Thursday, January 10, 2013

Happy Release Day for CADET OF TILDOR!

Congratulations to fellow Class of 2k13 author Alex Lidell! Her book CADET OF TILDOR is releasing today! Woot!


Here is a glowing review from Kirkus Reviews:

A gripping debut embraces the trend toward gritty grimdark fantasy.
Lady Renee de Winter has rejected her aristocratic upbringing to train at the elite Academy of Tildor. But Cadet de Winter’s schoolwork is slipping, and despite constant practice, she cannot match her male classmates. When rival crime factions entangle her in their schemes, Renee must choose between every claim on her loyalty—family, friends, teachers, crown, even her own life—and the greater needs of Tildor. Workmanlike prose effectively grounds an energetic plot and solid worldbuilding in earthy descriptions and precise details. Every character is complex and multilayered, each with a story beyond just propping up the protagonist. Renee herself is a flawed but sympathetic heroine who capitalizes upon her strengths, learns from her (serious) mistakes and slowly evolves from her rigid judgmental inclination to appreciate ambiguity and nuance while never compromising her essential integrity. Hints of romance, thankfully, take second place to friendship, trust and duty, not to mention looming war and imminent death.
No fairy-tale resolution here; rather a warts-and-all portrayal of believable characters struggling with realistic conflicts affecting every level of society.

Check out this sweet trailer:




Alex's website here, where you can find all sorts of goodies about her book. And she's got a great giveaway going on too!
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You can find CADET OF TILDOR on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Book Depository.

So. Read any good fantasy novels lately?

17 comments:

Shelly said...

Now that sounds like a great read for a cold day.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm reading the ARC now. It's great. Congrats to Alex.

mooderino said...

Wow, impressive book trailer.

shelly said...

I was disappointed I couldn't get the trailer to run. But the review was great.

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

Connie Keller said...

Looks great! (I love the cover art!)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sounds like my kind of book. And she's an Alex! Double bonus.

Barbara Watson said...

Sounds so good!

And what fun to start celebrating the Class of 2k13 releases!

Casey L. Clark said...

I will have to check that book out! It looks good.

I'm currently reading the Iron Fey book one, the Iron King... I'm enjoying it so far. It's a fun read. :)

Bryan Russell said...

Hey, that looks pretty interesting. I'll have to keep that one on my radar.

Romance Reader - Nas said...

This cover looks intriguing and books sounds interesting!

Congrats to Alex Lidell!

Leigh Covington said...

Book sounds amazing. Congrats to Alex!

mshatch said...

I have not read a great fantasy novel recently but I sure would like to!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

This book looks like an interesting read.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Sounds like an interesting book.

Amanda Borenstadt said...

Sounds fabulous!

akossiwaketoglo.com said...

Kirkus' review completely matches how powerful the cover is. I hope to be able to read it this year. It's definitely on my list.

~Akoss

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