This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB over at 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 so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Court of the Midnight King
, Freda Warrington

"I don't understand anything south of the Trent," he said darkly. "Here, things are simple. I carry out the law with fairness and, I hope, good sense, and I ensure that all my subjects can feed and clothe themselves. What more is there? But no, in the south there are half a dozen factions trying to eat each other up with jealousy, hatred, and sorcery. God, I'm glad to be out of it."

"Yes, Kate, I'm sorry." His hand came out of the darkness and found hers, pressing it to the stone. His voice was husky. "That you endured such misery at the hands of my brother - tenfold what he caused Anne, for he wasn't so crazed then - I can't tell you how ashamed I am. But I must know what happened. This is why I wanted to speak with you alone. It's desperately important. I've heard some of it, so outlandish is surpasses belief. Would you tell me what really happened?"


  1. Interesting and way more then two sentences. Sometimes I cheat too =)
    As far as my teaser goes, the book's premise is that the American 'heroine' goes to England, to try and be taught how to be presentable enough for high society (& the Queen).
    So that is the similarity, hence the title, My Unfair Lady. I don't know why she is unfair, she is more untamed, IMO. She is fair as in pretty.. so it's just a twist on the becoming respectable enough for society. And definitely a romance so I am able to breeze like lightning through this one, and would be through with it if I read this weekend but I was too ill to pick up a book.
    Thanks for stopping by the ole blog. =)

  2. Sounds very interesting! I like medieval books.

    Here is my teaser:

  3. Hehe. I just can't seem to find a good single sentence most of the time!