Book Title: 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
Content Rating: PG + M: Some allusion to domestic abuse, fantasy violence, adults drinking alcohol
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.
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, magick.
I love both Parisa and Terran! I'm just this first book we watch them go through so much and we see them grow beautifully. I loved the struggle with diversity in the book, it gave the plot such a real feel. The story was steadily paced, I didn't want to stop once I got started. The atmospheric setting was flawless. This is my first experience with Tycho – definitely not my last. I'll be checking out his other works as well as waiting ever so impatiently for the next book in the series.
Huge thanks to iRead Book Tours & Tycho for my gifted copy!
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
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