Thursday, January 17, 2013

Blog Tour: The Cadet of Tildor Character Profile

Thursday, January 17, 2013
About the Book
Author: Alex Lidell
Release Date: January 10th, 2013
Genre: Fantasy
Tour Organized by:  AToMR Tours

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.

Alex Lidell ( was a finalist in the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novelist Award competition and lives in New Jersey. This is her first novel.

All about Lord Palan
Age: 50s
Physical Description: 
After the last Cadet vanished, a fat middle-aged man squeezed through the doorway. [...] The man puffed, either from indignation or else from the exertion of hauling his own body weight, and opened the top clasp of his shirt collar.
Quote that really fits this character's personality:
Nothing had changed in seven years. Palan's dark, intelligent gaze still tirelessly weighted everything it touched, making Savoy feel as if he held fire beside straw.
Good Quality: Very loyal to his family
Vice: Very loyal to his family

Find Out More 

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.

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