Teaser Tuesday: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower by Charles Yallowitz

Cover Art Credit: Jason Pedersen  http://www.jasonpedersen.com/
Cover Art Credit:
Jason Pedersen http://www.jasonpedersen.com/

After some pretty depressing reads lately (1984 and Brave New World, anyone?), I’m ready to be whisked off to the magical world of Windemere again. The teaser for today comes from the Prodigy of Rainbow Tower by Charles Yallowitz.

“Luke is about to say something to Nyx when a servant’s scream from the doorway cuts through the air. Everyone turns to see a panic-stricken butler backing into the mansion and staring with wide eyes at the edge of the porch. Luciana screams and scrambles out of her chair when she sees the rotting form of a zombie dragging itself over the railing.”

Oh, zombies. This should be good.


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • 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!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Word of the Day: decadent

dec·a·dent adjective \ˈde-kə-dənt also di-ˈkā-\

: having low morals and a great love of pleasure, money, fame, etc.: attractive to people of low morals who are only interested in pleasure: extremely pleasing
Full Definition of DECADENT
1:  marked by decay or decline
2:  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of the decadents
3:  characterized by or appealing to self-indulgence <decadent pleasures>
dec·a·dent·ly adverb
Examples of DECADENT

  1. The book condemns some of society’s wealthiest members as decadent fools.
  2. a wealthy and decadent lifestyle
  3. a decadent hotel room, complete with a hot tub
  4. We relaxed in decadent luxury.

Origin of DECADENT

back-formation from decadence

First Known Use: 1837
Related to DECADENT

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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