15 March 2011

Today's Read: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesdays. Here's how it works: Grab your current read; let the book fall open to a random page; and share 2 "teaser" sentences from that page. For more teasers, click on through to MizB's blog.

His smile was gentle. "You listen to too many of Old Nan's stories. The Others are as dead as the children of the forest, gone eight thousand years. Maester Luwin will tell you they never lived at all. No living man has ever seen one."

"Until this morning, no living man had ever seen a direwolf, either" Catelyn reminded him. (p. 25)
—From A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (Bantam edition, 2002)

32 comments:

Marg 3/15/11, 6:43 AM  

This is one series I haven't started reading yet! Far too long!

Here is my teaser for this week.

Julie P. 3/15/11, 6:47 AM  

I don't even know about this series. Thanks for sharing the teaser.

Sandy Nawrot 3/15/11, 7:00 AM  

I've heard of the series, but the investment required is intimidating. Excellent teaser!

BookGirl 3/15/11, 7:11 AM  

Great teaser! I really want to read this series. Thanks for stopping by my blog

Chel 3/15/11, 7:13 AM  

Nice teaser! I only heard of this book now. Thanks for sharing!

Here's my Teaser.

Connolly-Ahern (Col Reads) 3/15/11, 7:19 AM  

Good teasers! I don't reach much fantasy, and I'm interested.

Night Owl 3/15/11, 7:44 AM  

Nice Teaser :D
I've have had the Song of Ice and Fire series on my TBR list for a few years now. I really must get round to reading it....

I think it's actually been made into a tv series.

gautami tripathy 3/15/11, 7:48 AM  

I am intrigued by your teaser! I have to check it out!

Here is my Teaser Tuesday: Therapy by Sedastian Fitzek post!

Beth F 3/15/11, 7:49 AM  

Night Owl: The HBO series will start next month; thus I had to get reading!

Book Dilettante 3/15/11, 9:09 AM  

Learned a new word - direwolf. Good teaser. Here's My tease

jlshall 3/15/11, 10:37 AM  

Good teaser! This one has been on my TBR list for a long, long time.

Martha@Hey, I want to read that 3/15/11, 10:57 AM  

This is a series? I've never heard of it and it's already a series on HBO (which actually adds to my good thoughts of it). Good tease.

Ellie 3/15/11, 11:03 AM  

Ooo...great teaser. Thank you!

Zibilee 3/15/11, 11:07 AM  

I tried this book and had a hard time with it. I think I need to try again!

Kailana 3/15/11, 11:16 AM  

I really need to start this series since the final book finally seems to have a release date!

Peppermint Ph.D. 3/15/11, 11:18 AM  

I've never heard of this series either...I'm a seriesaholic so I'll have to check it out. Nothing inspires me like a t.v./movie release warning :)

kaye 3/15/11, 11:42 AM  

the others . . . that means something bad is about to happen. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Audra 3/15/11, 11:48 AM  

Like many others have said, I so need to read these books!

Margot 3/15/11, 11:50 AM  

I hadn't heard of the series and the HBO shows coming up. Not sure the creepy stuff if good for my nightmares.

Thanks for commenting on the Quirky Girls Read Teaser Tuesday post.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow 3/15/11, 12:50 PM  

Ah, I like that comeback! Really put the other character in his place.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

bermudaonion 3/15/11, 1:24 PM  

I'm wondering what a direwolf is.

WildIrishRose33 3/15/11, 2:37 PM  

Sounds really interesting!
Have you raed MockingJay?

Thanks for stopping by!

Beth Hoffman 3/15/11, 3:21 PM  

Great teaser! And like Kathy, I have no idea what a direwolf is!

Elysium 3/15/11, 3:24 PM  

Great teaser! Haven't read these books but I think I have since the show is starting.

Shelley Munro 3/15/11, 4:01 PM  

I'm betting The Others are alive and well. thanks for visiting me.

Lilly Bear ♡ 3/15/11, 4:48 PM  

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Great teaser! I've always heard such good things about this book :)

Lilly Bear @ BookLungs

BookBelle 3/15/11, 5:53 PM  

Seems like a new series to me too. Love the teaser.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Lizzy 3/15/11, 7:54 PM  

Great teaser! I have a friend who keeps encouraging me to read Game of Thrones, but it's such a huge undertaking!

Belle Wong 3/15/11, 8:33 PM  

Very intriguing teaser! I might add this one to my TBR.

Yvonne 3/15/11, 8:51 PM  

I haven't heard of this one, but it's a great teaser.

Janet Ruth 3/15/11, 9:13 PM  

Very interesting teaser! Thanks for visiting mine today.

A Backwards Story 3/15/11, 10:44 PM  

Thanks for commenting on my TT! :) It always makes me happy to see you b/c I love reading your blog and didn't know you knew I existed, lol!

I agree with you--"Poor thing!" I would hate to be in an arranged marriage, esp. when I was in love with someone else...

This teaser of yours makes me want to read A Game of Thrones even more than I already do. *squirms* I've made the painstaking decision, however, to wait until an announcement of book 7 comes out. It took Martin 6 years to write the book coming out this July and there are still two more. I don't want the series to turn into a Robert Jordan scenario (though at least someone is continuing that...). Plus, with the books hovering at 1000 pages and such a large cast of characters, I know I'd have to re-read each time I needed to refresh my memory for reading the new book. Oh, but I so want to read...!

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