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Teaser Tuesdays: Cold Magic

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 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that others can add the book to their TBR Lists!

My pick for this week is Cold Magic by Kate Elliott. I’m catching up on this series so I can read Cold Fire, the next in the series which I got from Netgalley last week, and releases in the U.S. on Sept 26th. Cold Magic has been slow going so far. It’s a long, complex book, and I’m short on brainpower these days!

Here’s the excerpt from Chapter 5:

We who call ourselves Kena’ani made our fortunes and solidified our sea-trading networks because there were a few things we did particularly well with the aid of gods–back when our people believed in gods–and with the connivance of the natural world, which must be understood and manipulated so as to harness its power. Some say the Kena’ani are a godless, spiritless, magicless people who will sell our swords and souls for money and will trade anything, even our honor, as long as we make a profit by doing so. They can say what they want. We know how to keep our secrets. We know what information we are willing to share, what we’re willing to sell, and what we will never reveal.

Bee and I learned that lesson young: it’s easier to get away with things you’re not supposed to be doing if no one suspects you can even attempt them. Tell no one. Not ever.

What’s your Teaser Tuesday pick?

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  1. Great Teaser, I haven’t heard of this book but your quote makes it sound interesting. New Follower. =]
    Here is my Teaser for this week. =]

  2. An interesting teaser. Am not familiar with this series. Thanks for visiting me yesterday!