Here is my teaser from The Summoner by Layton Green (Pages 1-2):
The first sign that something was amiss was the lack of commerce on the streets. A few people hurried by, most of them smartly dressed and lucky to be returning home from a job in one of the surviving businesses. But in a city this poor, Grey knew, beggars and street urchins should clog the center, fruit and produce stands should feed the masses, rickety bazaars should hawk everything from cheap souvenirs to black market commodities. The absence of these gritty realities glared more than their presence would have.