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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ballad
This is a teaser from Maggie Stiefvater's BALLAD, a novel involving homicidal faeries and kissing that's coming out October 1st.


He turned towards me. For a long moment, he stood facing me. I was held, anchored to the ground – not by his music, which still called and pushed against the music already in my head and said grow rise follow – but by his strangeness. By his fingers, spread over the ground, holding something into the earth, by his shoulders, squared in a way that spoke of strength and unknowability, and most of all, by the great, thorny antlers that grew from his head, spanning the sky like branches.

Then he was gone, and I missed his going in the instant that the sun fell off the edge of the hill, abandoning the world to twilight.


Buy it here. Enter the contest at Maggie's blog here.


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5 comments:

alitareads said...

Wow, that's quite a description! and homicidal faeries? That definitely piqued my interest.
Teaser Tuesday

celi.a said...

Someone else had this exact teaser on their blog today...I just can't remember who! But it's great, and evocative, and makes me just want to run to the bookstore.

p.s. you're in the Pacific NW?! that's awesome. i'm south of seattle, and we're having a gorgeous afternoon...

Zia said...

It is very beautiful here today once the grey wore off. I live south of Portland.

christine (booktumbling) said...

Okay, was not expecting the antlers! Wow!

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

LOVE this cover and your post here is amazing....