Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Kristin Cashore Blog Tour & Giveaway: Getting to Know the Characters of Fire

Fire Tour logoI'm very excited to be the 8th stop on Kristin Cashore's Fire Blog Tour, where Kristin tells us a little bit about all the important characters in Fire, the companion novel to Graceling. Today's character just so happens to be one of my favorites, so I'm pleased to share more about him with you, courtesy of Kristin:

"Prince Brigan, Nax and Roen’s younger son and the Dells’ military commander, is also trying. Trying to prevent an inevitable civil war; trying to keep his brother, the king, focused; trying to fight off the looting parties that are the scourge of the mountains; trying to get to his appointments on time; trying to fall asleep at night and rarely succeeding. He would also very much like to have a try at breaking Fire’s neck. Sigh… too much to do…."

You can click on the tour logo above to read about the other featured characters on the blog tour, as well! There are many more to come! If you'd like to read my thoughts on Fire (I loved it!), please check out my review! If you're as excited about the release of Fire as I am and want to Tweet about it or tweet about this awesome blog tour, please use the #firetour tag as part of your tweet!!

You can also read a sample from Fire here:
Fire by Kristin Cashore

And perhaps you've noticed my countdown widget, noting the release of Fire on October 5th. Looks like this:

And maybe you'd like to show this little widget on your own blog? If you would, you can visit this link for the Fire widget!


I am able to give away one SIGNED COPY of Fire (to a winner in the U.S. only, sorry) as a part of this tour! How cool is that?! Here's how to enter:

+1 entry: Leave a comment telling me which character is your favorite on the tour so far.
+1 entry: Become a follower on Google Friend Connect
+1 entry: Tweet about this contest on Twitter (using #firetour and @Melsbookshelf in your tweet, please!)
+1 entry: Share this post on Facebook and leave me a link to your posting
+1 entry each: Stumble, Digg, bookmark this post on (The buttons are all handy at the bottom of this post!)

Yes, I'm keeping this a little easier when it comes to calculating all the entries this time, but you can still earn up to 7 entries for this contest if you choose to do them all!

The last day for entries is Saturday, October 3rd at midnight. I will announce the winner on Sunday, October 4th and once I have mailing info, I'll be forwarding that along!

Good luck!


  1. +1 - I'm already a follower (Charity Lynn)
    +1 - Tweeted (@CharityGamble)
    +1 - I'd have to say my favorite so far is Prince Brigan. :)

    Thanks for this great contest! :)

    keeponbooking AT live DOT com

  2. Brigan was my favorite love interest! He's the hottest in YA this year!

  3. I'd pick Fire.

    I follow


  4. My favorite character is Fire.

    bcanyon at hotmail dot com

  5. +1 entry: Love Prince Brigan!

    +1 entry: already a follower

    +1 entry:Tweeted @NotNessie

    +1 Dugg!

    And, have I ever mentioned how awesome your blog is? Great contest!


  6. My favorite would have to be Fire as well!
    I'm also a follower


  7. I guess Fire is my fav.

    +1 I'm a follower!

    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

  8. +1- I like Small Fire's horse

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

  9. I think all of the characters sound pretty fascinating, and I just finished Graceling last night, so I'm excited about Fire. =)

    +1 I'm a blog follower!

    thesweetestpetunia [at] gmail [dot] com

  10. + 1 I did the book mark thing at the bottom of the page

    The character that is my favorite so far is Fire, Not very creative I know but I love the complexities of her character!


  11. Oh, I really want to read the rest of this (that excerpt is so tantalizing)!

    +1 entry: My favorite character so far has been Queen Roen.

    +1 entry: I am a follower

  12. Umm I was lucky enough to read an ARC several months ago (but a signed copy is an opportunity I can not pass up!), and I have to say I'm a fan of Archer--yes, even over Brigan, although he's okay. I guess. :)

    I linked to this giveaway in my sidebar, does that count?

    stephxsu at gmail dot com

  13. Yay for FIRE! I'm having a great time following the blog tour around. I'd love to be entered and my favorite character so far on the tour is definitely Prince Brigan. Poor guy. Never enough time to wring someone's neck when you need to...

    +1 Became a follower

  14. +1 I'm a follower!
    So far, I think my favorite is Queen Roen. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  15. Hi Melissa, thanks for hosting my book and for doing the giveaway :o)

    Brigan is one of the characters whose name came to me immediately. I think I liked it because it sounded like "brigand." I also liked the way it sounded when it's expanded to his full, royal name, Brigandell.

    Good luck to everyone in the giveaway!

  16. Hello Melissa & Kristin!

    I have not read the books yet so I am not able to share a favorit character, I am sorry. I have Graceling here on the shelf to be read in just a few books. These books sound really interesting to me and are in the class I love to read.

    +1 I am a google friend
    +1 I have tweeted of the contest

    Good luck to everyone!
    Thank you!

  17. I pick Brigan.


  18. thanks for the contest! please enter me.
    devinredmond at hotmail dot com

  19. Prince Brigan!! I'm a little bit in love with him.



  20. Count me in!

    +1 Already follow!

    +1 I like Fire!


  21. Please enter me.
    So far I think I'm liking King Nash.


  22. What a cool way to conduct a tour! I will have to read all the other posts. :)

    And, count me out for the give-away. As much as I would love to have a signed copy, I live in Canada. :)

  23. +1 entry: I am going to say Prince Brigan since he is the first one I read about!

    +1 entry: I follow.

    +1 entry: Tweet -


  24. +1 entry: I'm still in love with Fire, but King Nash also intrigues me.
    +1 entry: Became a follower on Google Friend Connect
    +1 entry: Tweeted:

  25. +1 I'd have to say that my favorite character is Fire
    +1 I'm now a follower

    thanks for the giveaway!

  26. Great contest! Thanks for the chance to win this book!

    +1 - My fav character is Fire
    +1 - New follower


  27. +1 Brigan is definately my favorite so far.
    +1 follow

    :) Erica

  28. Love the cover! It's a work of art! Looking forward to the release as well on the 5th, this looks like a wonderful read. Good luck to all the entries!

  29. fire, for sure, is the most interesting.

  30. +1 I can tell you my favorite character of the book: GARAN!! (IDK if they have covered him in the tour) I loved him! Of the tour I guess I would pick Archer..
    +1 Follower!


  31. This is a terrific contest! Count me in.

    +1 already follower.
    +1 Tweeted:


  32. I want this book so bad! Please enter me.

    +1 Definitely Fire
    +1 already follower
    +1 Tweeted:


  33. +1 Lord Archer intrigues me...
    +1 follower

  34. +1 Fav character = Fire

    +1 GFC follower

    +1 tweeted

    thebookvixen [at] gmail [dot] com

  35. +1 Hands down = Fire
    +1 Follower
    +1 tweeted

    parajunkee (@)

  36. My choice is Fire!

    +1 entry: Leave a comment telling me which character is your favorite on the tour so far.
    +1 entry: Become a follower on Google Friend Connect (already a follower)

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com


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