The CADET OF TILDOR
(aka SERVICE OF THE CROWN)
Penguin – Dial Books for Young Readers, January 10, 2013
“A gripping debut embraces the trend toward gritty grimdark fantasy. . . . Every character is complex and multilayered . . . [A] portrayal of believable characters struggling with realistic conflicts affecting every level of society.” —Kirkus
For fans of Tamora Pierce and George R. R. Martin comes a gritty, complex debut that’s not to be missed.
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.
CADET OF TILDOR, then called SERVICE OF THE CROWN, was a finalist in Amazon’s Breakout Novel Awards 2010 competition.
“Lidell packs a great deal into her story: . . . the impending civil war, powerful magic-wielding mages, a black market drug trade, and more. . . . An intriguing story with a capable heroine.” – Publishers Weekly
“A wild, energetic novel that proves girls CAN be warriors while still being true to themselves.” —Sarah Dessen, author of The Moon and More
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