Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker. If you want to join in grab your current read, flick to a random page, select two sentences (without spoilers) and share them in a blog post or in the comments of The Purple Booker.
This week my teaser comes from And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness. I picked up the copy I’d pre ordered from the bookshop on Friday and haven’t had much chance to read more than a few pages but I’m very excited about it. I mean it’s described as Moby Dick from the pov of the whale so it certainly sounds like Ness’s usual brilliant weirdness. I have had a quick flick through and the illustrations are absolutely wonderful, fingers crossed the story is just as good.
And everything I might have been, the different futures I might have taken, all my different lives and deaths that existed in their endless possibilities were extinguished in a single repetition of her three words. “You will hunt.”
Pg 8, And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness
With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba’s pod live for the hunt, fighting in the ongoing war against the world of men. When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they expect to find easy prey. Instead, they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself…
As their relentless Captain leads the chase, they embark on a final, vengeful hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of both whales and men.