Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Cold Magic by Kate Elliott

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 (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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My teaser this week comes from the newest book by Kate Elliott - Cold Magic. This is the beginning of a new series which is a steampunk fantasy in an alternate world based on the geography of Earth but not the history. This is my first book by Kate Elliott and I am enjoying the rich language and history.
Bee and I learned that lesson young: It's easier to get away with things you're not supposed to be doing if no one suspects you can even attempt them. Tell no one. Not ever.
I also just came across a second quote that would be a good teaser:
Wouldn't it be easier to be dead than alone? Yet my heart beat too strongly to give up. What I felt was not precisely anger, nor was it blinding grief. It was something deeper, and more ancient, as determined as rock as rooted as the great trees whose spirits animate the forest.

I would not die for their convenience.


  1. Ooh, those two make me really think....

    Here's mine:


  2. Oh I like these - Now I HAVE To check this one out!!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is one book I really want to read! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  4. Very interesting teasers. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Those are both awesome teasers and from them it looks like this book is well-written. Sounds very interesting. I'm going to check this one out. Thanks for stopping by my teaser!

  6. Oh those were amazing teasers. Makes me want to rush out and buy the book. THanks for sharing :)

    Here's my Tuesday Teaser

  7. Great teasers! My friends often tell me it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission! So it kinda ties in with your first teaser.

    My teaser is up at Find the Time to Read

  8. Both are great!


  9. I'm glad you're enjoying it! They don't have this at the library, so I'm thinking I may just have to break down and buy it. It sound great :)

    Here's my teaser for the week: The Red Tree by Caitlin R Kiernan

  10. Great teasers! My TT from City of Ashes is here.
    From the Shadows

  11. Oh, goodness! This sounds interesting. I'm going to have to look into this…

  12. Great teaser! I hope you are enjoying Cold Magic! It sounds promising!

  13. I so want to read this book. I hope it gets a smaller, cheaper version soon.

  14. This one sounds great - adding it to my tbr list!

  15. Never heard of "steampunk" before - both teasers sound intriguing. Thanks for stopping by mine!

  16. Great teaser, Kathy! It makes me want to get this book and I am not really a steampunk fan....


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