Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Wolfsbane by Patricia Briggs

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 is from Wolfsbane by Patricia Briggs. This is the follow-up to her first book - Masques. She wrote this one a while ago but, because of the poor sales figures for Masques, didn't think it would ever be published. It is another epic fantasy title.

Description: Shapeshifting mercenary Aralorn leads a dangerous existence. Now she must return home for her noble father, the Lyon of Lambshold, has passed away. But when Aralorn and her companion Wolf arrive, they find he's not dead, but ensorcelled by the ae'Magi, using him as a conduit to destroy Aralorn and Wolf. She must overcome this mysterious mist or fall to the blackest of magic.

She lowered her voice and continued in a whisper. "It is said the Her laughter when he died was so terrible that all who heard it perished."

"Then how did anyone know that She laughed?" Wolf asked.

She poked him harder. "Don't ruin the mood."


  1. Interesting teaser. Is this a new series by Briggs?

  2. Great teaser! I like it. Wolf seems like a funny character.

  3. i just read Masques last week. I really like the character of Wolf.

  4. LOL good one!


  5. LOL, but he's right, who would know?

  6. An excellent question. If all who heard perished, how would they know what it sounded like? Good one! *g*

  7. Here is my teaser from Witchgrass: A Pipe Dream by Dave Wilkinson (Page 1):

    Most gardeners hate witchgrass. Of all weeds it is one of the most persistent and adaptable. Any small piece of rhizome left in the soil can become an aggressive plant ready to take over the plot. Witchgrass is hard to pull. Roots are deep, and break off easily. Any part left in the ground will grow again. Farmers say the species isn't even good as hay, not as good as timothy or alfalfa. Some call it quickgrass.

    Early New England colonists blamed evil people for this garden invader. In the seventeenth century villagers would speak this way:

    "The surly woman living alone on her dead husband's estate. She goes into the woods and consorts with the Devil. Signs his book. Fornicates with him. Eats mushrooms. She and the Devil send witchgrass to harass the virtuous and the Godly. Let us hang this witch and seize her rich farm."

  8. Sounds like a perfectly logical question to me! Great teaser. And that's quite a cover, too!

  9. Ha ha! That sounds good! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  10. She's so humorous. This book sounds good! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. I laughed when I read the part of the poke and "don't ruin the mood." Will have to come back to see how it ends with the review.

    Doing the Distant Hours and uncovering the secrets & lunacy of the Blythes....

  12. Good one here's mine

  13. I just finished listening to my first Patricia Briggs' book "Moon Called" and it was really good. Great teaser!

  14. Nice teaser! I ordered this for the library, and it should be pretty popular! :)

  15. I enjoyed this book, and I really look forward to anything by Briggs :)
    Thanks for visiting.


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