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Teaser Tuesday: The Last Days of Magic

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• On your blog or other social media, 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! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday. Post a link at www.ThePurpleBooker.com/ as a response to the week's Teaser Tuesday.

My teaser this week is from another book I bought at the Nebula Awards weekend in Pittsburgh recently, The Last Days of Magic, by Mark Tompkins. The book is set mostly in Medieval Ireland, where history and legend are intermixed, and a war is being fought among factions with ever-shifting alliances, including faeries, druids, mercenaries, a wounded goddess, the English monarchy, the Vatican, and Ireland's human forces. But this particular scene takes place in Venice. And yes, the character Chaucer is the poet Geoffrey Chaucer. This passage is on page 79.

"Chaucer lounged in a chair, took a sip of wine, and observed his friend thoughtfully. 'The king might be crazy, but even he will be skeptical about putting all his faith in a tree-loving faerie who failed so mightily in his own plans that he's exiled on a barren island. It will be an interesting discussion.'"

The Last Days of Magic, by Mark Tompkins