Teaser Tuesday: A Beast For Norn (Dreamsongs, Volume II)

Teaser Tuesday post for 4 February 2014:

Dreamsongs, Volume II by George R. R. Martin

The Bronze Arena stood square in the center of the City of All Houses, at the point where sectors dominated by the Twelve Great Houses met like slices in a vast pie.  Each section of the rambling city was walled off, each flew a flag with its distinctive colors, each had its own ambiance and style; but all met in the Bronze Arena.

from “A Beast for Norn” from Dreamsongs, Volume II by George R. R. Martin


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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!



9 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: A Beast For Norn (Dreamsongs, Volume II)

  1. Beth F February 4, 2014 / 07:43

    I’ve read all the Game of Thrones books but not the Dreamsongs books … hum.

    • lorwynd February 4, 2014 / 20:59

      Dreamsongs (Vols I & II) are collections of his short stories and novellas from his early days of being published through his more recent history. There are some good stories in these collections. His exposition before each section of stories is also cool. He talks about what he was thinking about when he wrote them or how long some of them went unpublished, etc. Neat stuff.

    • lorwynd February 4, 2014 / 21:00

      He does take forever between books in The Song of Ice and Fire, but they are always worth it. Have you seen the image floating around of him holding a sign that says “Be nice to me or Tyrion’s next!”? At least he has a sense of humor.

  2. Sandra Nachlinger February 4, 2014 / 11:29

    Sounds like this author has created a unique world. I imagine the Bronze Arena is a dangerous place! Or do they all get along?
    My Teaser is from CAPE MAYBE.

    • lorwynd February 4, 2014 / 21:03

      He’s (partially) created an entire cosmos into which he’s injected most of his sci-fi short stories. They are set on and among various planets he’s imagined. As for the Bronze Arena, it’s a gladiator pit of sorts. Luckily, I suppose, the only gladiators are monsters more or less bred for the games.

  3. Literary Feline February 5, 2014 / 11:28

    I’ve read one of this author’s books so far and loved it. I can’t wait to read more by him. Thanks for sharing!

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