Teaser Tuesdays: The King Slayer by Virginia Boecker

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. 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!


Today’s Teaser Tuesday: The King Slayer

The King Slayer by Virginia Boecker.Title: The King Slayer
Author: Virginia Boecker
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 14, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

An action-packed and suspenseful sequel to The Witch Hunter, perfect for fans of Graceling and the Grisha Trilogy.
"I think, in time, you'll either be my greatest mistake or my greatest victory."

Former witch hunter Elizabeth Grey is hiding within the magically protected village of Harrow, evading the price put on her head by Lord Blackwell, the usurper king of Anglia. Their last encounter left Blackwell ruined, but his thirst for power grows stronger every day. He's readying for a war against those who would resist his rule--namely Elizabeth and the witches and wizards she now calls her allies.

Having lost her stigma, a magical source of protection and healing, Elizabeth's strength is tested both physically and emotionally. War always means sacrifice, and as the lines between good and evil blur once more, Elizabeth must decide just how far she'll go to save those she loves.

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I have just started this one and I am so glad that I was able to pick it up immediately after I finished The Witch Hunter. So far, it is just as good as the first book! I am very excited to continue reading.

Book Quotes: The King SLayer

This is actually very similar to last week’s teaser from The Witch Hunter. 🙂

“I turn to him and that’s when I see it: a split second of movement, a man in a blur of black, and that familiar sound, the creaking of wood, the sound yew makes when strung with hemp; a bow with an arrow nocked and ready to fly. The scream tears out of my mouth just as the arrow tears through the neck of the man standing right beside John.”

About Virginia Boecker

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Virginia Boecker is the author of The Witch Hunter series and An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason. A graduate of the University of Texas, she had a decade-long career in technology before quitting to become a full-time writer. When she isn't writing, Virginia likes running, reading, traveling, and trying new things (most recently: learning to drive a boat). She has lived all over the world but currently resides in beautiful Lake Oswego, Oregon with her husband, children, a dog called George and a cat named Thomas.

15 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesdays: The King Slayer by Virginia Boecker

  1. Literary Feline says:

    I am so excited to read this one! I need to make time for it soon. I loved the first book.

    I shared my teaser for Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman today.

  2. alilovesbooks says:

    Thanks for the spoiler warning. I haven’t read book 1 so I skipped the synopsis but I love that teaser and the cover is stunning. I’d pick it up for that alone 🙂

  3. Robin Lythgoe says:

    Nice quote—and the book sounds like it’s got all the right stuff for a fun fantasy read!

  4. Jaime Lynn says:

    I am right in the middle of this one, too… and it is so good. I can’t wait to pick it up again when I have to put it down. Looking forward to coming back and seeing what you thought when you review it!

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