Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Tuesday Intros 11th August

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea where bloggers share the first paragraph or two of the book they are currently reading/thinking about reading soon.

Ann:
The Essence by Kimberly Derting
He approached respectfully, cautiously. Warily.
She'd always been capricious, his queen. But of late, she was nothing less than unpredictable.
He knew why, of course: the new queen of Ludania.
He waited twenty paces from the throne, as was customary. She would speak first. Until then, his lips remained tightly sealed.
When at last he heard her voice - like the chords of a song, lovely and melodious - he knew her mood. Tolerant. Magnanimous.
Yet he couldn't suppress the trepidation that always quivered in his belly during these brief encounters.


Clare: 
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
We only have a few hours, so listen carefully.
If you're hearing this story, you're already in danger. Sadie and I might be your only chance. 
Go to the school. Find the locker. I won't tell you which school or which locker, because if you're the right person, you'll find it. The combination is 13/32/33. By the time you finish listening, you'll know what those numbers mean. Just remember the story we're about to tell you isn't complete yet. How it ends will depend on you.

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14 comments:

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Two great beginnings! In The Essence, I'm intrigued by how attuned the character seems to be to his queen's moods. And Rick Riordan really intrigued me in his opening to The Red Pyramid. Both books sound good.
My Tuesday post features THE LAND OF MANGO SUNSETS.

Ann Stone said...

The Essence is a really well written book I am loving it. Thanks for reading our blog.

Beth F said...

The Riordan book called to me more -- enjoy them both!

Literary Feline said...

These are both very tempting openings. I love the cover of The Essence. I have yet to read anything by Riordan, but I know his books are quite popular. I especially want to continue after reading his intro! I want to find that locker!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I haven't read either author, but I am very curious. Riordan is one I've been curious about for a while.

Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “X: (KINSEY MILLHONE BOOK #24)”


Clare Stone said...

I have only just started it but I loved the Percy Jackson series and that first paragraph is definitely drawing me in to the story! Thanks for visiting!

Clare Stone said...

Its a very similar opening to the one from the Percy Jackson series in a lot of ways and it definitely brings you into the story! Thanks for visiting

Clare Stone said...

I definitely recommend reading Riordan, I held off for ages because of the hype but his books live up to the hype. X sounds very thrilling, I haven't read any Sue Grafton, I shall have to look up the first in the series! Thanks for visiting

Kay said...

I've read both these authors, but not these books. Loved both of them. Thanks for sharing them!

Clare Stone said...

I have read The Pledge trilogy before, I know Ann is struggling with it a bit but I really enjoyed it so I would definitely recommend it. And I love Riordan's writing so I hope I enjoy The Red Pyramid! Thanks for visiting

Vicki said...

I like the opening of The Red Pyramid very much and would keep reading!

Clare Stone said...

I think once I really start reading I'll be lost to the world with that one! Thanks for visiting!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'm not familiar with this author, and I'm thinking they probably are not for me. I hope you like them though.

Clare Stone said...

I'm really enjoying The Red Pyramid so far. Thanks for visiting

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