Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it. All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.
The Blue Moon Narthex by N.J. Donner
“Fires all around them limited their path through the rubble. Screams and sirens accompanied by the crackling flames filled the evening. Their embers were consumed by the dense black smoke. And then Cole knew the oil cars had ignited. A dew faint outlines of others reeled through the smoldering wreckage.
“The dark decorative carved wooden molding was cracking. The large floor rugs were well-worn and starting to fade. Maps lined the the wall, denoting railroad lines crisscrossing the nation. But these maps had additional offshoot lines. Had Father been planning an expansion? Pins dotted the maps with notes. On the shelf by the desk sat a vase of wilted lilies, He reached forward one of the limp flowers, and then drew his hand back.”
“The narthex illuminated. A loud noise came from inside the fireplace. They all pulled away, startled at the what sounded like stones grinding against one another as the fire logs slid back and the hearth split at the mortar seams.”