Tuesday 22 March 2016

First Chapter Tuesday Intros & Teaser Tuesday #10 - "Mortal Gods" (The Goddess War #2) by Kendare Blake

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 @ Books and a Beat, where you need to open your current read 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!

 Finally, I've got my hands on this book! It has been amazing so far :D

Prologue: Blood and Ivory
The god of war stood still as a statue, waiting for Aphrodite as he waited for prey, for foes, for anything with veins to cut. The stillness lasted only an hour or so. Then he paced and huffed and gnashed his teeth. Ares had no more patience than he had rationality or restraint. He made a fist, and the skin of his knuckles cracked and ran red. Damned Aphrodite. She kept him waiting even when the meeting was her idea. 
He glanced to his wrist, like someone checking the time, but in place of a watch was a blood-soaked bandage with fraying edges. He could have been anywhere else, enjoying the end of his days. Maybe lounging on an island, eating figs and honey. Maybe killing someone. 

'So," Odysseus said. "Is there anything I should know about sleeping on the rain forest floor?"
"Hm?" Hermes asked, even though he'd probably heard. He'd been looking up through the canopy, catching a glimpse of the stars above the smoky orange glow of the fire. "Oh, uh, not that I can think of. You might want to check yourself for leeches every once in a while."

What do you think? Would you read it?


  1. Ok you got my attention, great teasers. Going to have to check this one out.

  2. Well this sounds like a lot of fun - and a riff with the Greek gods:). This is my TT this week - a sci fi author with an amazingly sensuous style... https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/teaser-tuesday-22nd-march-2016/

  3. Angelina, I don't think I'd enjoy this one but, I hope you love it.

  4. I got this one quite a while ago when she had a signing. I haven't managed to find time to read it though. My teaser this week comes from A Lady in the Smoke by Karen Odden. Happy reading!

  5. Leeches. Yuck! LOL Sounds fun and I've been meaning to read more by this author.

    My Teaser Tuesday

  6. I'm not familiar with this book, but it does sound good! I would definitely keep reading based on the snippets you shared.

  7. Not my usual read, but the excerpts definitely got my attention. Gorgeous cover, too. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “SOMEWHERE OUT THERE”

  8. Oh, I like this. Have not heard of the book, but I do like stories that feature the 'gods'. I'd continue reading! LOL

  9. For some reason, I think of a pirate. I might never get this one, but I like the intro.