Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by MizB @ A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can join in: just choose some teaser quotes from your latest read to share. (Just be careful to avoid spoilers - nobody likes spoilers!)
My teaser this week if from a book I finished over the weekend: The Falconer by Elizabeth May. It’s a Historical Fantasy with some Steampunk elements thrown in, and I HIGHLY recommend giving it a go if you haven’t read it already. It’s the first book in a trilogy, and thankfully the second book is due out soon! So, onto the teaser…
“What’s so funny?”
Kiaran straightens. “When you picked up that pistol, I never expected you to shoot me.”
I smile and laugh, too. “Didn’t you always say never to draw a weapon unless I intend to use it?”
“So you do listen to what I say.”
“When it suits me.”
“That might have amused me this time, but try it again and I’ll break your pistol.”
I match his stare. “Break my pistol and I have about fifteen other weapons that will do the same job.”
His grin is slow, downright seductive. “I knew it since the say I pulled you out of that river.”
“That you would always challenge me.”
-- The Falconer, by Elizabeth May -- Page 214 - 215 --
Title: The Falconer
Author: Elizabeth May
Series: The Falconer, #1
One girl's nightmare is this girl's faery tale
She's a stunner.
Edinburgh, 1844. Eighteen-year-old Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, has everything a girl could dream of: brains, charm, wealth, a title—and drop-dead beauty.
She's a liar.
But Aileana only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. she's leading a double life: She has a rare ability to sense the sìthíchean—the faery race obsessed with slaughtering humans—and, with the aid of a mysterious mentor, has spent the year since her mother died learning how to kill them.
She's a murderer.
Now Aileana is dedicated to slaying the fae before they take innocent lives. With her knack for inventing ingenious tools and weapons—from flying machines to detonators to lightning pistols—ruthless Aileana has one goal: Destroy the faery who destroyed her mother.
She's a Falconer.
The last in a line of female warriors born with a gift for hunting and killing the fae, Aileana is the sole hope of preventing a powerful faery population from massacring all of humanity. Suddenly, her quest is a lot more complicated. She still longs to avenge her mother's murder—but she'll have to save the world first.
-- As seen on Goodreads
I hope you liked the teaser! Would you read the book based off of it?
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