[Teaser Tuesdays] The Bronze Horseman



Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two "teaser" sentences from that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! You don't want to ruin the book for others!
* Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

I am currently reading The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons. It’s quite a long story—600+ pages—and I’m only about halfway through. But I am enjoying it very much I wish I don’t have to go to work so I can read all day long!

It is a magnificent epic of love and war during Russia’s struggle against Hitler’s invasion.
This week’s teaser is a bit longer than usual but I just have to put it here—the writing was so beautiful!

War was the ultimate chaos, a pounding, soul-destroying snarl, ending in blown-apart men lying unburied on the cold earth. There was nothing more cosmically chaotic than war.

But Tatiana was order. She was finite in infinite space. Tatiana was the stand-bearer for the flag of grace and valor that she carried forward with bounty and perfection in herself, the flag Alexander had followed sixteen hundred kilometers east to the Kama River, to the Ural Mountains, to Lazarevo.

For two hours Alexander sat on the bench in unpaved, provincial, oak-lined Molotov.
To go back was impossible.
To go forward was unthinkable.
Yet he had nowhere else to go.
He crossed himself and stood up, gathering his belongings.

When Alexander finally walked in the direction of Lazarevo, not knowing whether Tatiana was alive or dead, he felt he was a man walking to his own execution.

- Page 357

Comments

Great teaser! It is long, but you kind of need all of it to get the true emotion. Thanks for sharing. If you get a chance, my teaser is here.
Kathy Martin said…
You are right. That was a great teaser! And what a large book. My teasers this week are from Shine by Lauren Myracle and Creed's Honor by Linda Lael Miller. Happy reading!
LibrarySnake said…
Love it! I've been dying to read this book.
jlshall said…
Excellent teaser! Sounds like a very intense read, but also very romantic - a good combination. Enjoy!

Here's my teaser for this week.
fredamans said…
Long indeed, but great writing!

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2011/05/teaser-tuesday_16.html
I read this book last year and absolutely loved it. I read it in 2 days.... It is now one of my all time favorites. Hope you continue to enjoy it!
bex said…
Oh, this one definitely sounds like a great read! I'm so going to keep an eye out for your review! :) Definitely teased.

Sorry for commenting back so late, I've had 4 tests since Tuesday, so I'll blame that!

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