Tuesday, September 8, 2009


BalladThis is a teaser from Maggie Stiefvater's BALLAD, a novel involving homicidal faeries and kissing that's coming out October 1st.

He turned towards me. For a long moment, he stood facing me. I was held, anchored to the ground – not by his music, which still called and pushed against the music already in my head and said grow rise follow – but by his strangeness. By his fingers, spread over the ground, holding something into the earth, by his shoulders, squared in a way that spoke of strength and unknowability, and most of all, by the great, thorny antlers that grew from his head, spanning the sky like branches.

Then he was gone, and I missed his going in the instant that the sun fell off the edge of the hill, abandoning the world to twilight.

Buy it here. Enter the contest at Maggie's blog here.


Kelly said...

Cool excerpt!

Amber Lough said...

I totally cheated and cut-and-pasted it, as she suggested. Since it's Promote Your Friends' Book Week and all.

Tabitha said...

I'm reading LAMENT right now and loving it. I read SHIVER not long ago, and loved that too. Maggie is such a great writer!

I saw your post on Jacqui's blog, where you said you decorated cakes. So do I! It's so much fun, isn't it? And kind of relaxing, in a hunched-over-my-back-is-killing-me kind of way. :)