Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

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!

Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers.

Mortal Heart –
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
“... I propose an exchange. A trade, if you will. I will answer one of your questions, and you will answer one of mine.”
Before I can respond, Balthazaar butts in. “Or we could play the game my way: If you do not simply answer her question, I will run you through with my sword.”
— Chapter 34

“Thank you,” I whisper, unable to stop the tears that spring to my eyes.
“Oh no. Do not start leaking. Ismae, come over here and hug her so we can all pretend it never happened and get on with our lives.”
— Chapter 52

The assassins of the order of Mortain have taken a firm residence inside my reader-heart since the arrival of Ismae in book one. I find that I rather like series that are interconnected through the characters, even if the protagonist changes, if this connection is utilised to the effect that the former protagonists turned secondary characters add a special depth to the story. This third book executes this wonderfully even if there was not enough Duval for my taste. I like my men tall, handsome, and with a touch of mystery, true enough, but the dark and haunted part is not paramount. And I’ve possibly watched too many detective films in the past couple of weeks as I had more than founded suspicions quite early on ... definitely more than the not-damsel-not-in-distress. I also have open questions and I hope that this isn’t the absolute last we get to read about 15th century Brittany ... the author’s note does that something to the effect of story for another day!

Do you have a series where you hope for more books, even if the main part is concluded? Share them with your teasers in the comments.


Vonnie said...

Lol, they better answer her question.


Love Africa Book Club said...

The first teaser made me laugh. Glad you're enjoying it. I'm not big on series but if I find one that grabs my attention then I will read them all.
Here's my teaser

sherry fundin said...

Funny. Balthazar is no one to fool with.
sherry @ fundinmental My TT ~ Gone Before Goodbye by Nora Leduc

Tribute Books Mama said...

Yes, they better answer her.

Unknown said...

I could see that coming from Balthazar. LOL
The second one made me chuckle too. They aren't very sympathetic are they?

My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/01/13/teaser-tuesdays-95-growl/

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

Great TTs - and yes, to your Q.
The River of TIme series could have happily kept me reading a LONG time - and I just discovered there's a new addition pub'd last year that I'm now on the hunt for... [Lisa T Bergren author] medieval time travel etc - excellent.

Mine's audio suspense by the amazing Sibella Giorello

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