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!
Since reading my first Elizabeth Chadwick novel just over three years ago, I have been slowly working my way through her backlist, savouring each new read, and trying to draw out the experience as long as possible, knowing full well there will come a day where I won't have anything new to me to read while I wait for each new book to be written.
At the moment, I am reading The Conquest, set around 1066, the time of the Norman Conquest of England. The teaser comes from pages 321 and 322:
Benedict said nothing. They entered the stone coldness of the church, standing amidst but aloof from the May Day celebrations, the hall of God, so different from the vast, starlit hall of the Goddess. He had worshipped at the altar of one; now he came to do penance at the altar of the other, and his heart was stone within him.
Elizabeth Chadwick's next book, To Defy a King is due to be released in the first half of next year. I really have only one question in relation to it. Is it May yet?