Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Teaser Tuesday 1/7/14: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Yes! I promised myself I'd be back to doing Teaser Tuesday this year, so here is your first teaser of the year!
  • 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 
Today's teaser is from Steph's current read: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. I've actually only just started this book, which was recommended to me by a friend. I'm kind of on a Fantasy-genre roll right now, having just reread Crown of Midnight as well as the Seven Realms series! 

Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)Goodreads Synopsis:

In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power—brutally transforming their subjects' lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:

Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.

Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country impoverished—and finds himself the leader of a people's revolution centuries in the making.

Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Magnus: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, a firstborn son begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword. . . .

The only outcome that's certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

Your Teaser:

“You mean to kill me to avenge your brother’s death.” Her throat thickened with fear.
His expression tightened. “No. My goal today doesn’t include such a pleasure as that. Your friend here, on the other hand, might find that today is his last.”
                “Cleo, are you deaf?” Nic snarled. “I told you to run!”

--Falling Kingdoms, pp. 182 of 293 (ebook edition)


I haven't even read that far in the book where the teaser is yet, so I'm excited for what's the come!

1 comment:

  1. The young princess has a great name ;-)

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