Quote Originally Posted by SwallowFeather View Post
If your teaser scenes are intriguing enough I'm sure they obviate the potential issues, but the danger (especially for the inexperienced author) is that the reader will 1) see that there isn't a hook in the prologue and get too bored to continue or 2) see that there is a hook in the prologue and get frustrated that it's not followed up and now in Chapter 1 they have to start over with a new hook.
Yeah, I agree: a prologue can be a dicey thing to play with if you haven't done it much. I do think, though, that people won't know when it does and doesn't work if they don't give it a shot when the mood strikes. But I'm kind of a "paint outside the lines" thinker when it comes to learning your own writing style.