Blog Tour: The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell Spotlight and Giveaway

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The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell


Alex Lidell

Publication Date:
January 10, 2013

Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin)

Hardcover, 304 pages


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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About this 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.

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Bringing her years of magazine publishing, web design, graphic design and multimedia experience she manages her own book blog at where her love of books is shared with the entire world. (Quite literally) She prefers reading teen YA books, but also enjoys children and adult reads.

1 Comment

  1. Christina K.

    January 14, 2013 at 5:09 AM

    I’ve heard awesome things about this book – the world and characters.

    That’s an awesome trailer too!!

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