Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Shadow of the King by Helen Hollick

This week my teaser is coming from Shadow of the King by Helen Hollick, which is the third and final book in the Pendragon's Banner trilogy about King Arthur, he of the knights of the round table fame.

I actually finished this book today, and these two teasers comes from very near to the end of the book, but seemed like good teasers as soon as I read the passage.

As long as there is someone willing to tell the story and another eager to listen, a man such as you will be forever remembered. Though they may forget what you did and why, and they may mistake the minor parts played by others in the tale.

And then a few sentences later:

"But none shall forget your name," Gwenhwyfar said on a quiet, tear caught breath. "None shall forget the man who was the Pendragon. Arthur. My King."

Teaser Tuesday is host by Miz B at Should Be Reading. Head on over to find out all about it, and how to join in!

Just for fun, I thought I would share some of the covers for Shadow of the King, including the latest UK and US covers.

37 comments:

  1. A series I haven't started yet! (but I own the books). Hummm another category for the series posts: series I own but haven't started reading.

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  2. Who is this? Great teaser.
    CMash

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  3. These are both good teasers! Thanks for visiting my blog.

    -JL
    An Avid Reader's Musings

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  4. OMG, I am crying already!! I have put off reading this because I don't want to lose my Arthur!! But lately it's been calling to me from the shelf. It wants me to finish the story. I absolutely loved the first two books of this trilogy.

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  5. These look good! I haven't heard of them before.

    Mine are here -

    Manga Maniac Cafe

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  6. These aren't the books I usually read, but I do love a series :) It's nice sometimes to have more books about people you get attached too after reading one book about them.
    Thanks so much for visiting my TT!!

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  7. I'm not much of a historical reader. Maybe I should start! I like light cozy reading.

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  8. Great teaser, the first one specifically. Love all the covers too!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/07/teaser_12.html

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  9. What a great teaser! I have this book waiting for me, and I can't wait!!

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  10. I haven't heard of this series, but I love anything King Arthur related. Will have to check these out, especially after such great teasers!

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  11. Very intriguing...thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  12. Great teasers! I have yet to read a book about Arthur, but looks like I need to pick this one up!


    My teaser is here.

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  13. And she was right. We've remembered both their names for a long time now.

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  14. Great Teasers!!! Sounds like a good read

    Thanks for visiting my blog

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  15. Sounds intriguing. That's sure some variety of covers! I hope you''ve enjoyed the book. Here's my Teaser for the week.

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  16. Also sounds like a great quote to live by too

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  17. I don't usually read this type of book, but I teach the "original" King Arthur story.

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  18. Great teasers; I really enjoy King Arthur so I will have to check this series out. Enjoy!

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  19. Great teaser. It's been ages since I've read a fantasy book - that looks very tempting!

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  20. Great teasers!!

    My teaser this week is from an ARC of Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt.

    Happy reading :)
    ♥Isalys

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  21. That is a wonderful teaser!

    Mine is here, if you want to take a look: http://abookblogofonesown.blogspot.com/2010/07/teaser-tuesday-1272010-blonde-roots.html

    Greetings,
    Tiina

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  22. Book Soulmates, no matter what cool ARCs I have there are still others that I would always be wanting, like Elizabeth Hoyt!

    Kylie, this version of the Arthurian tales isn't really fantasy. It is more straight historical fiction.

    Christina/Book Addict, I really enjoyed the whole trilogy.

    Forgetfulone, it would be interesting to hear your class.

    Kaye, it is interesting to have a look at the evolution of covers over the years.

    Book Sake, the first book in the series is called The Kingmaking.

    Audrey, I am a big series fan, as my last couple of TSS posts attest.

    Lady Q, I waited a while to read the final book as well, and it was different to what I was expecting but it was good.

    Beth F, another category would be series I would like to start reading that I don't own any of yet. How long would that list be! lol

    Thanks to everyone for stopping by my TT post.

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  23. I haven´t heard of this series before, but the teaser sound interesting. I especially like the first one! :)

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  24. Oh. I must add this to my wishlist. Thank you for stopping by. Pussreboots.

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  25. I don't read much historical fiction, but I do love books about King Arthur and his knights. I'll have to take a look at this series. Thanks for the great teasers!

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  26. I loved this series. Great teasers.

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  27. Love the second teaser, this is a series that I've been meaning to start on. Thanks for the reminder!

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  28. Wow!I love all the four cover!

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  29. I used to be very into Arthurian stories so thanks for a little trip down memory lane :)

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  30. Wonderful teaser - what gravity those few lines have!

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  31. such an amazing teaser! such few words say so much. great choice!

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  32. Ooohh-- very nice teaser. Definitely going to track down this book at the library now. :) And thanks for visiting my teaser!

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  33. I'm still sad that the series is over. I love seeing all the different covers.

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