Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Teaser Tuesday: The Moth and the Flame by Renée Ahdieh

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.
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 Moth and the Flame by Renée Ahdieh.

The Moth and the Flame –
G. P. Putnam’s Sons

He could supposedly charm the skirts off a girl with nothing but sly words and flippant promises.
At the memory of such tales, Despina stifled a laugh.
Impossibly ridiculous. Removing clothing involved a great deal more than words.
— Chapter 1

It was an easy room to find. The only one with a guard posted outside the door.
— Chapter 5

Authors who write extended short stories about my favourite supporting characters have a sure-fire way to make me love them forever. And Despina and Jalal have been two of my absolute favourite not-main-characters of 2015 in The Wrath and the Dawn. And now I get to read their story and also get to know them better before the new full book is published in April. It is not essential information to understand the main story, but I like this extension of the story universe. In every story with well-developed characters these need to have a back story. And if the author is willing to share them, I won’t discourage it.

What is your favourite character extension story if you have one? Share them along with your teasers in the comments!


Karen and Gerard said...

"Ambassador's Blade" by Sarah J. Mass for sure is my favorite background story.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your TT - and you're right - there are characters you yearn to know more about. I personally think Lois McMaster Bujold's 'The Mountains of Mourning' giving us greater insight into her amazing Miles Vorkosigan is a standout addition. This is my TT today - a paranormal murder mystery...

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