Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Of Noble Family by Mary Robinette Kowal

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. 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!

The presence of an infant in any gathering offers all the substance for conversation one might require. 
This week I am spotlighting Of Noble Family by Mary Robinette Kowal. This is the fifth book in the author's Glamourist Histories. I discovered the series this past summer and have become sort of obsessed with them. Here is the description from Amazon:
Jane and Vincent have finally gotten some much-needed rest after their adventures in Italy when Vincent receives word that his estranged father has passed away on one of his properties in the West Indies. His brother, who manages the estate, is overwhelmed, and no one else in his family can go. Grudgingly, out of filial duty the couple decide to go.

The sea voyage is long and Jane spends enough time unable to perform glamour that towards the end of the trip she discovers that she is with child. They are overjoyed, but when they finally arrive at the estate to complete what they expect to be routine legal tasks, they realize that nearly everything they came expecting to find had been a lie. Also, the entire estate is in disarray, with horrifying conditions and tensions with the local slave population so high that they are close to revolt.

Jane and Vincent's sense of peril is screaming out for them to flee, but Vincent cannot stand to leave an estate connected with his family in such a condition. They have survived many grand and terrifying adventures in their time, but this one will test their skills and wits more than any they have ever encountered before, this time with a new life hanging in the balance. Mary Robinette Kowal's Of Noble Family is the final book of the acclaimed Glamourist Histories.


  1. Sounds like a powerful read, Kathy! No wonder you're captivated - EnJoy
    and thanks for checking in :)

  2. Wow, what a horrific scene! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy. Here's mine: “THE EXCELLENT LOMBARDS”

  3. I enjoy reading tales of this genre.

  4. That is so true. Babies steal the show:) Such a gorgeous cover too!

    My TT from Onyx Webb

  5. I think I have the first book. I need to go and check that out!

  6. The teaser made me smile! This sounds like an interesting book!


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