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Teaser Tuesday – The Far Pavilions

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page
(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
4. Share the title and author too so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.

My teaser is from:


“Ash had been standing in the forefront of the crowd, having wiggled his way, eel-like, between the close-packed legs of his elders, and his eye had been caught by a movement overhead. He had seen the slab shift and slip just as the head of the Yuveraj’s horse emerged from the shadow of the arch, and almost without thinking (for there had not been time for conscious thought) he leapt at the bridle, and clutching it, checked the startled animal as the heavy slab of sandstone crashed into the street and exploded into a hundred sharp-edged fragments under the prancing hooves.”
The Far Pavilions by M. M. Kaye

I’m 300 pages into this now and I’m really enjoying it. I’ve read several books set in India lately but this one, although covering the same period in time, is looking from a different angle. It’s a bit of a doorstep at almost 1000 pages but I don’t think it’ll last too long as I keep wanting to know what ‘s going to happen next. It’s billed as being “A Gone with the wind of the North-West frontier” and it does have that grand sweeping sort of flavour to it. There’s lots of adventure but it’s also quite beautiful and thoughtful too.

I’ve seen Tuesday Teaser on several blogs over the past few weeks and have enjoyed reading the various posts. I’ve decided to join in and this is my first attempt. I’m planning to do this every Tuesday, as you know I’ve always got at least one book on the go. Let’s see how long I can keep it up 😉


Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

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