THE CADET OF TILDOR
by Alex Lidell
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2013
Expected Release: January 10, 2013
Book trailer by: Medieval Reenactment Group "Liberi Lusenta" located in Italy
Organized by AToMR Tours
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alex Lidell is a YA
fantasy writer and author of ABNA Finalist THE CADET OF TILDOR (Penguin,
2013). Alex started writing at 2 am.
2 am is when the night
turns to introspection, when dorm-room conversations flourish to life.
The ones where you ask “what if” - realizing that if an answer seems
obvious, then you don’t know the whole story. The ones where you sketch
plans for your next project, your future business, your quest for peace
in the middle east - or for teaching kids to read - and you know that
you can succeed. If you just try hard enough.
Alex’s 2 am
project, which she started after getting her Masters in International
Peace and Conflict Resolution, was her book. THE CADET OF TILDOR - 2010
finalist in Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards (under the title SERVICE
OF THE CROWN) - tells the story of sixteen-year-old Renee, who
struggles to keep up with her male classmates at a grueling military
academy while facing a friend’s forbidden magic and her mentor’s shadowy
past. CADET is upcoming from Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin) on
January, 10, 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.
Alex Lidell is a YA
fantasy author. She is also a photographer, a horseback rider, and a
paramedic. The latter two go hand in hand more often than one would
Meet the trailer cast.
He cocked his head, regarding her for several seconds. “No.”
The word was mild. He switched the sword back into his left hand. “Fight.”
Fine. She skipped the salute and went for his throat.
The throat moved. And continued moving. The harder she swung, the more Savoy slid, his very lack of force
mocking her efforts. An urge to hurt him suddenly gripped her, and Renee threw her whole weight behind the blows, aiming for his ribs, his thighs, his hurt shoulder. If a blow connected, just one, just once, he’d feel her worth, her potential, he’d know she belonged here.
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