Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Necessity's Child

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!

This week I took the time out of my reviewing schedule to read a new book by some favorite authors. Necessity's Child by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. This is the latest book in their Liaden Universe books. Here is the description:
Stirring SF adventure from master storytellers Sharon Lee and Steve Miller—#16 in the award-winning Liaden Universe® saga. Space ships, action, adventure—all tied together with a strong dollop of romance and clan intrigue – make this a compelling series for a wide range of readers, from romance to military SF lovers.

The kompani sees none as an enemy, and yet few as friend. The kompani exists in many places, living quietly in the shadows, thriving off the bounty that others have no wit to secure, nor skill to defend. Their private history is unwritten; their recall rooted in dance and dream.

The humans of Clan Korval is in many ways the opposite of the kompani.  The interstellar trading clan is wealthy in enemies, fortunate in friends. Korval protects itself with vigor, and teaches even its youngest children the art of war.

And when representatives of Clan Korval arrive on the planet Surebleak where the kompani has lived secret and aloof, it seems to the kompani that they are borne by the very winds of change.

Change can be a boon for in change lies opportunity. But the arrival of Clan Korval, establishing itself upon Surebleak with its friends, its enemies, and, most of all, its plans may bring catastrophe, changing the culture and the kompani, forever.

In this time of change, the lives of three people intersect -- Kezzi, apprentice to the kompani's grandmother; Syl Vor, Clan Korval's youngest warrior; and Rys, a man without a world, or a past.

Necessity's Child is a standalone adventure in the popular and exciting Liaden Universe®
"I am Syl Vor yos'Galan," he said, courteous and proper, as Terran custom did not consider clan affiliation to be part of one's name.

The man looked up, brown eyes bright. "Silver, is it?" he said interestedly. "Now there's a pairing you don't get every day. I'm Golden myself. Mike Golden."

Syl Vor blinked, the Terran words for a moment swirling out of sense—and then he blinked again, rehearing what the man had said, seeing the hint of smile at the edge of the big mouth.

"Was that a joke?" he asked sternly.


  1. Ha-ha....great teaser! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

  2. Hahaha, great teaser! I think I might have to look into this series. :)

  3. Haha! Nice!

    Enjoyed your other teaser too! For some reason the firewall on my work computer doesn't like that comment box, which is odd since I've commented on your blog there on this computer before. Technology can be so annoying!

    Great teases!!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. Lovely Teaser!!! Always love it when they make me laugh!! Hope you enjoying it so far!

    Here Is My Teaser!!


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