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Teaser Tuesday ~ The Women of Troy by Pat Barker

Teaser Tuesday ~ The Women of Troy by Pat Barker

The Women of Troy (Women of Troy #2) by Pat Barker, Trojan Horse, Romance, HIstorical, Retalleing, Mythology, Greek, Fantasy, War
I had Random.org select a page for me and it went with page 179.
Automatically, I picked up Pyrrhus’ cup and took it across to the side-board, though I was almost totally unaware of my surroundings. Again, I saw Pyrrhus put Priam’s ring on his thumb: the destruction of Troy summed up in that one casual action. But something strange seemed to be happening: I discovered I could still feel the ring on the palm of my hand – I had held it, briefly – as if, somehow, that fleeting contact had left a permanent trace. I know it sounds trivial, but it wasn’t. Not to me. It was one of those moments that I think everybody experiences – and they don’t have to be dramatic- when things begin to change; and you know there’s no point ruminating about it, because thinking isn’t going to help you understand. You’re not ready to understand it yet; you have to live your way into the meaning.
Top 10 Books December 2020

Top 10 Books December 2020

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Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Mountains Sing

Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Mountains Sing

The Mountains Sing, Vietnam, Asia, Historical Fiction, Black, Mountains, Gold, Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
I missed how my mother had filled our home with her singing voice, how gracefully she’d danced, how she’d led me along by my fingers, twirling me around her so my shirt would flare. Whenever I was sad, I told myself to be strong, like my mother. She never cried or showed fear. Once we found a snake under our bed and, while I stood there shrieking, she bent and picked it up by the tip of its tail, flinging it out of the open window.

Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Court of Miracles

Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Court of Miracles

The Court of Miracles, Kester Grant, Fantasy, Les Miserables, The Jungle Book, Historical Fiction, French Revolution, Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling, Gold, Blue, Crown, Building, King, Court, War, Sister, Adopted, Burglar
“Stop crying,” I say shortly, and grab Ettie’s hand. “Come on.”
“Where are we going?” she sniffles.
I smile. A smile that she should never trust.
“Somewhere he will not be able to find you,” I say, which is only partly a lie.
We rush down a tangle of back streets, keeping to the shadows.
She’s breathless and struggling along behind me, but at least she’s stopped crying.
She thinks I’m going to save her. When I’m sending her to a fate worse than the seven hells.
But sometimes we must pay a terrible price to protect the things we love.