The Compulsive Reader: Kristin Cashore Blog Tour: Getting to Know the Characters of Fire

Monday, September 14, 2009

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

Hey everyone,

Today is the first official day of Kristin Cashore's blog tour for Fire, her latest novel which comes out October 5th, and is a companion (which means related to, but is basically a standalone) to her very popular book Graceling! The tour is running for three weeks, from September 14th through October 2nd, and at each stop, Kristin will reveal a little bit about each character (click on the image above for the tour schedule so you can follow Kristin around).

About today's first (and very integral) character, Kristin says:

"Lord Archer, Fire's friend from childhood, takes his nickname from his skill with a bow, but he has other areas of expertise, as well, that make him rather popular with the ladies. How does Archer get away with creating such beautiful messes? And what happens when he creates one he can't undo?"

Aren't you just dying for the book? Well, you can click here to read my review, or look below to read the prologue and first chapter of Fire!

Fire by Kristin Cashore

Also, if you have a blog, you can embed the widget below (isn't it fun?):

If you Twitter, you can chat about Fire and the tour by using the hashtag #firetour too!

Okay, I saved the best for last....thanks to the generosity of Penguin Group, I am also holding a contest for a signed copy of Fire! There are tons of ways to win:
  • Leave a comment below
  • Tweet about this contest (leave the link to your tweet in the comments)
  • Blog about the tour
  • Include the widget
  • Include the eBook excerpt
Every task you do earns you 1 entry! Comment below with all of your links and entries so I can check them!

I'll be picking the winner on September 30th! Good luck everyone, and I really hope you enjoy the book! I adored it!


Cecelia said...

Oh yay! I AM excited about Fire - and now even more so. Looks awesome. Please enter me for the signed copy!

Mama Nez said...

Wow, I am so excited for Fire! I started reading and I am dying for it to come out, so please enter me for the signed copy contest. thanks so much.

Rylie said...

Enter me, please!

bcanyon at hotmail dot com

jpetroroy said...

I can't wait for FIRE. Please enter me.

+1 I tweeted at https://twitter.com/jpetroroy/status/3981884736

jpetroroy (at) gmail (dot) com

Awww Yeaaahhh said...

I got my hands on an ARC and Fire went beyond all my expectations. A truly wonderful read!!

devin said...

i so enjoyed graceling and so can't wait for fire. thanks for the contest!
devinredmond at hotmail dot com

Artemis Grey said...

I'm leaving a comment, I've twitted and I put the widget on my won blog! http://twitter.com/GreyVale


Unknown said...

I'm so anxious to read Fire! Please enter me in your contest!

maryh said...

I would love to be entered into the contest I am soo exciting about Fire coming out soon! I have read the excerpt and I find lord archer very intriguing. I can't wait to get to know him better. Right now he's a bit suspicious to me as I think that he is using Fire. All is not lost he has time to change my opinion of him as it is not set in stone yet! Thank you!

Vicky said...

Please enter me!


HNBerry said...

love to be entered for a copy!!!! A friend got an advance reader copy and I am the "Green Eyed Monster"!

Angiegirl said...

Wonderful contest. I didn't realize you could read that much of it online. Excellent. Please enter me. I've included the widget on my sidebar!



Anonymous said...

Graceling is the best book I've read this year! The story was perfect. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read Fire and would LOVE a signed copy!

Stacey said...

Hi, I've included the widget, and the excerpt in my post about day one of the blog tour here http://pageturners-underthecover.blogspot.com/2009/09/day-1-of-fire-blog-tour.html and i've tweeted! @secsec1

Stacey said...

whoops, forgot my email and here's the twitter link too http://twitter.com/secsec1/status/3988145083

my email is secsec1 (at) gmail (dot) com

Sue said...

I am so excited for this book to come out, thanks for the character details!

Mariah said...
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Mariah said...

I cannot wait for this book!

I posted a post about the tour which had the book excerpt and the widget

I also linked it in my sidebar http://mariah-readingadventure.blogspot.com/


Unknown said...

Please enter me! I'm incredibly excited about this book!!!

GBU Book Reviews said...

I am sooooo excited for this book.
Here is my blog where also included the widget and the e-book excerpt. So sign me up.


Kristen said...

I so want a signed copy of this book! It is AMAZING!

I tweeted too: http://twitter.com/bookgoil/status/3991150250


Kim said...

Please enter me! :D I am so excited for this book.


Misty said...

I am excited for this one.
I tweeted (@DarlingMisty)
and maybe when I get a chance, I will blog, too, and come back and add that. :)
~Misty (mbradenwf@gmail.com)

Eli said...

Great contest! Enter me. x)

I put the widget on my sidebar.


audrey said...

I loved Graceling, and I can't wait to read Fire as well! enter me please :)

btw, is this US only? or does Canada count =] If not, ignore this post :P

Great Contest!!

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Please enter me! I can't wait to read Fire, and Lord Archer sounds very scandalous, haha. :)
Thank you for the great giveaway!


Ellz said...

This cover is beautiful. I am excited to read this. See you on the tour!

Steph Su said...

*gasp* A signed copy of Fire would be among my most prized possessions ever, haha. Except no joke. I linked to this giveaway in my sidebar, does that count? :)

stephxsu at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Looks amazin' - sign me up for a copy. Loved Graceling!

Kara said...

Please enter me in! -
I added the Fire widget onto my blog (www.readingcoma.blogspot.com) & I tweeted about it - http://twitter.com/CRDWLLG/status/3993785958
- Cardwellmail@aol.com

Kristin Cashore said...

Hi there -- I want to send out a huge thank you to The Compulsive Reader! Thanks for hosting me, CR! And thanks to everyone writing in -- your comments made my day (and got me giggling about Archer)! Good luck in the contest :o)

Alea said...

I'm totally bolding my character name the way you did yours! :D

Cari said...

Oh! I've been waiting and waiting for this to come out!
Enter me!
neohippy10 hotmail

Anonymous said...

Please enter me.

I tweeted - http://twitter.com/thebookvixen/status/3997799990

I grabbed the widget - http://thebookvixen.blogspot.com (left sidebar)


Sab H. said...

Great contest! Enter me please!

+1 Comment
+1 Blogged about the tour
+1 included widget
+1 included e-book



Lynz Pickles said...

I'm so looking forward to reading this! Please enter me in the contest.


Kimberly B. said...

Oh, I've heard such great things about this series! I'd love to win!
I tweeted at www.twitter.com/KimBea

Cassandra Mortmain said...

One of my friends has had my copy of Graceling for months and I am just itching to snatch it back from her and re-read it. If I manage to win a copy of Fire instead, it would sate my hunger for Kristen. So please consider me entered!

Cassandra Mortmain said...

Oh! And I'm willisonm@gmail.com. AND I twittered about the contest as well: http://twitter.com/MrsFridayNext

mysteryflavour said...

Cannot wait for this book.



kohsamui14 said...

Hi there have tweeted
just love the reviews.. stummbled across FIRE looking for books for my mother's birthday on 5th October

Andrea said...

Can't wait for this one to come out. How exciting!

Anonymous said...

can't wait to read this book,please enter me in the giveaway

Megan said...

I was lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC of Fire - absolutely the best book I've read all year!! Kristin Cashore, you are made of amazing.

Blog post with tour info and eBook excerpt link here:



Erika said...

(Google is fizzing out on me so I apologize if this is my second entry)

I would like to enter!!

Here is my tweet: http://twitter.com/brownjawa/status/4009659699

And I've blogged the widget, the excerpt (included both embedded in the post), & the tour here: http://jawasreadtoo.blogspot.com/2009/09/chance-to-win-free-book.html

Megan said...

Oops, also forgot to mention the widget in the sidebar!



Cara Powers said...

Love this book!
Check out my review at


I want a signed copy to replace my ARC.

Kristin Cashore said...

It occurred to me that I could say one more non-spoilery thing about Archer, which is that his name is a tribute to Newland Archer in The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. Ever since a recent re-read of that marvelous book, I've wanted to name some tall, handsome man Archer. :o)

The Compulsive Reader said...

Oh, fun! Tall and handsome certainly fits Lord Archer! Thanks, Kristin!

Ink Mage said...

I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw this contest! Please oh please enter me!

Anonymous said...

oh wow, the book feels closer now!! awesome!!
here is my twitter link http://twitter.com/berezez


Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I would loooove this!

+1 tweeted (justkeepreading)
+1 put widget on my site http://owlforya.blogspot.com

foltzsfantasticbooks at gmail.com

Mary said...

Ooh, FIRE! Really liked GRACELING, looking forward to next book-is Blue in this one?
I'd love a signed copy!.


Ashley said...

Please enter me, thanks!

Sam said...

I'm so excited. Please enter me:)

I also wrote a blog:

slr2007 at aol dot com

Unknown said...

I'm so psyched for Fire. Please enter me!

jillkt13 at yahoo dot com

Alyssa is magical! said...

Oooooooh! I want a signed copy!

Nina said...

I love this contest! Count me in! :)

Beck said...

Enter me please!


Anonymous said...

Yay! a Fire contest :D

::Tweeted this at -- www.twitter.com/franmari
::included the widget &
::eBook excerpt at my blog @ http://bitterwhip.livejournal.com/

Itching to get a copy!
Great blog, thanks :)

YA Book Queen said...

Oh I so want to win this!!

I put the widget on my blog


A Passion For Books said...

Great contest! Can't wait to read this book.

I have the widget on my blog.


Dave said...

FIRE CONTEST! For a second chance to win an ARC of Kristin Cashore's "FIRE", goto:


HURRY, only 2 days left!

Llehn said...

I would love to play please! Thanks.


Booklogged said...

Very excited to have a chance to win Fire.

booklogged AT gmail DOT com

Booklogged said...

I am new to Twitter so I hope I'm leaving you the right link:



booklogged AT gmail DOT com

Jill Buck said...

Sounds like a great read, please enter me in the contest.
buckfamily at ptd dot net

Miss Eliza said...

Oh, very excited!

Also added widget to my blog: http://strange-and-random-happenstance.blogspot.com/


Thomas Hill said...

I'm so looking forward to "Fire"! Enter me in the contest, please :)

Krista said...

Please enter me! Very cool giveaway!


jaquelyn {mama thoughts} said...

I just finished Graceling last night, so of course I'm dying o read Fire now. Well, maybe not literally dying, but you know what I mean. =) Money for books is not in the budget right now, so I'd love to win!

thesweetestpetunia [at] gmail [dot] com

Jessy said...

Please enter me in! I can't wait to read this, I absolutely loved Graceling.

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

jen said...

I'm anxiously awaiting Fire! I loved Graceling.

Joana said...
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Megan said...

I can't wait to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win it!


donnas said...

Please include me.

I added to the sidebar and posted the widget here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Becca said...

Please enter me!


Morgan said...

I cannot wait until this book comes out. I just read Graceling and loved it-so hopefully I will love this one as well.

ParaJunkee said...

I am very excited about this book. Enter me if you do not mind.

parajunkee (@) gmail.com

H said...

I this open internationally? No worries if it's not, but please enter me if it is!

alastaircookie said...

I would love to be entered- if this is open internationally! Thanks so much, and I hope you have an awesome day! ;D