Need some advice from the audience

Okay, fans and–uh, other fans. I need your assistance. Specifically, I need the assistance of those of you who have read The Conqueror’s Shadow and/or The Warlord’s Legacy.

I’ve been asked to do a brief reading (just a few minutes) as part of a talk about my book(s). And, well, I’ve never actually done a reading before. This one is made even more challenging because it’s not a sci-fi/fantasy-genre-focused audience.

So, what small segment, taken from either of those two books, do you think would work best as a reading? I’m looking, optimally, for something engaging enough to make people want to read more, but not so steeped in blood/gore/sorcery to turn off the muggles. šŸ˜‰