Talon by Julie Kagawa -Meet Garret ! Blog Tour & and win one of Julie’s Dragon Figurines!

Posted 13 October, 2014 by Danny in Blog, Blog Tour, Character Interview, Danny, Giveaways / 66 Comments

I am so so freaking excited to host Julie Kagawa here on the Blog today with her newest bookish adventure TALON! Julie is on blog Tour right now, with some absolutely incredible posts and a chance to win one of her famous hand-made Dragon Figurines!

But first, I am even more thrilled to host Garret on the Blog  so please welcome Soldier Garret at the Bookworms here today!

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Meet Garret!

Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Garret Xavier Sebastian, ID number 870012. I’m seventeen years and two months old, and I’m a rank five soldier in the Order of St. George.

Garret_fullpose_FINALWhen did you join the Order of St. George? What is the Order, exactly?

The Order of St. George is an organization dedicated to hunting down and eradicating dragons hiding in human form throughout the world. We have several chapterhouses in countries where dragon activity is common; England, China, the United States. I’ve been with the Order of St. George nearly my whole life. My parents were murdered by a dragon when I was three. The Order rescued me and taught me everything I know today.

Why does the Order hate dragons so much? What makes them so dangerous?

We don’t hate them. We simply realize the enormous threat the dragons of Talon represent to the human race.   Talon’s goal has always been world domination and the enslavement of all “lesser” species. They are dangerous because they are so long lived, and their plans can span decades, or even centuries. But what makes them truly insidious is their ability to blend into humanity, to mimic everything we do, while subtly influencing everyone around them. We cannot underestimate Talon, and this is a war we must win. The dragons must be eliminated to secure the future for all humans.

Getting away from the war and the Order of St. George for a moment, what do you like to do in your down time?

I enjoy reading, and sometimes I’ll play pool or darts in the Order’s rec room, but a lot of my free time is dedicated to training or working out. My partner Tristan is always trying to drag me to parties, but I don’t drink, so I don’t see the point. He has accused me of being a stuffy old woman on more than one occasion, but it doesn’t bother me. I’m a soldier of St. George. I have to be ready to fight at a moment’s notice.

And for the final question: if you could describe Ember in three words, what would they be?

Um. Ember Hill? You want me to describe her in three words. I don’t see the importance, but…okay. I guess if I had to pick three terms to describe Ember, they would be: cheerful, stubborn, and fearless.

Thanks for talking to us today, Garret. *Garret nods, waiting patiently.* Um…dismissed.

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TALON by Julia Kagawa

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  • Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

    Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

    Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

    Julie Kagawa authorAbout Julie Kagawa

    Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish and the odd eel.

    To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dog trainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full-time.

    Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all-time low. She lives with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian shepherd who is too smart for his own good and the latest addition, a hyperactive Papillon puppy.

    Tour Schedule

    Follow the Tour to get to know all the Characters from Talon and for more chances to win one of Julie’s amazing hand made Dragons! 

    Thursday, October 2nd – Harlequin Blog 

    Monday, October 6th – Jessica at Step into Fiction
    Wednesday, October 8th – Katie’s Book Blog
    Friday, October 10th – Page Turners

    Monday, October 13th – Bewitched Bookworms
    Wednesday, October 15th – Mundie Moms
    Friday, October 17th – Fiktshun

    Monday, October 20th – Two Chicks on Books
    Wednesday, October 22nd – YA Interrobang
    Friday, October 24th – Supernatural Snark

    Giveaway!

    Each tour stop is offering up a finished copy of TALON! – enter via the Rafflecopter below!
    Five lucky grand prize winners will receive one of Julie’s amazing dragon figurines as well as some fun signed swag.
    To enter for the grand prize, you MUST follow the tour each day, find and catch the dragon, and answer the daily question.

    Please enter via the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway is open to US/Canada.

    Danny_Signature_muchloveI….and now, enter for your chance to win a Hardcover of TALON – if you want to win one of the Dragons, go and hunt down the Dragon!

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Obsessive Reader by Night – Scientist at Day!
    You can also find me on goodreads. I’d love to get to know you so, don’t be shy and say Hello!

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    66 Responses to “Talon by Julie Kagawa -Meet Garret ! Blog Tour & and win one of Julie’s Dragon Figurines!”

    1. Sierra Davenport

      I LOVE the cover art for this book! The scales looks soooooo pretty and enticing. It reminds me of how vibrant the Eragon series dragons were on the covers for those books. Thanks for the giveaway!! 🙂

    2. Jennifer Messerschmidt

      Always excited for a new Julie Kagawa book! Oh man no clue what I would ask. Probably just what seed inspired the story and where some of the ideas and world building came from?!

    3. Jillyn

      I’d want to ask, if your dragons could meet any dragon(s) from a different book, who would it be and why?

    4. Emily

      I’d want to ask, if your dragons came across a genie and were granted 3 wishes, what would they wish for and why?

    5. Linda Townsend

      I’m so excited! I love dragons! Thea Harrison’s, Donna Grants’ and more… now I want to fall in love with yours!

    6. Linda Townsend

      My question is for Garrett: Do you ever think that there might be good dragons also? The reason I ask: There’s bad humans and bad dragons… but that doesn’t make all the race bad…

    7. sarah k

      I would ask Julie if she knew she wanted to write a series on dragons when she was writing The Iron Fey and the Blood of Eden series or if it was inspired after.

    8. Deirdre

      I can’t wait to read Talon!!! I’m such a huge fan of Julie Kagawa’s and I know Talon will be amazing!!!!!!!!

    9. Deirdre

      I can’t wait to read Talon!!! I’m such a huge fan of Julie Kagawa’s and I know Talon will be amazing!!!!!!!! I love the cover of the book!

    10. Kelly G.

      Puff the Magic Dragon was my favorite as a kid, so I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for fire-breathing reptiles. My dad has a ’78 Charger custom-painted with a dragon, so I guess that’s where I get it. 🙂

    11. Viki S.

      I’ve searched like crazy and can’t find the bloody dragon today :(.

      I’d ask Julie if she thinks dragons make good parents. Thank you.

    12. Deirdre

      So I looked for the “Catch the Dragon” on all the blogs, and I didn’t find it. I’ve found it the other days so I know what it looks like. Has anyone found it for this stop? (Just so I know if I need to keep looking.)

    13. Deirdre

      I couldn’t find the dragon either… I’ve found it the other days so I know what it looks like, but I couldn’t find it today. I think I’ll look for it again in a few hours in case it didn’t get put up.

    14. Natalie

      Super super duper pumped for this book. I love dragons, and the cover is a beaut, so I’m already sort of in love with it.

    15. If I could ask Julie one question about her dragons it would definitely be, how did she come up with the different factions for Talon? It’s so much fun seeing these character interviews! Thank you so much for sharing and the giveaway 😀
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    16. Kelly

      I LOVE DRAGONS!!! and I fell in love with Talon’s premise and immediately put it on my MUST-READS list but then I saw the release date and you could see that deflate xD I love dragons! I’ve read the whole Eragon series and have read Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (waiting for Shadowscale!) and I love the How to Train Your Dragon movies!! Dragons!! DRAGONS EVERYWHERE!!! <3

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      arghh I love Dragons!!!! They are amazing and they’re the reason I’m House Targaryen in Game of Thrones!!!

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