Teaser Tuesday: Charon’s Claw (The Neverwinter Saga, Book III) (again)

Teaser Tuesday post for 10 February 2015
from Charon’s Claw (The Neverwinter Saga, Book III) by R.A. Salvatore

Charon's Claw by R.A. SalvatoreHis eyes blurred as if he was looking at the world suddenly through a haze of fire.

And in his mind, he heard the elemental's confusion, its anger, its desire to destroy and consume, and a sense of particular hatred...for him.

 

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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!

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Teaser Tuesday: Charon’s Claw (The Neverwinter Saga, Book III)

Teaser Tuesday post for 3 February 2015
from Charon’s Claw (The Neverwinter Saga, Book III) by R.A. Salvatore

Charon's Claw by R.A. Salvatore"There is no amount of pain, no amount of torture, that will put me beside Herzgo Alegni."

To her surprise, Dahlia realized that she believed him -not only that he intended as he said, but also that this grayish man was possessed of inner power great enough to do as he had just claimed.

 

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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!

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BookBlogWriMo – Days Nineteen, Twenty

BookBlogWriMo.  Book Blog Writing Month.  Created by “Book Bumblings” as a book bloggers’ version of NaNoWriMo.  I found it through “Shattered Hearts Reviews“.

Day Nineteen – TBR (To Be Read) Books

(reread) Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

(reread) Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Beowulf as translated by J.R.R. Tolkien

Five Kingdoms:  Rogue Knight by Brandon Mull

Five Kingdoms:  Crystal Keepers by Brandon Mull (to be released March 2015)

Storm Siren:  Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber (to be released June 2015)

Neverwinter Saga:  Charon’s Claw by R.A. Salvatore

DEAD POET…Once Removed:  The Poetic Works of Walter J. Wojtanik (Volume I)  by Walt Wojtanik

There are, of course, many other books I plan to read, but these are the ones off the top of my head that I hope to read sooner than later.

Day Twenty – Best Books of 2014

While I read many good books this year, including most of the Harry Potter series (again), these are the only that I can identify as new this year, so they make my best of 2014.  They are also very good books, which is why Mull and Weber have sequels on my TBR list above.

Storm Siren by Mary Weber

Five Kingdoms:  Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull

The Fury Triad:  This Crumbling Pageant by Patricia Burroughs

The Reading List Archive – 2013

This is the archive of the books I read (or started) in 2013.  For the books I’ve read or am currently reading, check out The Reading List.
I’ll put an X behind those that I recommend and a XX behind those that I highly recommend. Books with one X will likely only be popular with those who are fans of the genre, while XXs are those I’d recommend regardless of genre preference.
106.  Dreamsongs: Volume I by George R. R. Martin (28 Dec 2013) – XX
—–A great collection of short stories.
105.  The Thief of Always by Clive Barker (21 Dec 2013) – XX
———-Read:  My review of The Thief of Always
104.  Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It by Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake (6 Dec 2013) – X
—–Interesting, but rather repetitive.  I guess that’s to be expected when the book is trying to convince us that it’s a mostly usable roadmap for a national U. S. cyber security policy.
103.  Knife of Dreams (The Wheel of Time, book 11) by Robert Jordan (7 Nov 2013) [re-reading to review- still highly recommended as part of this series]
———-Read:  My review of Knife of Dreams
102.  Hunting Ground (Alpha and Omega, book 2) by Patricia Briggs (30 Oct 2013) – X
———-Read:  My review of Hunting Ground
101.  Cry Wolf  (Alpha and Omega, book 1) by Patricia Briggs (21 Oct 2013) – X
———-Read:  My review of Cry Wolf
100.  On The Prowl by Patricia Briggs, Eileen Wilks, Karen Chance, & Sunny (7 Oct 2013)
—–Other than “Alpha and Omega”, which kicks off Briggs’ series, I found nothing worth reading in this book.
———-Read:  My review of On The Prowl
99.  Crossroads of Twilight (The Wheel of Time, book 10) by Robert Jordan (7 Sep 2013) [re-read to write a review – still highly recommended as part of this series]
———-Read:  My review of Crossroads of Twilight
98.  The Cleric Quintet by R. A. Salvatore (23 Jul 2013) – X
—–A great early book by Salvatore, but not likely for non-fantasy readers.
[read Head First HTML & CSS, 2nd Edition in between Winter’s Heart and The Cleric Quintet]
97.  Winter’s Heart (The Wheel of Time, book 9) by Robert Jordan (6 Jun 2013) [re-read to write a review – still highly recommended as part of this series]
———-Read:  My review of Winter’s Heart
96.  The Candy Shop War: Arcade Catastrophe by Brandon Mull (29 May 2013) – XX
———-Read:  My review of Arcade Catastrophe
95.  The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull (19 May 2013) – XX
———-Read:  My review of The Candy Shop War
94.  The Path of Daggers (The Wheel of Time, book 8) by Robert Jordan (19 Apr 2013) [re-read to write a review – still highly recommended as part of this series]
———-Read:  My review of The Path of Daggers
93. Tomb Seven by Gene Snyder (9 Apr 2013)
—–Tomb Seven was fairly predictable, with little worthwhile action.
———-Read:  My review of Tomb Seven
92. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. (31 Mar 2013)
—–While this story had some interesting parallels to the non-fiction book “How the Irish Saved Civilization”, it was very slow going, and a bit difficult to follow at times.
91.  Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (22 Feb 2013) – XX
———-Read:  My review of Beautiful Creatures
90.  A Crown of Swords (The Wheel of Time, book 7) (20 Feb 2013) [re-reading to write a review]
———-Read:  My review of A Crown of Swords
89.  Labyrinth by Kate Mosse (2 Feb 2013)
—–Slow going.  Couldn’t get into this one.  Was like work to get through it.
———-Read:  My review of Labyrinth
88.  The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card (28 Jan 2013) – X
—–An interesting system of magic, a young protagonist, but not a young adult book
———-Read:  My review of The Lost Gate
87.  The Legend of Drizzt Anthology, The Collected Stories by R.A. Salvatore, Edited by Philip Athas (22 Jan 2013) – XX
—–A collection of short stories centered around Drizzt and the Companions of the Hall, as well as a few focused on Jarlaxle and Artemis Entreri.
86.  A Memory of Light (the Wheel of Time, book 14) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (10 Jan 2013) – XX
———-Read:  My review of A Memory of Light

Teaser Tuesday: The Chaos Curse

Teaser Tuesday post for 3 September 2013:

“What have you done, fallen priest?” the confident vampire asked.

 Those last two words echoed in the dean’s thoughts like a damning curse.

from “The Chaos Curse”, Book Five of The Cleric Quintet by R.A. Salvatore

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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!

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Teaser Tuesday: The Fallen Fortress

Teaser Tuesday post for 27 August 2013:

Vander stirred and propped himself up on his elbows; Cadderly’s enchanted wall of fire came down, to reveal Pikel sitting comfortably on the stone, munching a leg of mutton he had opportunistically pulled from his pack and roasted in the magical flames.

 “Oo,” the green-bearded dwarf said, hiding the meat behind hid back when he noticed Cadderly’s amazed expression.

from “The Fallen Fortress”, Book Four of The Cleric Quintet by R.A. Salvatore

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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!

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Teaser Tuesday: Night Masks

Teaser Tuesday post for 20 August 2013:

“Not ‘the ghost’, the victorious assassin replied to the dead form, “just ‘Ghost’.”  He sat then to finish his drink.

from “Night Masks”, Book Three of The Cleric Quintet by R.A. Salvatore

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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!

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Teaser Tuesday: In Sylvan Shadows, again

Teaser Tuesday post for 13 August 2013:

“He dropped the bow and took up the book, closing it and grasping it tightly in both hands.
‘This is not what you hand in mind when you gave this to me, ‘ he admitted, as though he were addressing Headmistress Pertelope, then he slammed the heavy tome on the back of Dorigen’s head, again dropping her flat to the ground.”

from “In Sylvan Shadows”, Book Two of The Cleric Quintet by R.A. Salvatore

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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!

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Teaser Tuesday: In Sylvan Shadows

(I’m a couple days late this week because I’ve been painting and redecorating my daughter’s bedroom while she’s been away at camp.)

Teaser Tuesday post for 6 August 2013:

“Your perceptions of the world will change often as you grow,” Pertelope said quietly, so that the others would not hear.  “And while the words in the book remain the same, your reading of them will not.  Deneir’s heart is a poet’s heart, and a poet’s heart drifts with the shadows of the clouds.”

from “In Sylvan Shadows”, Book Two of The Cleric Quintet by R.A. Salvatore

 

 

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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!

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Teaser Tuesday: Canticle

I found, through Story Treasury, the Teaser Tuesday ‘event’ hosted by MizB on her blog Should Be Reading.  Sounds interesting, and provides me with a prompt so I’ll try to participate weekly.  Below are the guidelines for Teaser Tuesday:

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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!

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So, here’s my first Teaser Tuesday post, 30 July 2013:

“Ivan hit the loose-swinging door with a terrific impact, jolting it free of one of its hinges.  Cadderly’s fears were proved true, for several fiery explosions went off in rapid succession as Ivan crossed the threshold.”

from “Canticle”, Book One of The Cleric Qiuntet by R.A. Salvatore