Like the wheels on the bus, the Wheel of Time has turned ’round to Teaser Tuesday.
Just in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish theme, and anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*
*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather @ bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.
I am still severely behind on my reading schedule. Really behind. Super behind. I’m so far behind I might see my own back. Wait – does that make sense? Anyway, I shouldn’t be picking up new books, but when one’s pressed into your hands by the author followed by the magic words “take it, it’s free!” – – well, I wasn’t so much led into temptation as I ran joyfully, eagerly, and with arms wide open. And so, Stiger: Tales of the Seventh had been added to the TBR.
The Goodreads’ Blurb
A nobleman from an infamous family, Ben Stiger finds himself freshly assigned to Third Legion, Seventh Company as a lowly lieutenant in the opening stages of war between the Empire and the Kingdom of the Rivan. Third Legion has been tasked with pursuing a retreating Rivan army back to the border where the Empire can take the fight into enemy territory. However, a major obstacle stands in Third Legion’s path: the river Hana. The crossing is sure to be contested and dangerous. Should Third Legion fail to force a crossing, the entire campaign could grind to a disastrous halt.
This is Stiger’s first military appointment. Inexperienced, young and unsure of himself, Stiger is ostracized by his fellow lieutenants. Worse, he’s been placed under the command of an incompetent officer. With life and reputation on the line, he must learn to understand men far beneath his station and lead them into battle. Stiger struggles not only against the enemy, but against his family’s history and his own side to prove himself worthy of serving the empire he loves and earning the respect of the men he leads.
Set amidst the backdrop of an epic war, there are greater forces at work than the young Stiger can even begin to imagine, setting him on the dangerous and lonely path of destiny.
The Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 17:
In the weeks and months ahead, Stiger understood keenly there was bound to be the opportunity to win glory. Thus, he would begin the hard work of wiping the stain from his name. The men of the Seventh, as foul, uncouth, and uneducated as they were, would help him achieve that. In Stiger's eye, they were no different than any other tool at his disposal.