Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Getting to Know the Characters of Fire Blog Tour!

I don't know if you've heard about the fabulous Kristin Cashore yet, but you totally should have. Since, not only has she created a magical and enchanting world in her books- Fire and Graceling- but she has some kick ass female protagonists that I not only admire but envy.

To be honest, in the beginning, when I heard about Graceling, I wasn't too keen on giving it a chance. Though, after my step sister, A, had read it this previous summer and couldn't stop raving about it, I finally gave it the chance it deserved and I'm so glad I did!

Now, getting back to her newest release, Fire, it's definitely as fantastic as it's companion, if not better. I recently reviewed it , plus here's a tidbit straight from that said review:

" Overall, Fire is one of the most fantastic books I've read so far in '09 and I seriously can't wait for others to get their hands on this novel so that they can see the power in Cashore's writing and characters as I have!"

Yeah, I know, totally fan girly, right? :)

Anyway, if you haven't figured it out yet, I'm part of the blog tour of this novel, which includes this post about one of the characters in Fire and a contest for a SIGNED copy ( will be posted latter on!). So, without a further delay, here's some info directly from Kristin about Small, Fire's horse.

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" Small, Fire's horse, is dun and drab and drooly; when he sleeps, he leans to one side, like a building about to topple; but don't be deceived by names or appearances. No horse could be braver."

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To find out more about this novel, please do check out the excerpt here, as well as Kristin's blog here.

Also, Fire will be release October 5th, 2009, and I, among many many others, can't wait for you to get your hands on a copy! :)

* Plus, major props go to Jillian Lakes at Penguin for organizing this all, it wouldn't be nearly as fantastic without her. :)

15 comments:

  1. I just went to bol.com (it's a site like amazon) and saw that they have graceling..:) So this one is going to be on my tbr list and i shall order it asap!

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  2. wow this is a brilliant idea on both the publishers and authors parts... the getting to know the characters... really gets you excited for the book. Thanks for bringing us this.

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  4. I enjoyed Graceling a lot so I'm looking forward to reading Fire.

    I like this post idea. Reading about the characters gives me a small idea of what I'm going to find in the book

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  5. OMG! Graceling was the very first book I ever reviewed. I found it in the library. Then I had to buy it so I could keep it long enough to review it when I finally started my blog http://oohbooks.blogspot.com.

    Here's the shortened link for my review of Graceling: http://bit.ly/BxYFc

    Here's the shortened link for my review of Fire: http://bit.ly/12xfEF

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  6. I've been into horses for twenty years. I can tell you that Small is the horse I'd pick! :D

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  7. I think these character posts are a good idea -- they get you excited for the book.

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  8. Hi everybody!

    Lauren, thanks so much for adding Fire to your crammed bookshelf! :o) And thanks for letting me introduce Small. I'm introducing two horses on this tour, and they're both really important characters.

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  9. Small sounds absolutely amazing! Of course, so do all the other characters.

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  10. Great post! I love the description of Small

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  11. Kristin really is awesome! I love that her books have really strong female characters. :) She's up there with Tamora Pierce in my book.

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  12. What a cool idea for a blog tour!

    Everything about this book sounds absolutely fascinating, including Small!

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  13. You got Small! How fun. I love horse friends.

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  14. What a cool idea. I like being able to learn about characters before reading the book. Now I am even more excited about reading the book.

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  15. Small is such a cute name for a horse!

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