Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Secrets of the Dragon Tomb by Patrick Samphire

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • 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!

If he'd had his way, Papa would have had his meals in his workshop, eaten them with greasy hands while he poked about machinery, and emerged into the sunlight only when some particularly interesting visitor turned up.
This week my teaser comes from Secrets of the Dragon Tomb by Patrick Samphire. I got this ARC from Macmillan. Here is the description from Amazon:
Mars in 1816 is a world of high Society, deadly danger, and strange clockwork machines. Pterodactyls glide through the sky, automatic servants hand out sandwiches at elegant garden parties, and in the north, the great dragon tombs hide marvels of Ancient Martian technology.

Twelve-year-old Edward Sullivan has always dreamed of becoming a spy like the ones he reads of in his favorite magazine, Thrilling Martian Tales. Instead, he spends his days keeping his eccentric family from complete disaster ... that is, until the villainous archeologist, Sir Titus Dane, kidnaps Edward's parents as part of a scheme to loot an undiscovered dragon tomb.

Edward and his sisters set out on a perilous pursuit across the Martian wilderness. Together they must evade Sir Titus's minions, battle mechanical nasties, and escape deadly Martian hunting machines. If they can't, they will never uncover the secrets of the dragon tomb and rescue Edward's family.


  1. I love MG fiction -- sounds like a good one.

  2. It sounds good. Not something I would typically read, but would certainly recommend to my grandkids. Thanks for sharing it! My Teaser

  3. Not heard of this one, so I hope you are enjoying it. :)

    My teaser

  4. Sounds like a good romp through ancient times (or tombs). Here's my teaser: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-16A

  5. OOh nice tease! For some reason this brings to mind Belle's father from Beauty and the Beast! Heehee!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. Sounds like a fun story for middle-grade kids, especially since the children must rescue their parents.
    My Tuesday post features JEWEL.

  7. Doesn't sounds like fun and yet it sounds fun to read. :-)

  8. Sounds spectacularly peculiar! I like that. And the quirky cover is fun too.

    Thanks for visiting my teaser and Happy New Year!

  9. That's such a typical father thing to do! But I'm a 100% sure there's much to that. Nice teaser.

    Thank you so much for sharing and for stopping by my post earlier. I really appreciate it. Happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  10. This book looks like a lot of fun! From your teaser, it sounds like it would be very appealing to middle graders. <3

  11. Ah, this looks like such a cute book! I love the cover. Nice teaser, thanks for sharing (:


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