Teaser Tuesdays (7)

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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


I could not believe it. I was standing face-to-face with the man most responsible for the pain and suffering inflicted upon our family, the cruel monster, the hearthless beast who had slain noble Hector and Troilus and Polydorus, a mere child, and so many of Troy’s defenders. And now Penthesileia. I glared at him, my eyes piercing him in my stunned amazement. He did not seen affected by it, reacting by momentarily avertising his gaze from my stares but then resuming his glances.

“A princess – of Troy,” he slowly repeated next. “How much do you suppose Priam would pay in ransom for you?”

~ p. 110 Polyxena: A Story of Troy by H. Allenger


  1. Interesting teaser!

  2. I’ve read this book, do you like it so far? Great teaser! And thank you for visiting my bog

    • Yep, I really like Polyxena: A Story of Troy. I thought it was interesting to see the story of Troy told from a female’s perspective for once.

  3. Sounds like a great journey back in time, thanks for sharing.

    Here is my teaser.

  4. Hello Majanka,

    Great, intense, emotional teaser lines and I love the cover art, very poignant and wistful.

    I assumed that this would be an epic read (don’t quite know why), but on checking it out I see it is only just over 400 pages. Totally manageable and now added to my wish list.

    Thanks for the recommendation

  5. Such intense situation.
    Thanks for coming by my blog.

  6. Hi Majanka,

    Thanx for stopping by at my blog and for the comments.Your teaser is interesting too.Must get hold of the book sometime.

  7. This sounds like a very interesting read.

    Here is my teaser for this week.

  8. Great teaser! Mine this week comes from Rock Bottom by Erin Brockovich, for anyone who may be interested. Here’s the Link. Thanks for stopping by today.

  9. Wow what a fantastic teaser. I haven’t heard of this book before but you make it sound good.

  10. May I have your book? That’s how much I like your Teaser.


  11. He sounds so evil :O thanks for stopping by my blog.

  12. Now I have to get this one next. I love the excerpt you posted.

    Troy… the fall of Troy…

  13. Love your teaser! This books sounds amazing 🙂

  14. This sounds like a good read!

    Here is my Teaser Tuesday: Silent Partner by Jennifer Chase post!

  15. Ooh, sounds good! I’m fascinated by Greek history and myth! Maybe I’ll check this out for the historical fiction challenge.

  16. This sounds like a delicious read! I’m learning so much about different reading tastes by participating in Teaser Tuesdays. Am trying to decide if your teaser is straight historical fiction or more out there . 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by to check out my historical fiction choice at Summit Musings

  17. Ooh this sounds so good. I want to read!! LOL
    You can find mine at The Bookish Snob

  18. I love stories about Troy…thank you for sharing!
    I’m a new follower^^

    Mysteriousbooks my teaser

  19. Wow, what a great teaser! I’ve always been interested in stories of Troy, but this book is new to me so I’m glad I stopped by today- I can now add it to my list!

  20. Those are some crazy names! Thanks for stopping by our blog today.

  21. Donna/BLHmistress says:

    I hadn’t heard of this book but this is definitely my type of book – love books about Troy and all associated with it.

    You should read Acheron its probably my favorite book, but warning its very hard to read emotional wise. I lot of peeps didn’t like it because of that. Thanks for stopping by my blog

  22. Great teaser! I have this on my wishlist.

  23. I loved the movie troy and most greek mythology. this book definitely goods. thanks for passing by my blog!

  24. I like that! sound like a interesting book.

    Thanks so much for stopping by On the Bookcase

  25. Sounds like Greek tragedy novel style–might be kind of interesting.

    Tossing It Out

  26. That’s an awesome teaser! I love Troy. I might be adding this to my TBR pile soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  27. I love Greek mythology. I’d never heard of this book before. Your teaser intrigues me…I have to read this! TY 🙂

  28. I’ll have to check this book out.

  29. Oooh. I’ll have to see if this book measures up to Marion Zimmer Bradley’s The Firebrand. Nice teaser.

    Thanks for dropping by mine! 🙂

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