Parents' Guide to

The Cadet of Tildor

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Girl trains as elite soldier in sword-slashing fantasy.

Book Alex Lidell Fantasy 2013
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THE CADET OF TILDOR sometimes feels as if it aspires to walk in the footsteps of George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones, minus the over-the-top sex and violence (and overwhelming page-count). Author Alex Lidell is not nearly as fluid or daring a writer as Martin, but who is on his or her first outing? The novel has plenty of straightforward action and adventure and features a resourceful female protagonist forced to make uncomfortable, often dangerous choices.The prose in The Cadet of Tildor might be occasionally awkward and the political machinations of the plot a tad murky, but the novel presents an interesting fantasy world populated by multidimensional characters.

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