Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.
And these are the rules:
- Grab your current read.
- Let the book fall open to a random page.
- Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
- You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
- Please avoid spoilers!
This week, my teasers come from page 167 of Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth:
From his magnificent palace at Nineveh he could look out at a world that was prostrate at his feet. His storedhouses [sic] were overflowing with booty; his foes were conquered, the rebel chiefs dragged behind his chariot or fastened to his gates with rings through their jaws like dogs.Ah, it's great to be king!
I should probably point out that the copy I'm reading is a bound galley, so the published version may differ a bit (and, hopefully, the typos and misspellings will be corrected).