Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan

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!

She turned to Lizanne, gesturing at the box. "Tell me what you see."

Lizanne moved to the box as Jermayah stood back, her practiced gaze drinking in every detail in a few seconds.
This week my teaser comes from The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan. I got the eARC for this new fantasy series from NetGalley. Here is the description from Amazon:
Throughout the vast lands controlled by the Ironship Trading Syndicate, nothing is more prized than the blood of drakes. Harvested from captive or hunted Reds, Greens, Blues and Blacks, it can be distilled into elixirs that bestow fearsome powers on the rare men and women known as the Blood-blessed.

But not many know the truth: that the lines of drakes are weakening. If they fail, war with the neighbouring Corvantine Empire will follow swiftly. The Syndicate’s last hope resides in whispers of the existence of another breed of drake, far more powerful than the rest, and the few who have been chosen by fate to seek it.

Claydon Torcreek is a petty thief and an unregistered Blood-blessed who finds himself pressed into service by the Protectorate and sent to wild, uncharted lands in search of a creature he believes is little more than legend. Lizanne Lethridge is a formidable spy and assassin facing gravest danger on an espionage mission deep into the heart of enemy territory. And Corrick Hilemore is the second lieutenant of an Ironship cruiser whose pursuit of ruthless brigands leads him to a far greater threat at the edge of the world.

As lives and empires clash and intertwine, as the unknown and the known collide, all three must fight to turn the tide of a coming war, or drown in its wake.


  1. Ooo... this one sounds absolutely cracking! I saw it on NetGalley and restrained myself with some difficulty. And am now regretting it *sigh* Hope you're enjoying it. This is my TT

  2. I saw the blurb for this a couple of weeks back and was curious... might have to pick it up!

    My teaser this week is from Mira Grant's RISE:

  3. This is high on my list. I have print & audio, and I'm not sure which way I'll go.

  4. Not my usual read, but I am intrigued by the adventures and the intensity. Enjoy! Here's mine: “FLIGHT PATTERNS”

  5. What did she see? Hahah nice teaser!
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  6. Ooh intriguing! That's a new to me one! Hope you enjoy the rest!

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  7. I know a few people that would love this book.

  8. I am so in love with the cover!!!! High fantasy is a hit or miss with me but this one sounds great! I'm adding it to the list. :)

  9. I love the cover! And the teaser sounds good! :D

  10. I occasionally read fantasy and have seen the author's books praised. I like the cover and the blurb... will be on the lookout for it, thanks.


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