Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Teaser Tuesday - The Wedding Shroud by Elisabeth Storrs

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

*Grab your current read
*Open to a random page
*Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

Not quite my current read as I've already finished it but a book I want to put the spotlight on for historical fiction lovers. By an Australian author and I haven't seen much mention of it yet from the Northern Hemisphere but definitely worthy of adding to those TBR lists.

The Wedding Shroud by Elisabeth Storrs

406 BC - a young woman torn between two cultures.

My two teasers come from p100
"Artile signalled two attendants to hold a large round mantle over the couple; a symbol of shelter and union from those outside. Just like the bridal gown it was light and transparent, a fine thread of gold woven through it. There was space beneath it - a kind of cocoon."
"His face softened. 'This is our wedding shroud,' he said. 'Eventually it will embrace us in death.'
All going well I'll be reviewing The Wedding Shroud next week.


  1. Oooh, great teaser. I love the cover too. Author and book are new to me, but I'm going to look for it now! Can't wait to see your review.

  2. Wow ... that second quote is a real downer!

  3. I really enjoyed it.

    Jenners - it does sound like that but it actually shows how the Etruscans respected their women.

  4. This sounds wonderful! I am adding The Wedding Shroud to my list. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/11/teaser-tuesdays-heideggers-glasses.html

  5. Wow! What a comment! Don't know if I would like death brought up at my wedding! My teaser is at:
    The Delusional Diaries

  6. Wow, this teaser definitely sounds interesting. Hope you continue to enjoy the book. My teaser can be found at The Bookish Snob

  7. While I can understand the sentiment, kind of a morbid thing to say at a wedding! Great teaser. Check out my Tuesday here


  8. I am really looking forward to reading this book when I get it, and I am really hoping that you loved it!

    My teaser comes from The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

  9. Bittersweet ... I've been curious about this novel and will be looking for the review.

  10. This is not an author I am familiar with, here in the UK, but the teaser lines were so moving that I checked out the author website and I have already added it to my 'wish list' I acn't wait to read your review


  11. How morbidly creepy !! I would have freaked out (even more) if my fiance had said that to me :)

    My teaser is at e-Volving Books
    This week, I started a new feature - spotlighting bloggers with ereaders, and have an author-sponsored Kindle giveaway!

  12. That's a beautiful choice for a passage. Thanks for sharing!

  13. I'm glad you all enjoyed my teasers and has been interesting reading the different responses.

    Marg - I loved it!

  14. Oh, this is a great teaser...and sounds like a good story.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.