Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays: Daughter of the Sky by Michelle Diener

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading.

My Teaser:
A man could go along, and go along, generally unhappy, getting closer to the edge, and then suddenly, he was there. Right there, able to fell either way, and frankly the dark shadowy side was by far more tempting.

—25%, Kindle

Daughter of the Sky by Michelle Diener
Kindle Edition, 342 pages
Published March 1st 2013 
The Victorian Empire has declared war on the Zulus if they don't accede to their outrageous demands. The clock is ticking down to the appointed hour. With no idea why the British are marching three massive columns of men and guns towards them, one Zulu general is prepared to take an impossible risk. But the life he's gambling with isn't his own . . .

The sole survivor of a shipwreck off the Zululand coast, 15 year-old Elizabeth Jones is taken in by the Zulus, the people of the sky. Six years later, her white skin becomes useful to the Zulu army as they try to work out why the Victorian Empire has pointed their war-machine at the Zulu nation. Elizabeth is suddenly Zululand's most important spy.

While infiltrating the British camp, Elizabeth's disguise as a young soldier is uncovered almost immediately by Captain Jack Burdell. However, he believes the tale she spins of searching for a missing brother and shields her from discovery, allowing her to bunk in his tent and giving her a job as his batman. Burdell is war-weary and disillusioned - no longer willing to follow regulations at all costs.

But as Elizabeth and Jack explore their growing attraction to each other, the two armies move towards their inevitable clash. Elizabeth is torn between the guilt of betrayal and her fierce loyalty to her Zulu family, and when Zulu and British meet on the battlefield, both she and Jack find their hearts and their lives caught in the crossfire.

I'm almost done with this book but, wow, it's amazing. One of the best books I've read lately!

What do you think of the teaser?
Leave me links to yours!

Anyone can participate in Teaser Tuesdays. 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!


  1. Wow! This teaser definitly grabbed my attention. You can see my TT here: http://meandu-justthinking.blogspot.ca/2013/10/teaser-tuesdays-oct-29.html

  2. What a great and intriguing teaser, Stephanie! This book sounds so good! Thanks so much for sharing and for stopping by -- happy reading :)

  3. Been heaaring about this one. Your tease worked! Now I really have to read it.

    Here's mine


  4. Oh nice.. intriguing!

  5. Ooh nice tease! I like the synopsis too. I'm adding this one to the list.

    Thanks for stopping by!


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