Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: The Hostage Prince by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple, 2013 (August 4)

Okay, so for those of you who are new to this meme, here's how it works:

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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
• 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!

My current read is The Hostage Prince by Jane Yolen and Adam Semple.

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Terrifying monsters, daring escapes and a kingdom on the verge of war…
Unlikely companions Snail and Prince Aspen find themselves thrown together on the adventure of a lifetime. Due to a series of misunderstandings, they end up on the run, having adventure after mishap after scary, thrilling escape. When they reach Aspen's kingdom, they learn to their horror that their actions have divided the country and plunged it into violence. Every minute counts: it is time for Snail and Aspen to figure out a way to stop the building war—together.

(256 pages)

Here's this week's teaser, from page 93:
Mistress Softhands had often said, "When speaking to ogres make your sentences small and direct. Say things plainly. They are not subtle creatures."
She'd neglected to say that in a darkened dungeon room, surrounded by damp walls coated with a kind of phosphorescent fungus that turned everything a vomit green, ogres smelled like death. 
Let me know what you think of the book, and check back on Friday for my review!


  1. I love the imagery of your teaser--not that it is an entirely pleasant scene. LOL I can see it all so clearly in my mind. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Haha, I know. Very gross. It's a great description, though. Thanks for stopping by, Literary Feline!


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