I think you all know by now that I am a highly excitable person. Therefore, when today, (supposedly studying for molecular bio, bad Sevenses!), I saw that Sarah Rees Brennan had put the first chapter of her new book out, I immediately squealed, dropped my heavy bio book on my toe (ow), and went in search of delicious readings.
Needless to say, not a lot of studying was done.
Anyhoo, SRB is one of my favourite authors, whom I’d been following since 2003, or thereabouts. Her characterization and metaphorical language (as well as plot, says the inner plot development whore) are to die for. When she announced that her first book was due to be published in June 2009, fans cried their joy and then dismay (because at the time, there was a healthy year and a half or so till the publish date).
I’ll stop rambling, and let you read. Decide if you like or not:
The Demon’s Lexicon
The pipe under the sink was leaking again. It wouldn’t have been so bad, except that Nick kept his favorite sword under the sink.
He rescued it, wiped the steel, and absently tested the edge with his thumb while water flowed out onto the kitchen floor. Once he’d laid it aside, he realized the knees of his jeans were already soaked through.
Alan brought Nick his toolbox.
“Care to lend a hand?” Nick inquired without much hope.
“No, I’m too busy cooking,” Alan said. “You do the heavy lifting around here. I’m more the sensitive intellectual type.”
Nick raised his eyebrows. “Oh, get in the kitchen and bake me a pie, woman.”
Don’t you love them already?
Read the rest of the first chapter here.
The Demon’s Lexicon is available for purchase on Amazon UK. (And coming soon to Amazon.com!)