I have something different and fun for you today. If you followed my dusty old blog, you might have caught my interview with Rachel O’Laughlin, or this excerpt from her awesome book, The Coldness of Marek. Well, now she’s back with the sequel, Knights of Rilch! I am so happy to cheer her on here at TGNA, and to be able to show you something really cool. To celebrate the release of the sequel, Rachel is giving away trading cards from her series, and they are so gorgeous you’re going to want a set.
BUT FIRST, A BLURB!
Nearly a decade ago…
When Serengard rebelled and the Orion monarchy fell, former crown princess Kierstaz Orion’s love for her people became a burning desire to set things right. With a price on their heads, Kierstaz and her brother Mikel led a handful of men against the new army, fighting skirmishes all along the border of Dreibourge. But months of heavy bloodshed forced her small band of knights to abandon the border—and all of Serengard—to the rebels.
Nine years and a thousand betrayals later…
Kierstaz and Mikel again find themselves on the run—only this time, they’ve a boy in tow: Malcom, the son of two of the Seren rebellion’s strongest leaders. The new regime wants him dead, Mikel wants him alive, and it’s all Kierstaz can do to keep their tracks covered. Desperate to preserve the innocent life she swore to protect and the brother who has always stood by her, Kierstaz must gamble the last thing in the world she owns: her identity. Secrets are a staple of the Orion family, and those Kierstaz keeps are as dangerous as the ones kept from her.
KNIGHTS OF RILCH is the sequel to COLDNESS OF MAREK and the second in the Serengard Series.
Chills, amirite? KNIGHTS OF RILCH is released on February 25th, and you can preorder your copy on Rachel’s site. If you’re new to the series, you can find all the info about it right here! If you preorder KoF, you will be eligible to get trading cards while stocks last, so that’s reason enough to click the link. There’s only 100 of each character printed, so they’ll be a rare treat. Bonus, there are stats on the back for the character! So much coolness I can’t even words right now.
There’s another way to get your hands on the trading cards, and that’s right here! Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway, but first, BEHOLD THE GLORY OF THE TGNA TRADING CARD REVEAL!
Here’s a word from Rachel about Romianz, a new character in KNIGHTS OF RILCH!
Romianz is a bit of a troubled soul due to the insane amount of responsibility that lands on his shoulders when Ashlin falls to the rebels. He is the keeper of a border castle that is besieged time and again, and when Kierstaz and Mikel both land on his doorstep seeking haven, he is pretty certain they would be better off hiding out in a far away land than retaliating against the rebels. But Kierstaz has other plans, and he does his best to support her…until he can’t anymore.
MYSTERIOUS!! I am so delighted that we got to share a trading card here on TGNA, but if want to see more, you can find links to all the reveals on Rachel’s site.
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! And let me take a moment to wish Rachel all the best with the release of KNIGHTS OF RILCH on February 25th. She’s such a nice person, she deserves all the success in the world. If you like the sound of her story, I recommend you follow Rachel on twitter. She’s the loveliest!