Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #11: The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle


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

This week I chose...

Title: The Alchemist of Souls
Series: Night's Masque #1
Author: Anne Lyle
Pub. Date: March 27th, 2012
Publisher: Angry Robot

My Teasers:
The door of the tavern opened, and the taproom fell silent. Four men came in, wearing dark blue livery, scarlet cloaks and steel breastplates and helmets, and bearing pole arms with long blades that glinted in the candlelight.

When Tudor explorers returned from the New World, they brought back a name out of half-forgotten Viking legend: skraylings. Red-sailed ships followed in the explorers’ wake, bringing Native American goods--and a skrayling ambassador--to London. But what do these seemingly magical beings really want in Elizabeth I’s capital?

Mal Catlyn, a down-at-heel swordsman, is seconded to the ambassador's bodyguard, but assassination attempts are the least of his problems. What he learns about the skraylings and their unholy powers could cost England her new ally--and Mal his soul.

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If you go HERE, you can read an extract of the book!

Also check out The Merchant of Dreams, the sequel to The Alchemist of Souls, which will be released in December 2012.


What are you teasing us with this week?

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  1. Oooh, interesting :D It sounds very fantasy-ish, and I really like fantasy. Haha. Here's mine: Faye's TT

  2. Ooh very nice! Very visual too! Great tease!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. What?? I haven't heard of this book and I LOVE Angry Robot! I'm definitely checking this one out.

    (& I notice you watch Asian drama! Yay!)

    My TT!

  4. Oh, wow, that sounds like an exciting book!

  5. Nice teaser. I love that cover! Thanks for sharing!