Tuesday 12 January 2016

First Chapter Tuesday Intros & Teaser Tuesday #5 - "The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms" (Inheritence #1) by N.K. Jemisin

Every Tuesday Diane @ Bibliophile By the Sea hosts a weekly meme called First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. Basically, this is when you share the first and maybe the second paragraph of the book you are currently reading or want to read soon.

Teaser Tuesdays is a meme hosted by MizB @ A Daily Rhythm, where I need to open a book to a random page and pick two spoiler-free sentences.

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “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!

So, I started reading this book a couple of days ago because it was on my TBR pile ever since I first got started on Goodreads. (More info about the book here)

1. Grandfather
I AM NOT AS I ONCE WAS. They have done this to me, broken me open and torn out my heart. I do not know who I am anymore.
I must try to remember.
* * *
My people tell stories of the night I was born. They say my mother crossed her legs in the middle of labor and fought with all her strength not to release me into the world. I was born anyhow, of course; nature cannot be denied. Yet it does not surprise me that she tried.
* * *
My mother was an heiress of the Arameri. There was a ball for the lesser nobility, the sort of thing that happens once a decade as a backhanded sop to their self-esteem. My father dared ask my mother to dance; she deigned to consent. I have often wondered what he said and did that night to make her fall in love with him so powerfully, for she eventually abdicated her position to be with him. It is the stuff of great tales, yes? Very romantic. In the tales, such a couple lives happily ever after. The tales do not say what happens when the most powerful family in the world is offended in the process.

"Let him go!" I crouched, shifting my stance the way my Darren grandmother had taught me. My hands shook, not with fear, but with that mad, wild, righteous fury. Sieh was a child. "Stop it!"

What do you think? Would you read it?


  1. Yes, I would keep reading. I want to know more. This is a new to me book.

  2. Hmmm...this wouldn't be my usual book, but the parts you've shared make me very curious. :-)

  3. Both passages were interesting, raising a lot of questions. I would continue, even though it doesn't seem like my kind of book typically.

    Reading With Jade

  4. Great Teaser and FCFP. I would read it but my pile is so huge I need to get through those first. And I started "A Game of Thrones" :-)

  5. Great Teaser and FCFP. I would read it but my pile is so huge I need to get through those first. And I started "A Game of Thrones" :-)

  6. Wow! This book seems intense! I kinda wanna read more.

    Awesome teaser!

  7. This does sound good! I haven't read this author yet, but I want to. And based on your opening and teaser, I want to read this one as well! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Fascinating! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy. Here's mine: “MISSING PIECES”

  9. Interesting teaser. I'd keep reading. Here's a link to my teaser this week from a book in the Alex Rider series: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-17E

  10. I had this book on my reading stack but, when I didn't get to it in a reasonable amount of time, I donated it to my HS Media Center. It sounds good though. The teaser on my YA blog comes from a fantasy - Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan. Happy reading!

  11. This isn't what I usually read but it does make me wonder. I think I'd like to read more.

  12. Oh I do hope you like this - and I'm envying you as you dive into one of my very favourite series. I think The Inheritance series is extraordinarily good - Book 2, The Broken Kingdoms has to be one of my all-time favourite reads. Have a lovely time with it!

  13. I don't think this is one for me; hope you like it though.