Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sentence Sneak Peek - The Faerie Ring

The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

The first sentence from each chapter of The Faerie Ring, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* ARC received from
Tor|Forge Books

* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)

"London, December 1871
YOU wouldn't be here pickin' pockets, would you?"

"TIKI jolted awake."

"TIKI pushed aside the board hanging from a single nail and slipped into the abandoned clockmaker's shop that adjoined Charing Cross Station."

"THE distant whistles and roar of the steam engines coming and going in the station woke Tiki the next morning."

"WHERE'S the ring, Leo?"

"TIKI'S lungs burned as she neared Mr. Lloyd's shop, the ring heavy in her pocket."

"TIKI heaved a sigh of relief as she sat on the bench in King's Cross Monday afternoon."

"RIEKER stood as Tiki jumped to her feet."

"TIKI was exhausted by the time she returned to Char-ing Cross."

"IN theory, the idea was simple, but with only four days to put the plan into action, it was the details that pre-sented the challenge."

"THE day of the masked ball at the palace dawned cool and clear."

"TIKI sat on the hard wooden seat and stared out the small window as they passed the Queen's Park."

"OH, well..."

"THANK you, Leo, for that timely diversion."

"SEVERAL days later, Tiki stood in Mr. Potts's book-store, browsing for a new book to borrow."

"THAT night, Tiki woke to what sounded like a cat-fight out in the alley."

"STEAL the ring again?"

"RIEKER was gone the next morning, almost as if he'd never been there at all."

"LEO rode low over Diablo's neck, enjoying the wild rush of wind against his face."

"THE day was dark and cold, like an echo of the emo-tions that warred inside her."

"ARTHUR, you've returned," Leo cried as he hurried into the library."

"TIKI burst through the door, her sides heaving as she tried to catch her breath."

"TIKI was out in the station early the next day, waiting for Rieker to appear."


"THERE you two are."

"LEO tightened the cinch on Diablo, ignoring the snort of protest from the big horse."

"IT was just past midnight when Tiki hurried through St. James's Park."

"THE next afternoon, Tiki slipped out of their room and hurried through the alley away from Charing Cross."

"WILLS is mine."

"THE words dropped like stones into a still pond, a wave of emotion moving like ripples across the surface of Rieker's face."

"LEO stood up in the stirrups to stretch the muscles in his legs that were beginning to fatigue."

"TIKI paced around the room again, her fingers tap-ping a nervous rhythm on her crossed arms."

"IT was dark when Rieker returned."

"LEO stared at Wills over his cards."

"TIKI stood hidden among the trees in the center of Grosvenor Square."

"AH, Larkin, another surprise," Rieker said."

"IN that same heartbeat, they were back in Rieker's room."

"I THINK I'm going to be sick."

"AT Rieker's insistence, they all piled into the carriage and rode back to Grosvenor Square."

"TIKI stood in the regal opulence of the Blue Drawing Room in Buckingham Palace as Queen Victoria ad-ressed Rieker."

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