Another Excerpt from The Hero of Ages

I told you I would have a Halloween short story for you in the Auntie Clem’s Bakery series, and it is now live. Get your copy of Witch-Free Halloween here. While you’re at it, you can check out my Halloween round-up for some other treats.

I realized today that I haven’t written much about what I have been writing lately. But rest assured, I haven’t given up on it! On Saturday, I finished the first draft of Vanishing Teardrops, which is the fourth book in the Tattooed Teardrops series. Tattooed Teardrops was originally written as a stand alone, but I have had so many requests for a sequel that I eventually took a run at it… which led to book three… and book four… I am expecting to release book two, Two Teardrops, in March 2018.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

This doesn’t usually happen—I am still reading the book I was reading last Tuesday (Brandon Sanderson’s The Hero of Ages). I had just started it last Monday, and am just finishing it today, and it is epic fantasy! So, you get a second teaser from the same book.

I have been interested in the themes of faith and of opposition in all things, such as between ruin and preservation. So I picked a quote on faith.

“It sounds to me, young one,” Haddek said, “that you are searching for something that cannot be found.”

“The truth?” Sazed said.

“No,” Haddek replied. “A religion that requires no faith of its believers.”

Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages

Who is the Hero of Ages?

To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness–the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists–is back, along with increasingly heavy ashfalls and ever more powerful earthquakes. Humanity appears to be doomed.

Having escaped death at the climax of The Well of Ascension only by becoming a Mistborn himself, Emperor Elend Venture hopes to find clues left behind by the Lord Ruler that will allow him to save the world. Vin is consumed with guilt at having been tricked into releasing the mystic force known as Ruin from the Well. Ruin wants to end the world, and its near omniscience and ability to warp reality make stopping it seem impossible. She can’t even discuss it with Elend lest Ruin learn their plans!

Comments

  1. That’s a nicely snarky comment:) I hope you’re enjoying this one, P.D. My TT is a hefty read – https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/10/24/teaser-tuesday-24th-october-2017/

  2. That’s an interesting teaser and I like the book cover!

    My teaser: https://fantasybookchick.blogspot.com/2017/10/teaser-tuesday_24.html

  3. I would say that is definitely something that can’t be found. Good teaser. Here’s mine: http://bit.ly/2iz4PU8

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