Welcome to my stop on The Cadet of Tildor blog tour hosted by AToMR Tours. The 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!
Title: 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.
Character Highlight - Alec
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!
About the Author:
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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