Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly blog hop hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. My book for this week is Lian Hearn's Across the Nightingale Floor, an Asian-influenced Fantasy novel about two young people caught in a destructive feud between noble houses. This quote comes from Page 4.

"I told myself they
had run away:

My mother had taken
my sisters to the
safety of the forest.

I would go
and find them
just as soon as
I had found out

who was screaming."

It's a simple novel which I've just finished reviewing. It's heavy in foreign tropes, and wouldn't be a bad introduction to Japanese Fantasy, even though Hearn is Australian.

Everyone is welcome to Teaser Tuesday. The rules are as simple as:
• Grab your current book
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• Avoid spoilers! Don't give too much away or you'll ruin it for the very people you're suggesting it to.
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers


  1. A bit freaky... nice teaser choice. Love the cover.

    Here's mine: http://tfwalsh.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/teaser-tuesday-ruby-red/

  2. Someone on a quest to join his/her mother and sisters ... sidetracked by screaming. Sounds like a good plot.
    My teaser this week is from Table for Five by Susan Wiggs.

  3. Wow that teaser sure got my attention. Sounds great!

  4. I hope it isn't one of the sisters screaming.

    Great teaser. Please check out my teaser.

  5. I've read this book, and enjoyed it. BTW you were speculating if the floor was magic, and nightingale floors were constructed in Japan as security devices. Nails would rub against clamps so that it would chirp to alert anyone if people were walking over it. Pretty cool!

  6. Oh I remember that scene. Good one.

  7. Ooo, I wonder who is screaming.

    Here's my TT.

  8. Screaming, hmmm? I think I'd be running for the "safety of the forest" too! Great teaser!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  9. Screaming does catch your attention. Thanks for visiting my blog. Scalzi does do some strange and humorous things.

  10. Sounds interesting. I hope they work out what the screaming is all about. Thanks for visiting earlier.

  11. Sounds exciting--interesting teaser! Thanks for stopping by ours earlier!

  12. She/He sounds conflicted (I don't know why but my first impression was that this was a girl).

    Thanks for visiting my blog!



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