The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell: Cover Reveal and Giveaway!

I'm so excited to  be a part of the cover reveal for The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell! The YA fantasy novel is set for release on January 10, 2013. It may be far away but it is one of the most anticipated novels of 2013. Until then, feast your eyes on the amazing cover and check out the giveaways!

The Cadet of Tildor
 by Alex Lidell
Release Date: January 10, 2013

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Having already survived six years at the Tildor's top military academy, sixteen-year-old Renee De Winter is determined to graduate, training day and night to compete with her male classmates. When the boys overpower her parries, she works harder. When a bully sabotages her gear, she fights without it. But when an underground crime group captures her mentor for its illegal gladiatorial games, she must choose between her career and her conscience. Determined to penetrate the group's inner circles, Renee will leap from academia to the crime filled streets, pick up a sword, and weigh law against loyalty.

I think this cover is very original. I actually really love it! The fantasy elements with the sword and the castle are cool, while the brownish colors remind me of gladiators and arenas. The synopsis also makes the books sound so interesting. I can't wait for its release! What do you think of the cover?

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Alex is a YA fantasy author, a Tamora Pierce addict, a horse rider, and paramedic. The latter two tend to hand in hand a bit more often than one would like. 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.

Giveaway Details

Alex Lidell is doing two awesome giveaways. Check out the prizes below.

The Cadet of Tildor Swag Pack
Includes dog tags, a TCoT bag, and usb port

Teachers (Educators) Only
Scratch-Off vocabulary word cards. 25 each: laminated word cards, definition cards, scratch cards. 75 cards total.

Giveaways end June 15, 2012
Open to US addresses only
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What do you think of the cover? Excited for the book? Sound off below!


  1. Either the bag or the USB. And two words that come to mind: epic and adventure.

  2. The Cadet of Tildor Swag Pack

    Challenge & adventure