Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can 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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My teaser this week is from Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn. This is the first in a new fantasy series. The product description says "Zoe Ardelay receives astonishing and unwelcome news: she has been chosen to become the king's fifth wife. Forced to go to the royal city, she manages to slip away and hide on the shores of the mighty river. 

It's there that Zoe realizes she is a coru prime ruled by the elemental sign of water. She must return to the palace, not as an unwilling bride for the king, but a woman with power in her own right. But as Zoe unlocks more of the mysteries of her blood-and the secrets of the royal family-she must decide how to use her great power to rise above the deceptions and intrigue of the royal court."

My teaser is from page 68:
Everyone had a gift to bestow; everyone had a lifespan to complete; the world would change whether you wished it to or not. These were among the immutable truths that she could not alter by weeping. She closed her eyes and finally managed to summon a haunted and unsatisfactory sleep.
Thus far, I am loving the story and the language in this one.

Just a reminder, US and Canadian followers! Don't forget to enter my ARC Giveaway at Inside of a Dog. The contest ends on Oct. 31. New followers are welcome to enter too.


  1. Sounds like an interesting new series. I've never heard of it, but I'll have to check it out!

  2. That sounds good. Did you enjoy it?
    My Teaser is from The Husband Tree

  3. Woza! That is some cover and what a poetic image of weeping with a summon of a haunted sleep.

    Great teaser.

  4. Excellent teaser! And it sounds like a really intriguing new series. Hope it lives up to the promise of that amazing cover!

    Here’s my teaser from Book of Shadows.

  5. Summoning sleep with a bitter heart is strong magic indeed. :)

  6. Nice teaser. I must keep an eye out for this one

  7. Love the teaser and cover from this book!

  8. Fab teaser and a great sounding book. Thanks for sharing. Fab teaser. I've not read any of this series yet. My two teasers are here

    Don't forget you can link your Steampunk reviews on this weeks Read My Review

  9. Oh!! I love Sharon Shinn's work and want to read this new one soooo badly! Thanks for the wonderful Tease!

    Here’s mine:

  10. Wow. That's a good one! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  11. She makes a very wise observation! This sounds like a great book - I might have to put it on my TBR list :)

  12. That does sound good, will look out for your review.

    My TT is from a horror.


  13. Sounds as though she's recovering from something..

  14. Interesting teaser! I hope that you're enjoying your book!

    Thanks for checking out my teaser!

    Claire :)

  15. I love Sharon Shinn! She's great with world-building and steady plots.

  16. I absolutely loved Troubled Waters. It's worth reading!


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