Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Sentence Sneak Peek - Iron Man: The Gauntlet

Iron Man: The Gauntlet by Eoin Colfer

The first sentence from each chapter of Iron Man: The Gauntlet, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* Read via NetGalley for review
* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)

“Tony Stark paced the lacquered wooden floor outside his father’s office, chewing one stick of gum after another.”

“Tony Stark dreamed he was flying.”

“If Tony Stark had been offered the choice of waking up or staying down in the shadows for a while, he would absolutely have picked the latter.”

What’s the story, Saoirse Tory?

The Mandarin had Tony dragged outside to the courtyard, cuffed hands jerked cruelly high behind his back.”

“As it turned out, Tony had overestimated his own fleetness of foot, and it took him almost twenty-five minutes to reach the stone seat.”

“The “calvary” that Stark was relying on had been flipping an omelet for a pop star—a rubber omelet for a robotic pop star.”

“While Saoirse was running for her life around the Little Saltee prison’s perimeter wall, Tony Stark was flying in  his airborne life jacket toward Dublin’s docklands, where no doubt Cole Vanger was closing in on the eco summit, laden with deadly cargo.

“On board the Mandarin’s boat, the mood was grim to say the least.”

“Tony was floating in an anesthetic-induced stupor, halfdreaming and half-awake.”

“The universe has certain rules.”

“Diavolo Conroy was often asked whether he had Italian ancestors, given his unusual first name.”

“The assemble security forces had been feeling pretty smug about getting out in front of the terrorist threat.”

“It felt good being back in the red-and-gold rig, skimming over wave tops at high speed.”

“The tiny island of Fourni had for centuries been considered the gateway to West Africa.”

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