Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Tuesday Intro & Teasers: Prince of Thorns

First Paragraph - First Chapter - Tuesday Intro is hosted by Bibliophile By the Sea. So for this book meme, I just have to post the first paragraph of the first chapter of either a book I am currently reading or about to start.

I'm going to be focusing on a book which I have already started reading - Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence. This book has been on my wishlist for ages and seems to divide people - it's another one of those love it - hate it books. I am reading it with a group of other fantasy enthusiasts!

"Ravens! Always the ravens. They settled on the gables of the church even before the injured became the dead. Even before Rike had finished taking fingers from hands, and rings from fingers. I leaned back against the gallows-post and nodded to the birds, a dozen of them in a black line, wise-eyed and watching."
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading. So for this book meme, I have to randomly turn to a page (or two) and choose a sentence to post here to tease you all with. I'm combining the two book memes and using the same book for both.

My teasers:
"War is a thing of beauty, as I've said before, and those who say otherwise are losing". ~pg 35
"I woke up with that sudden convulsion you get when every muscle you own suddenly realises it's dropped off on duty". ~pg 118
Prince of Thorns: View on Amazon || View on Goodreads

What do you think? Would you keep reading?

26 comments:

  1. Must disagree with war being a thing of beautiful--war is HORRIBLE!

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    1. I'm with you. The character in the book who said this is the leader of a band of brothers and killing and war is what they do - he's a messed up individual!

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  2. I like that Ravens intro, but don't think, by the cover, at least, it's a book I would be drawn to. Hope that you love it Sarah.

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  3. The beginning is interesting.
    As to war, it's ugly. From what I've read here, this book is much deeper than I expected. I hope you are enjoying it.
    Here is my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/09/23/teaser-tuesdays-82-leaves-by-michael-baron/

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  4. I'd probably pass on that one. It doesn't seem like my kind of book.
    Today I'm featuring American Blonde by Jennifer Niven

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  5. I'm actually intrigued by the cover. how are you liking the book so far??

    Here is my Teaser Tuesday

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    1. I am liking it. Not a huge amount of world building which is one of my favourite things about fantasy books so a little disappointed at that. It's gritty and I'm not sure where things are heading but it's still holding my attention.

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  6. This looks like a good one. I can just picture the scene with the ravens.
    Here's mine Bear Heart

    Kay

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  7. Interesting cover and we all know you need to heed the ravens.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT - Life Under Examination by Aria T Glazki

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  8. It sounds like it will be good. I hope you do like it and I'll be curious to know what you think when you are done.

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  9. Sounds good. I love the second teaser line.

    Mine's at http://suziequint.blogspot.com/

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  10. I don't know if this is my kind of read, but I loved the excerpts. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “HELLO FROM THE GILLESPIES”

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  11. I like the intro but the teasers intimate that it is a love or hate type book! Thanks for visiting my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/teaser-tuesday-september-23/

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  12. Your teasers are fantastic! Everything about this book is inviting, the book cover, the book beginning, the setting; my husband would certainly enjoy something like this :)

    Travel Glasses | Chess Desalls

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  13. It's my favourite book and as such I obviously think it's beyond amazing. Having said that I wasn't too sure about it when I started reading it last year, either, but by the fifth chapter I was hooked. Enjoy the journey!

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  14. I really like the cover. But fantasy is not my regular genre. I could be persuaded, if it gets good reviews. I did read Cinder and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, and I liked them. Hope you enjoy and will come back to tell us about it.

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    1. I really want to read that series! One day!

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  15. I've had this one on my to-read shelf for a while too... gotta get to it sometime soon.

    Here's my teaser:
    http://www.owlcatmountain.com/2014/09/23/tuesday-teaser-september-23/

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  16. Just from the cover this looks like my kind of book. I think I might have to look this one up.

    Here's my TT: http://deweygirl.co.uk/2014/09/teaser-tuesday-y-the-last-man/

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  17. Sounds like this would be a great book club read!

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    1. I'm reading it with a group of people and it has brought up some interesting discussion.

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  18. I'm not sure I'd keep reading but I've sure seen this book reviewed on a lot of blogs. Enjoy your book. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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