Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Dragon in Exile by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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!

His brother's lifemate was found in the so-called "ruckus room,"  with the heir. Mother and child were on the floor; the child crawling in energetic circles; the mother observing progress, and offering the occasional dry comment on form.
This week my teaser comes from Dragon in Exile by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. This is the eighteenth book in the Liaden Universe series which just keeps getting better and better. Here is the description from Amazon for this June 2 release:
Star-trading Clan Korval—known to Terrans as the Tree-and-Dragon Family and to the locals simply as "the Dragon"—has been convicted of crimes against the homeworld. No matter that one of the "crimes" consisted of saving the elitist planet of Liad from very real internal threats, the Council of Clans wanted Korval heads to roll. Unfortunately for the Council, the Dragon's allies conspired to impose a milder punishment for saving the world: banishment, rather than execution.

Now relocated to the free-for-all world of Surebleak, the Dragon is under contract to keep the Port Road open to all traffic, and to back the New Bosses in imposing law and order on a society originally based on larceny and assassination. This modest rustication is going surprisingly well, until Korval discovers that the enemy they'd sought to destroy. . .wasn't quite destroyed, and is more determined than ever to eradicate Korval.

While the banishment killed no one initially, many of Korval’s trading allies are spooked, and some are reneging on ancient agreements, leaving the Dragon to make its own way. The clan’s efforts to stealthily recruit new allies is going haywire, and a secret death toll is rising even as the clan’s adherents endure increasing exposure to danger and deceit off-world.

To make matters worse, an active portion of Surebleak's native population liked the Old Ways just fine, and are conspiring to take the New Bosses—and the Dragon—down, and are sure they have the firepower and people to do it.

The exiled Dragon has to make an urgent choice—accept an alliance with criminals or face down each and every enemy in person, one by one.


  1. Wow! Eighteen book in the series? Must be good.
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  2. Interesting! And wow 18th in the series?! I think the most in one the series I've read was 13 books. Three actually tied at that number!

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  3. Omg 18 books in one series? I thought Harry Potter was big... I like the sound of the teaser although I don't think this is one for me! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week and that I see you at ABEA!
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  4. Woow. 18 books in the series?? The most I've read only has 13 books as of now and will be releasing another book this June. This must be really good. :D

  5. This is a long series. Your teaser sounds interesting. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. Wow so many books! I hope you enjoy.

  7. 18 and going strong is quite a feat, Kathy! Your teaser made me laugh, too, I remember when my kids started crawling and how we would comment on their form as well :)
    Have a great rest of the week and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  8. 18th in the series! Wow, you do enjoy this series. I've been able to follow a couple of longer ones. Most of the time I forget after about the 5th. But some I watch closely for the next!
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  9. I'd like to hear those comments :p

    And like all the others, woah, 18 books? The only series I follow that faithfully would be the Discworld ones, and you don't have to read them in order (wait, and Agatha Christie and The Cat Who... - so mysteries, I guess?)


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