.

The sword rose above me. I looked up at it, silver against blue sky, and I was fool enough to think, Isn't that pretty? Silver on blue. I held my breath while I waited for the blade to drop.

and from Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

Three children lay on the rocks at the water's edge. A dark-haired little girl. Two boys, slightly older. This image is forever in my memory, like some fragile creature preserved in amber. Myself, my brothers. I remember the way the water rippled as I trailed my fingers across the shining surface.

I did not dance at the betrothal, but I moved among the folk there, and kissed Eilis's rosy cheek and told Liam I was glad for him. My red eyes must have betrayed my true feelings, but in the smoke and the torchlight, after somewhat more ale than he was accustomed to take, Liam didn't seem to notice.


  1. Great teasers! I love your header, btw.

  2. OMG OMG I love Daughter of the Forest!

    Book of A Thousand Days is on my TBR, can't wait to read your review for it. :-)


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