Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Polyxena by H. Allenger

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! 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.
4. 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!).
5. 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:
Polyxena: A Story of Troy
          Penthesileia was right in censuring me; the matter was problematic at best. In my ignorance, I failed to comprehend all that it entailed or even if my position was feasible. I hated war, for it imposed exceptions on us that contravened our better moral judgements, sacrificing these for the sake of the expediency that featured paramount under battlefield conditions. I say this because, to solve this dilemma, Penthesileia turned the few captives we had over to the local officials so that we did not have to deal with the problem; I think she did this for my sake, not hers. Pedasus's ruler had them slain outright, while Zelea kept them in captivity for possible ransom. War is cruelty. In its harshness, it reduces us to compassionless participants, stealing from us our benign tendencies and hardening our nature to the savagery that defines it. - pg. 90, Polyxena: A Story of Troy by H. Allenger

What are you reading this week?


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