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Teaser Tuesday: Except the Queen by Jane Yolen & Midori Snyder


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  1. Grab your current read

  2. Open to a random page

  3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

  4. 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!)

  5. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Except the queen

I was just passing by the sci-fi section of Borders a few weeks ago - Honestly! I had no intention of buying any more than what I had in my hand which was MORE than enough! - when I saw this book prominently displayed and stopped dead in my tracks. What's this?!? A brand new book by TWO OF MY ALL-TIME FAVOURITE AUTHORS?!? OMG, yes!!! Okay, so really my first thought was, oh, cool cover! But when I saw that Jane Yolen (my faves include: Briar Rose, Sister Light/Sister Dark and White Jenna.) and Midori Snyder (my faves: The Flight of Michael McBride, New Moon, Sadar's Keep, and Beldan's Fire, the last of which I own, but have yet to read, but I'm sure I will LOVE it.) collaborated on it, then it was, oh, yes, you will be MINE!

So without further ado, here is my teaser from page 38 of Jane Yolen and Midori Snyder's awesome new book, Except the Queen(cheating with more than two sentences, but you should be used to this from me by now!):

And as Jamie Oldcourse was all the people I knew in the human world, I had to trust her. Law number three. My sister, my clan and sept - all the fey that I had known - were dead to me; my court locked and barred behind me. The green world gone. So I would, all unfazed, be Jamie Oldcourse's friendly cow till I could get myself home again, however long that might take.

Happy Tuesday!