Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Prophecy

This week my teaser lines come from Prophecy, S.J. Parris' follow-up to 2010's Heresy. Both books are historical thrillers set in Elizabethan England, and centered around the renegade monk and philosopher Giordano Bruno. I read the first book in the series last year and really enjoyed it, so I've been looking forward to starting this new adventure ever since I heard it was coming. This quote shows up about midway through the book, much farther along than I've read so far. And since it's taken from the ARC, please remember that the finished copy may differ slightly.
She is about thirty years of age, not beautiful but with a kind, open face; Dee depends on her utterly and has joked that I must never think of marrying unless I can find another woman like Jane. I have the greatest of respect for her; there are not many wives who would tolerate a house filled with the smell of boiling horse dung and the best of the household income going on manuscripts and astronomical instruments. (p.205)
Well, I might put up with the manuscripts and astronomical instruments. But either the horse dung or the husband would have to go!


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizB at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or take part yourself, just head on over to her blog.

And please feel free to leave me a link to your Teaser Tuesday post in your comment here.

21 comments:

  1. Good teaser -- and sounds like he found a soulmate.

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  2. I am intrigued by your teaseer! I have to check it out!

    Here is my Teaser Tuesday: Therapy by Sedastian Fitzek post!

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  3. Oh, I think everything but the horse dung...LOL

    Thanks for sharing. Fascinating teaser....

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  4. Good teaser! I might have to look up this series. I agree about the 'orse dung, though.

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  5. Love a historical thriller. Sounds good! Here's My tease

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  6. I'm with you...the horse dung would need to go!

    Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesdays_15.html

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  7. Total agreement...the horse dung would have to be miles away.

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  8. A historical thriller is a new genre for me. This book sounds both interesting and fun.

    Thanks for stopping by the Quirky Girls Read teaser post.

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  9. Great teaser! but I'm with you... the horse dung would have to go.

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  10. Yeah, it takes a special wife to put up with that.

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  11. I assume one's nose would get used to the..ergh, boiling horse dung, after a while?

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  12. So beautiful until it got to the horse dung.

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday_15.html

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  13. Nice teaser. I had always meant to read the first book but still haven't. You can see my teaser here.

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  14. I'd have to say no on the horse dung as well. Great teaser! My blog

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  15. Oh I think this! Thanks for the teaser. :O)

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  16. Lived with the smell of cow dung in Tibet... it was dried up and used for kindling fire. Not smelly once dried ;)

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  17. I've heard a lot of great things about this one! Enjoy.

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  18. I wouldn't put up with the horse dung either. Manuscripts could be fun though.

    Here's mine: http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday_15.html

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  19. I saw this one and thought that I really want to read it. (and I'm with you, the horse dung would definitely have to go!) Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I think both would need to go.
    Ann

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