Teaser Tuesdays: Minerva Wakes, by Holly Lisle

Last night, the Little One begged me to read with her. Since she’s become a teenager, it’s been a while. She highly recommended Minerva Wakes, by Holly Lisle, which she had read before but which she wanted to read again.

(Our copy is falling apart, and I should probably find another to replace it.)

I wasn’t planning on starting another book right now, as I’m in the middle of several others. But looking for a story we could share… This was probably the best option.

It’s a story about a tired housewife, Minerva, and her husband, Darryl, who are having problems. Or at least they think they’re having problems, until a blue wraith kidnaps their three children. Then they really start having problems.

Here’s today’s snippet (from page 68-9 of the mass market paperback):

She sighed. “So where do you fit in all of this? If you don’t want me dead, you must be working with the black hats.”

He frowned at her. “Where is it written that there can only be two sides to any issue?… Birkwelch and I are merely displaying enlightened self-interest…”


“Big blue dragon. You met him?”

“Oh yes. We met. Sonofabitch took my Wheaties.” Minerva was surprised at how angry she still was about that.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. I’m trying a variation on the mainstream “Teaser Tuesdays” concept. Instead of quoting two sentences from a random page in the book, I’m selecting a snippet that reflects qualities I find in the book.


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