Saturday, March 7, 2015

Welcome to The Tsar's Guard

Saturday, March 7, 2015
This post about The Tsar's Game by Evelyn Skye. Forthcoming from HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray in 2016.

Welcome to the Guard. The Tsar is very pleased to have you in his service. As a token of his appreciation, he would like to offer you hints about The Tsar’s Game prior to its release.

But of course, it’s never as easy as the Tsar simply handing over rewards, even to the most loyal of his followers. Nikolai and Vika must go through the Tsar’s Game before a winner may emerge as Royal Enchanter. Likewise, you must earn your rewards.

The Tsar will, however, tell you this: the number five is important in The Tsar’s Game. And therefore, on the 5th day of each month leading up to the release of the book next year, there will be a giveaway, and the prize will be a clue about The Tsar’s Game.

Over time, the hints will begin to paint a picture of the characters and the story. (Or perhaps they will merely deepen the suspense. The Tsar’s generosity and cruelty are equally unpredictable.)

The first giveaway will take place on
April 5th. Until then, please spread the word about The Tsar's Game and the upcoming hunt for clues. You are welcome to copy this message to your blog, tumblr, facebook, and all other manner of communication.

And as always, we need help recruiting more soldiers for our elite army. If you’ve forgotten the link to the Guard’s page, here it is:

Pass it on to all those you deem worthy.

The Tsar thanks you once again for your dedication.

~ Captain of the Guard

Many thanks to Miss Evelyn Skye, author of THE TSAR’S GAME, for letting me post this announcement.

Evelyn is a YA fantasy author whose debut, THE TSAR’S GAME, is forthcoming from HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray in 2016. She is also a host and moderator for YA events at Kepler’s Books; Social Media Manager for SCBWI’s San Francisco region; and the founder and ringleader of YA Lunch Break, a popular Bay Area writer’s club.
When she’s not writing, she can be found chasing after her daughter on the playground or sitting on the couch, immersed in a good book and eating way too many cookies.
Evelyn is represented by Brianne Johnson of Writers House and can be found online on twitter @EvelynSkyeYA.

10 Random Facts About Me:
1. The CIA once offered me a job.
2. I used to have my tongue pierced.
3. I hate carrots.
4. The first book I fell in love with was A Farewell to Arms.
5. I suck at sleeping.
6. If you challenge me to a pizza-eating contest, I will win.
7. I am one of three people on the planet who have actually purchased something from the SkyMall catalog. It was a bug vacuum, and it is glorious. (Also contains many dead spiders.)
8. The fortune teller said I shouldn’t bother buying lotto tickets.
9. I ought to be better at living in the moment.
10. I not-so-secretly wish I could be on So You Think You Can Dance.

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