Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Knight's Castle

This week my teaser lines come from Knight's Castle by Edward Eager. It's one of the books I've been reading for the Young Readers 2011 Reading Challenge. I don't know how I managed to miss reading this book and its sequel, The Time Garden when I was a child - they're exactly the sort of books I've always loved, full of fantasy and magic and history and humor. This snippet comes from page 20 of the paperback edition, and has Roger (one of the four main characters; the others are his sister Ann, and their cousins Eliza and Jack) finally realizing that his ancient lead soldier may be more than just a toy:
The old one reached out his small metal hand and pinched Roger hard. For such a small pinch it hurt quite a lot.
"Ow," said Roger. And then he knew...."Oh Old One," he said...."You are magic."
"Light dawneth," said the Old One.
I know that's a lot more than two lines. Sorry, but I couldn't figure out where to cutteth.

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.


  1. Good Morning Sweetie...
    A precious share. I think I would love reading these myself, and then could pass them on to the grands. I will be checking into these.

    Thanketh you for sharing sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  2. Oh, it sounds awesome! Like you said, full of magic, history, fantasy, etc.

    Here's mine:


  3. Sounds like this one has a lot going for it.

  4. Ha, great teaser! And I like your comment 'cutteth'. Very cute! My teaser is at Coffee Table Press

  5. Light dawneth? Is it my imagination, or was that sarcasm?

    I wouldn't worry about going over two lines. I don't think I've stuck to that in MONTHS, and Should Be Reading hasn't come after me with the meme police or anything..;-)

  6. My son loved these when he was small...I never even knew about them until I had him. There are a lot of books I discovered only after having a small person of my own.

    Here's my TT: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesdays_25.html

  7. A cute teaser. I have never heard of this book or its sequel.
    My blog

  8. Pinch with a metal hand, big or small, it will hurt!


  9. cover reminds me of the same artist who drew for Roald Dahls books.

    Tis ok to not cutteth and letteth runneth overeth. ;)

  10. I hope you enjoy your book. Check out what my Tuesday Teaser is.

  11. I loveth the way you readieth for us.

  12. Thee didth a goodth job with the teaser today. Thanks for thy visit to My Reading Corner today.

  13. Happy Teaser Tuesday!!! My teaser this week is for Mistwood by Leah Cypess which is currently discount on Amazon for only $6.50 for a new hardcover copy!!! I posted a link to the price! Finally, a great fantasy book that really feels like the older fantasy novels written by favorites like Tamora Pierce and Sharon Shinn!

    Emma Michaels

  14. Like the light dawneth bit. LOL

    Mine is here:

  15. That sounds like a book my brother and I would have loved as kids, I'm sad our library didn't have it!

    You can find my TT here: http://ksbooks.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/teaser-tuesday-28/


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