Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: The Islands of Chaldea by Diana Wynne Jones

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!

"As you know,: he said to us—all of us, though I think he spoke chiefly to my aunt—"ten years ago the magicians of Logra cast a spell on our islands of Chaldea so that no one from here, however hard they try, can get to Logra." He nodded to the Priest, who was so grimly eager to speak that he was sidling in his seat.
This week my teaser comes from the eARC of The Islands of Chaldea by Diana Wynne Jones. She left this standalone, fantasy manuscript incomplete at her death in 2011 and the story was finished by her sister Ursula Jones. Here is the description of this April 22 release:
Aileen comes from a long line of magic makers, and her Aunt Beck is the most powerful magician on Skarr. But even though she is old enough, Aileen's magic has yet to reveal itself. When Aileen is sent over the sea on a mission for the King, she worries that she'll be useless and in the way. A powerful (but mostly invisible) cat changes all of that—and with every obstacle Aileen faces, she becomes stronger and more confident and her magic blooms. This stand-alone novel is a perfect introduction to the novels of the beloved Diana Wynne Jones. 


  1. Interesting tease! Totally new to me! Hope you're enjoying it!

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  2. Interesting, and the cover is too!

  3. what an interesting back story about how the book was finished. Sheri


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