Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Teaser Tuesday - The Ancillary's Mark (12/21/10)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

The Rules:
•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) or so “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

This week's teaser comes from The Ancillary's Mark by Daniel A. Cohen:
Stocked with Jack and Devil's Springs, the private bar in the corner started shelling out shots, and Marrow knew that it was almost time to get down to business. The monk tied up in the corner had yet to say anything.
That was a problem. ~ pg. 26

I bet you want to know what's going on because I certainly do.

The legend of the Ancillary flower has existed for centuries. Foretold to bring out the limitless potential of its bearer, the flower and the legend have been forgotten by many. Recently, strange events in a shrouded Tibetan town have sparked rumors among those who still believe.       
Jacob Deer is a quirky young man, bound for college, with an eccentric old librarian for a best friend, an obsession with sitting down in elevators, and a strange birthmark on his hand that's shaped mysteriously like the markings on the Ancillary's petals. When Jacob's mentor Mr. Maddock reveals to him his connection with the legendary Ancillary, it sets in motion a series of events that sends Jacob and friends across the world. Alongside an alluring young woman, a marine-reject, and a Tibetan kid obsessed with comic books, Jacob must face off against a vengeful maniac for the fate of the flower, the legend, and all mankind.
*Description taken from Goodreads

3 comments:

Melissa said...

This book is almost up on my radar, and that teaser really makes me want to try it now! Great pick, Nikki! (as usual!)

Marce said...

The monk in the corner, I totally want to know more.

My TT

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-tuesday.html

Bere said...

You bet I want to know what's going on! Fantastic teaser, Nikki. The Ancillary's Mark sounds extremely interesting and I will definitely have to check it out. Thanks, Nikki =].

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