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Jan 11, 2013

The Cadet of Tildor Blog Tour: Character Highlight - Alec + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on The Cadet of Tildor blog tour hosted by AToMR ToursThe Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell was just released yesterday. It's epic high fantasy and I really cannot wait to read it. I love books that kind of just take you back in time to the medieval days.

Today, I've got the honor of introducing to you a character from the book that I think you'll definitely want to meet. Also, the lovely Alex Lidell is sponsoring a giveaway for this blog tour where you'll get the chance to win some awesome stuff so make sure you stick around to enter!

The Cadet of TildorTitle: The Cadet of Tildor
Author: Alex Lidell
Publisher: Dial Books
Release date: January 10, 2013

Tamora Pierce meets George R. R. Martin in this smart, political, medieval fantasy-thriller.

There is a new king on the throne of Tildor. Currents of political unrest sweep the country as two warring crime families seek power, angling to exploit the young Crown's inexperience. At the Academy of Tildor, the training ground for elite soldiers, Cadet Renee de Winter struggles to keep up with her male peers. But when her mentor, a notorious commander recalled from active duty to teach at the Academy, is kidnapped to fight in illegal gladiator games, Renee and her best friend Alec find themselves thrust into a world rife with crime, sorting through a maze of political intrigue, and struggling to resolve what they want, what is legal, and what is right.
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Character Highlight - Alec

Name: Alec
Age: 16
Physical description: Large, muscular sixteen year old boy with short cropped dark hair. Alec has the kind of built that would make him well suited from blacksmith work.

Quote that really fits this character’s personality:

A knock interrupted her musing. Her best friend [Alec] loitered awkwardly in the open doorway, his hands buried in his pockets. For him, this was positively outgoing. “Alec! The door is wide open.”

Good quality: Genuinely happy for friends' achievements, not jealous of others.
Vice: You'll have to read the novel for this one!

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About the Author:

Alex Lidell is a YA fantasy writer and author of ABNA Finalist THE CADET OF TILDOR (Penguin, 2013).

Although English is Alex’s primary language, it wasn’t her first. Coming from Russia, Alex learned english in elementary school and fell in love with reading when the school librarian put Tamora Pierce’s ALANNA into her hands. Years later, in college, it was another book that re-united Alex with russian, which she had shunned in adolescence. The Three Musketeers.* Alex thanks both books, and the writers who created them.

Beyond writing, Alex is also a photographer, a horseback rider, and a paramedic. The latter two go hand in hand more often than one would like. She is trying to self-teach herself and her horse to sword-fight.

Alex would love to see THE CADET OF TILDOR in the classroom and is working on developing teacher guides for the novel. She enjoys “e-meeting” both students and educators.

Find Alex Lidell online: Facebook | Goodreads | Website | Twitter

The Cadet of Tildor Blog Tour Giveaway

  • $20 Amazon Gift Card, plus a copy of The Cadet of Tildor with swag – US
  • $20 Book Depository Gift Card – International

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  1. Thanks for the giveaway. Sounds like it will be an awesome read :)

  2. So Tamora pierce Has been a favorite author of mine forever. And - even though it's not the book- I just watched Game of thromes and LOVED it.. So ya.. Even if your review didn't hook me, i would be snagging this up. But it did hook me!


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