The Vale of Ghosts (The Archaust Saga Book One)
Army of the Inner Eye (The Archaust Saga Book Two)
Teth of the City
This technique, if you want to call it that, is evident in everything I've written, going back to my first published novel, as you can see here:
Mary of the Aether
My goal is always the same. 1) introduce the conflict, 2) pique readers' interest, 3) give some sense of what is to come. Some of my novels are more effective at this than others, of course, but it's a fun little part of writing a novel. Any favorites?