Teaser Tuesday is an intriguing meme started by Ambrosia over at The Purple Booker.

All you have to do is:

• 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 Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Teaser Tuesday

I have waited too long to start the second volume of Juliet Marillier’s wonderful Blackthorn and Grim Saga, TOWER OF THORNS, but now that I have I’m loving it even more than Dreamer’s Pool – and that was an amazing discovery indeed.

In this new book, Blackthorn and her brooding companion Grim seem to have settled quite nicely in Darlriada, and both their lives appear more secure, but neither of them has forgotten the horrors of their pasts or the most recent terrible experiences as prisoners of Mathuin.  And Blackthorn still nurses her powerful need for vengeance.

But a new challenge faces them, that of a mysterious creature that haunts a nearby land with its anguished wails, so that the wise woman and her silent friend accept the task of trying to understand what it’s all about…

[…] the four of us set off together: the scholar and the monk, the so-called wise woman and… If this were an old tale, what name would I give Grim? The bodyguard? The companion? The protector, the keeper? The friend?  He was all of those and more.

This little quote highlight what is one of the most engaging elements in this series, the relationship between Blackthorn and Grim, something that seems to go even beyond ties of friendship and family, and is the truly fascinating core of the story.

21 thoughts on “TEASER TUESDAY

  1. I didn’t love the Marillier book I tried but this series- I don’t know, it looks really good! And I like that teaser a lot. I may have to give her another shot.

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    1. A friend to whom I mentioned this series told me she was quite disappointed by another one she read (might it be Daughter of the Forest? – I’m not sure…) but Blackthorn and Grim is nothing short of amazing. Looking forward to your impressions if you decide to try it! 🙂


      1. Daughter of the Forest was the one I read- or started – I never finished. But I hear so much about her world building and stories in general that maybe that one just wasn’t a good fit. I may try her again!

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        1. To say the truth, I looked at the synopsis for Daughter of the Forest and I felt no great “book vibes”, so it might not be the right book for me – and not just me… Blackthorn and Grim, on the other hand, are very special characters 🙂


  2. These books have been on my tbr for waaaay to long! Somehow, I’ve managed to read two of her books and neither were this series. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

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      1. Wow, high praise!! Now I definitely need to try it. And since the third book is out, I can just binge-read the trilogy some month soon! *fist pump*

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