Court of Snakes: This Desert Cage by Tycho Dwelis Book Tour, Guest Post and Giveaway! {Ends 9/2/22}

Aug 16, 2022 | 3 comments

The Court of Snakes: This Desert Cage is the first of a two book series intended for ages 13 – 18. If you like the Hunger Games, Divergent, and Inkheart, you’ll love these books.

This series talks about systemic oppression, racism, oligarchy, and, of course, magic.

Book Details:

Court of Snakes: This Desert Cage by Tycho Dwelis
Category: YA Fiction (Ages 13-17), 317 pages
Genre: Dystopian Fantasy
Publisher: Precursor Publishing
Release date: July 2, 2022
Formats Available: print and ebook 
Tour dates: August 8 to August 26, 2022
Content Rating: PG + M: Some allusion to domestic abuse, fantasy violence, adults drinking alcohol

Book Description:

In the city of Segeno, it’s eat or be eaten. Someone has to rule the masses. A boy has lost his birthright. His parents killed. Dead and gone. A girl has lost her father. She means nothing to him now.

The city of Segeno stands tall after a great war, the only city left of its kind. Terran has lost both of his parents and is now on the run from a tyrant eager to kill him and cut off the royal bloodline. Parisa struggles with her own identity as even her father rejects her for the color of her skin as he claws for the throne. Along their journeys, they meet unexpected allies and encounter unprecedented magick, but, most importantly, they learn what it is to stand up for themselves and take back their city from corruption.

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Guest Post:

The Future of Segeno – What’s next for Court of Snakes?

I can never seem to stop myself from writing series. When I started out with my last book series, the Braidy von Althuis books, I had no idea how many I wanted to write. I find myself getting swallowed up in the worlds that I create, and don’t find one book enough (especially in the YA and Middle Grade age ranges) to jam all that juicy information into one book!

In the case of Segeno, the main city in Court of Snakes, I wanted to play a game with readers, introduce a world that is incredibly different from ours, but simultaneously hint at the fact that the world once was ours. One of the biggest joys of being an illusionist – er, a writer, I mean – is that I am allowed toslowly draw back the curtain and show readers all the little breadcrumbs leading to the big reveal. That is what the second Court of Snakes will hopefully be: the moment that Dorothy pulls back the curtain to reveal the Wizard of Oz.
That being said, my next big project is the sequel to Court of Snakes: This Desert Cage. Court of Snakes:

The Sandstorm Rages will answer a lot of questions that This Desert Cage left up to the imagination of readers – Why is the city of Segeno the way that it is? Who are the major players that are behind the civil unrest that Terran and Parisa have to grapple with? Will the two of them ever be able to leave Segeno?

Ultimately, the Court of Snakes series is about using knowledge as power, uncovering truth and wielding it as a weapon against those who would seek to control and abuse others by keeping them in the dark. I can’t wait to continue to bring readers into the world of Court of Snakes in both of my upcoming novels.

The mysteries of Segeno await!

Meet the Author:

I’m Tycho (I also use the pen name Cassidy), and I love storytelling! I’m incredibly passionate about writing, art, and anything that allows me to create my own worlds. My goal is to write dreamy fiction for all ages that is unique, inspiring, and imaginative. I like to write about themes that include coming of age, magic realism, identity, relationships, and bullying. My books are intended for readers ages eight to twenty-five, and are meant to connect the world of the fantastical to everyday life.

I currently live in Colorado and have an MA in Publishing.

connect with the author:  website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

The Tour Schedule:

Aug 8 –Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 9 –Literary Flits – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Aug 9 – Splashes of Joy  – book review / giveaway
Aug 10 – 411 ON BOOKS, AUTHORS, AND PUBLISHING NEWS – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 11 – JB’s Bookworms with Brandy Mulder – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 12 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Aug 15 – Leels Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Aug 16 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Aug 17 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Aug 17 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 18 – The Page Ladies – book review
Aug 19 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Aug 22 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 23 – Kam’s Place – book review
Aug 24 – Bookworm for Kids – book review / giveaway
Aug 25 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight
Aug 26 – Books and Zebras – book review
Aug 26 – Books for Books – book review

Giveaway Details:

Win a physical copy of the book, art postcards of the main characters designed by the author,, and $10 Amazon gift card. (one winner) (USA only) (ends Sep 2)

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  1. Marisela Zuniga

    I like the book cover, looks great

  2. Shelly Peterson

    Sounds like a good read.

  3. Nadine

    The teen reading group at the library would like this a lot.

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