Teaser Tuesday: Gentle Chains

Teaser Tuesday: Gentle ChainsGentle Chains by Nazarea Andrews
Series: The Eleyi Saga #1
on March 5, 2015
Pages: 391
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When slavers steal Juhan and his twin sister Chosi from their home planet of psychics, their only comfort is in the fact that they’re together. When they are separated at auction, Juhan swears to find his sister, no matter the cost.

Juhan is bought by the spoiled daughter of a political scion. Caught in her glittering world of intrigue and politics, Juhan is startled to find Sadi playing a long game to change intergalactic politics and Juhan is merely a pawn in her game. But as his vow and Sadi's lies takes them across galaxies, he begins to wonder if his young owner is more than an arrogant rich girl. And he has to consider the cost of his promise—especially when people they both care for begin to die.

A galaxy away, Chosi is sold into blood sport. With her psychic ability, she earns a precarious position of value within the gladiator school, training the draken—wild creatures of smoke and fire—for the arena. In the midst of that hell, she forges a friendship with the slave Jemes and the draken she cares for. But when her defiance comes with devastating results, Chosi contemplates suicide as an escape from her chains. Yet, she can't forget the brother who promised to find her, and even as she welcomes the risk of death, she clings to that promise.

Spun across space and exotic worlds, Juhan and Chosi try to find each other, and home in a stunning story about the lengths love will take you.

“Can Miwya handle a phalanx?” He asks the question that has been burning in the back of my mind since the courtyard announcement.

My first thought is no – he can’t. Even airborne, even with his size and natural defenses, one draken doesn’t have a chance against ten trained gladiators.

Not fodder. Glads. I shudder. How do I tell him, after I promised to keep them alive? And if he dies in the arena, what happens to me?

That’s an appealing thought – a fiery death in the arena, one of the honored dead in truth. I let my eyes close, enjoying the fantasy.

— pg. 102 of 196 (ARC)*


I am really enjoying this one, and I’m super excited to be part of the tour in a few weeks. The two main characters, twins, are kidnapped and sold into slavery. One is bought by the daughter of a famous senator, and he becomes a pawn in her schemes, while his sister is bought by a house that trains gladiators, to entertain wealthy patrons (think ancient Rome and the Coliseum). So far, it’s pretty awesome.


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


*Quotation taken from an ARC and is subject to change in final copy.

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