Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Trading Card Reveal : Colstadt from the Serengard Series by Rachel O'Laughlin

I'm a little late posting this. I have been busy and that's no excuse. Anyway, my dear friend, Rachel O'Laughlin asked me to help promote her novels, and I couldn't resist. I loved both The Coldness of Marek and it's sequel The Knights of Rilch. Both are beautifully written stories with fascinating (and sometimes frustrating...you know who I'm talking about, Rachel!) characters. I'll be posting a hopefully coherent review of the Knights later this month. I make no guarantees that it will make sense or not contain spoilers.

Anyway, she commissioned a talented artist to draw up some trading cards and they are awesome. The card I get to spotlight is of the character Colstadt. I actually like this character. And like everyone in this series has his own divided loyalties and secrets.

According to Rachel, there are 100 limited edition cards of each character printed. Each card has artwork front, stats on the back (stats contain spoilers!). Currently they are only available now to street team or with proof of book purchase. Cards will be also given away throughout the blog tour.

I'm posting both covers here so you can see them side by side. I really like how the author captured the mood of the book.

Knights of Rilch (Serengard, book 2)
Releases February 25, 2014

Nearly a decade ago…
When Serengard rebelled and the Orion monarchy fell, former crown princess Kierstaz Orion’s love for her people became a burning desire to set things right. With a price on their heads, Kierstaz and her brother Mikel led a handful of men against the new army, fighting skirmishes all along the border of Dreibourge. But months of heavy bloodshed forced her small band of knights to abandon the border—and all of Serengard—to the rebels.

Nine years and a thousand betrayals later…
Kierstaz and Mikel again find themselves on the run—only this time, they’ve a boy in tow: Malcom, the son of two of the Seren rebellion’s strongest leaders. The new regime wants him dead, Mikel wants him alive, and it’s all Kierstaz can do to keep their tracks covered. Desperate to preserve the innocent life she swore to protect and the brother who has always stood by her, Kierstaz must gamble the last thing in the world she owns: her identity. Secrets are a staple of the Orion family, and those Kierstaz keeps are as dangerous as the ones kept from her.

Ok. That's the low down. Now how about we take a look at the trading card. Shall we?

Character: Colstadt
From: Coldness of Marek (Serengard: Book One)
Upcoming Release: Knights of Rilch (Serengard: Book Two)

And if you want to see the rest of the cards, go here: http://rachelolaughlin.com/2014/01/30/trading-cards-reveal/

And now for the giveaway! Because who doesn't want free stuff?
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. What a great idea for novels! They look great and sound interesting. I look forward to seeing you in KC soon! And good luck with February #WriteMotivation.

    1. I really enjoyed both books very much. :D
      And yes, hope to see you soon.