Teaser Tuesday – King of Ithaka & The Dead


I missed Teaser Tuesday last week, so this week I’ll share a little from two books I’m reading.  For a full description of Teaser Tuesday, check the bottom of the post.

King of Ithaka by Tracy Barrett is a coming of age story set in Ancient Greece. Protagonist Telemachos is the son of the missing Odysseus, and so far it is an engaging read.

‘“Do you think there’s a chance his father-what’s his name, Odysseus?-do you think he’s alive?”

I couldn’t tell if the sound that came from Mentes’ side of the room was a snore or a snort of derision.’ 

My other read right now is The Dead, a sequel to Charlie Higson’s The Enemy.  There’s only one problem with this book.  It’s kind of scary, and I can’t read it after dark.  I have nightmares.  It gets dark early here, too!

“You’ve got to forget about your father,” he said. “All the adults, everyone over the age of fourteen, gets sick.  They die, all right? Or they turn into…one of them.”

Teaser Tuesdays is 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
  • 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!

7 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday – King of Ithaka & The Dead

  • September 21, 2010 at 6:20 am

    I like both teasers! King of Ithaka sounds pretty interesting, and the teaser is funny. 🙂 At least, I hope it’s meant to be funny, or else I’m in trouble. And The Dead sounds serious, mysterious and like a Halloween read. Hope you enjoy!

    My TT this week is STORK by Wendy Delsol, a YA for release 12th October. 🙂

  • September 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    The King of Ithaca is probably more my reading style 🙂
    I’m reading Troy right now by the popular Mr. Gemmell.

    My teaser is at e-Volving Books

  • September 21, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Great teasers! I have the Enemy in my TBR pile and I can’t wait to get to it, especially after your teaser of the second novel!

    My Teaser

  • September 21, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    The Dead intrigues me….I’ll have to check that one out.

    Good teasers! Enjoy your reads!

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