teaser tuesday #100209

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!

Robin Hobb is one of my favourite fantasy authors and this is the first book in a new series that follows on from the Liveship Trader series (you should read that series first – it’s very good).  

“She already disliked both of them.  The man because he had no respect for Skymaw and was too stupid to understand her, and the woman, because she had seen the dragon and now she coveted her.”

The Dragon Keeper
Robin Hobb
Harper Voyager
69% on Kindle for PC.

Robin Hobb writes wonderfully and I have been looking forward to this series.  This book suffers a little from having to set up a complex story line for the rest of the series and I wonder if there is too much unnecessary information being used to pad out the story for commercial reasons.  I rated it 3/5 but I expect the books that follow to be much better.

21 responses to “teaser tuesday #100209

  1. Interesting! You just had me checking out our fantasy section in the home library to see if we had any Robin Hobb since I was sure we did (we did, eye level which is why I remembered :D) now I have more to read.

    With regards to the suffering from set up I find this is often the case in longer fantasy series. I found the same problems in David Eddings Belgariad series.

  2. I’ve heard good things about Hobb. I’ll have to check this one out! Thanks for sharing.

    Here’s mine, opening chapter of The Legend of Wolfboy – published anonymously by author in contract dispute w/ previous publisher. It begins publishing as it’s written this week. http://LegendOfWolfboy.com/ Reviewers can contact the site for a review copy before it’s public.

    Dusk was deepening toward another dark summer night and the chilly mountain air felt like frigid fingers running down their spines.

    A near-full moon began to peak through the majestic mountain pines that dominate the western slope of the California Sierra Nevada mountain range, adding to what was already an eerie atmosphere.

    “It was seven years ago today,” Ryan growled, his voice breaking the silence on this starless night, June 13, 1995. “The car radio said severe thunderstorms were threatening to hit the Sierras, but the Jacksons were set on going on their annual family vacation to Shaver Creek.”

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