BIR2010: Cinda Williams Chima Interview/Giveaway


Welcome to back to the BEST I'VE READ 2010! BIR2010 will run from December 6th through December 14th. This will be a annual event and this year its compromised of 9 blogs. Each day each blog will have multiple post and giveaways happening each day until its over. Then on the last day there will also be a Grand Prize Giveaway on the BIR2010 Blog.

We bring you a great interview from Cinda Williams Chima author of The Exiled Queen and The Demon King. 


Once Upon: Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.

Cinda: So I can buy a new jacket. And a home with a view. And that's not even one sentence.

Once Upon: What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?

Cinda: Some of my favorites included fantasy by Mercedes Lackey, David Eddings, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mary Stewart, and JRR Tolkien. I used to read The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew by the sackful, because they were available. When I was a child, I would read any book about animals.

Once Upon: What do you find so appealing about the genre you write for?

Cinda: I love writing fantasy because it offers so many options when it comes to plot and conflict. Also because I believe in magic.

Once Upon: What is your favorite quote?

Cinda: Never judge a genre by its worst example.

Once Upon: You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?

Cinda: A home with a view of the water.

The Exiled Queen
Author: Cinda Williams Chima
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Released: July 27th 2010

Summary: (from Goodreads - 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.

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  1. All these book giveaways are just too good!!!

  2. Can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. It looks like a good read...Tweeted to my pals :) Thanks for chance to win...and good luck all!

  4. I love this book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. This is *another* series I really would like to read :)

  6. Mary D

    I agree with the poster above - this sounds like a terrific series to start on! Thank you for these awesome giveaways!!!!!!!

  7. Yet another book added on my "to read" list.


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