Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Teaser Tuesday: The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
To 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, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa.

The Iron Traitor –
Harlequin Teen

When Keirran went back into the Nevernever, I knew I hadn’t seen the last of him. Still, I had no idea how entangled my life would soon become with his, and how he would be the catalyst…for the end of everything.
— Chapter 1

A thin, pale figure stood a few yards away, perched atop the wooden privacy fence surrounding the lot, silhouetted against the night sky. He stood in profile so that he faced me from the side, and one large, pale eye peered down at me from a narrow face.
— Chapter 8

Who doesn’t love a world-dooming prophecy to set the tone for a book series? Me, that’s who. Well, not really true ... because if it weren’t for that prophecy there wouldn’t be any Call of the Forgotten books to continue the story of a certain former winter prince (and his queen, of course) even if they’re mostly pretty decoration. The new cast is quite acceptable as well and I enjoyed the first book a lot. Maybe not as much as the original series, but I’m curious enough about the fate of the Nevernever and its inhabitants to keep reading. And dang it, I hope that prophecy is just you messing with your readers, Julie Kagawa! I like mind-bending prophecies quite a bit (hence my love for anything Percy Jackson), but at the moment I don’t see how this isn’t spiralling towards said “end of everything”.

What’s your take on prophecies in books? Do you try to figure them out before you continue reading or do you let the plot come at you? Share your thoughts and teasers in the comments.


Chene Sterckx said...

Great Teaser! I really need to get to this series sometime soon!

here is my Tuesday Teaser from Dangerous Depths by Karen Amanda Hooper if you want to check it out

Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

I love those books :) Great teaser. http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie/2013/11/teaser-tuesday-14_26.html

Kirsty-Marie Jones said...

Most Fae type books go way over my head, haha. But I love Kagawa's Blood of Eden series. I'll have to try these though! Great teasers! :)

Heres mine

Kirsty @ StudioReads

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I love the description in your Chapter 8 teaser. That large pale eye sounds creepy!

Valentina Cano said...

I've only read the first in this series, but this one does sound good ;)


Tribute Books Mama said...

Enjoy! your read, good teaser.


Jenny @ Book Sojourner said...

Great teasers. I loved The Iron Traitor. I love this whole series. Enjoy!

Here's my teaser:

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