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!
My teaser this week comes from The Dark Rose, the second book in the Morland Dynasty series by Cynthia Harrod Eagles. I read the first book a few months ago and really enjoyed it. Where the last book focused on the period during the War of the Roses started, this one is set during Henry VIII and features many of the names from that period that are still famous, or in some cases infamous, even today. My teaser comes from page 362:
The night wore on, and they sat quietly, barely pretending to sew any more, waiting for dawn when they could hear mass again, wating for the light to steal into the little chamber, waiting for the last day to reak. When the sky had grown pearly outside, and there was a new smell in the air, the poignant, heart-breaking smell of morning, the Queen lifted her head wearily and said,
" Do you remember Calais? It was growing light when he came."