#BIR2010 – Book Giveaway The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima + Interview

Welcome to author Cinda Williams Chima.  Cinda is author to the Heir Chronicles & Seven Realms Series.

I’ve got a quick interview with Cinda and then a giveaway for her newest book The Exile Queen.

Which fictional character do you love to hate?
Most of the people I hate are not fictional characters.

If it was the end of the world and you could only save 5 books , which ones would it be?
Some really long ones.

Paranormal or Normal?
Both. Without the Normal, there would be no Paranormal.

If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be, male or female, doesn’t matter and why?
I don’t know enough about the Greek gods to choose.

If you could be a paranormal creature , what would you choose to be?
It depends on whose version of paranormal creatures. For example, Stephenie Meyer’s vampires are very different from the classic kind. Maybe I’d be a Tolkien elf, because they are all the things i am not–they are tall, graceful, and live in the woods.

Which actors would you want to play the main protagonists in your book?
I am totally clueless when it comes to popular media, so i have no idea. Some fans once made a trailer for The Warrior Heir starring the Jonas Brothers. I think I would prefer relatively unknown actors, so they could disappear into the characters.

To learn more about Cinda and her books please visit her WEBSITE.

The Exiled Queen
By Cinda Williams Chima
Published by Disney Hyperion
Cinda’s website: http://www.cindachima.com/

Book Summary:
(Warning contains spoilers if you haven’t read the 1st book in the series)

You can’t always run from danger…

Haunted by the loss of his mother and sister, Han Alister journeys south to begin his schooling at Mystwerk House in Oden’s Ford. But leaving the Fells doesn’t mean danger isn’t far behind. Han is hunted every step of the way by the Bayars, a powerful wizarding family set on reclaiming the amulet Han stole from them. And Mystwerk House has dangers of its own. There, Han meets Crow, a mysterious wizard who agrees to tutor Han in the darker parts of sorcery—but the bargain they make is one Han may regret.

Meanwhile, Princess Raisa ana’Marianna runs from a forced marriage in the Fells, accompanied by her friend Amon and his triple of cadets. Now, the safest place for Raisa is Wein House, the military academy at Oden’s Ford. If Raisa can pass as a regular student, Wein House will offer both sanctuary and the education Raisa needs to succeed as the next Gray Wolf queen.

The Exiled Queen is an epic tale of uncertain friendships, cut-throat politics, and the irresistible power of attraction.

The Exiled Queen is the 2nd book in The Seven Realms Series. The first book The Demon King was released October 13, 2009 by Disney Hyperion.

Times are hard in the mountain city of Fellsmarch. Reformed thief Han Alister will do almost anything to eke out a living for himself, his mother, and his sister Mari. Ironically, the only thing of value he has is something he can’t sell. For as long as Han can remember, he’s worn thick silver cuffs engraved with runes. They’re clearly magicked-as he grows, they grow, and he’s never been able to get them off.

While out hunting one day, Han and his Clan friend, Dancer catch three young wizards setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. After a confrontation, Han takes an amulet from Micah Bayar, son of the High Wizard, to ensure the boy won’t use it against them. Han soon learns that the amulet has an evil history-it once belonged to the Demon King, the wizard who nearly destroyed the world a millennium ago. With a magical piece that powerful at stake, Han knows that the Bayars will stop at nothing to get it back.

Meanwhile, Raisa ana’Marianna, Princess Heir of the Fells, has her own battles to fight. She’s just returned to court after three years of relative freedom with her father’s family at Demonai camp – riding, hunting, and working the famous Clan markets. Although Raisa will become eligible for marriage after her sixteenth name-day, she isn’t looking forward to trading in her common sense and new skills for etiquette tutors and stuffy parties.

Raisa wants to be more than an ornament in a glittering cage. She aspires to be like Hanalea-the legendary warrior queen who killed the Demon King and saved the world. But it seems like her mother has other plans for her–plans that include a suitor who goes against everything the Queendom stands for.

The Seven Realms will tremble when the lives of Han and Raisa collide in this stunning new page-turner from bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima.

Giveaway Details:
1 copy of The Exiled Queen
Shipped to US or Canada
Last day to enter is 12/16/10

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