Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Court of Snakes: This Desert Cage by Tycho Dwelis

Join us for this tour from August 8 to August 26, 2022!

Book Details:

​Book TitleCourt of Snakes: This Desert Cage by Tycho Dwelis
Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17),  317 pages
GenreDystopian Fantasy
Publisher:  Precursor Publishing
Release date:  July 2, 2022
Content Rating:  PG + M: Some allusion to domestic abuse, fantasy violence, adults drinking alcohol


Book Description:

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.

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Meet the Author:

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

Tour Schedule:

Aug 8 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 9 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Aug 9 - Splashes of Joy  - book review / giveaway
Aug 10 – 411 ON BOOKS, AUTHORS, AND PUBLISHING NEWS – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 11 – JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 11 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 12 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Aug 15 – Leels Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Aug 16 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Aug 17 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Aug 18 – The Page Ladies – book review
Aug 19 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Aug 22 – Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 23 – Kam's Place – book review
Aug 24 – Bookworm for Kids – book review / giveaway
Aug 25 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Aug 26 – Books and Zebras – book review
Aug 26 - Books for Books – book review

Enter the Giveaway:

COURT OF SNAKES by Tycho Dwellis Book Tour Giveaway


My Review: 

Court of Snakes: This Desert Cage is my first introduction to the talents of author Tycho Dwelis. It is, also, the first book in their series, Court of Snakes. I found it to be an interesting and entertaining book to read. I enjoyed Terran and Parisa’s story and seeing how they would overcome the obstacles that has been thrown at them. I was rooting for them right from the start. I admired the courage, determination and bravery Parisa demonstrated throughout the book. She is such a strong woman and loved her. It was fun taking this journey with the characters and seeing what would become of them in the end. It is not one that could be predicted and made me want to keep reading to see what would happen next. There were a few scenes that were a little slower than I would like but overall, a very good tale to read. 

I will be giving Court of Snakes: This Desert Cage four and a half stars. Readers who enjoy reading young adult and dystopian genre books will want to snatch this one up. I will be looking for the next book from the Court of Snakes series, as well as, more books by Tycho Dwelis in the future to see where else their imagination will take their readers to next. 

I received a paperback copy of Court of Snakes: This Desert Cage from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 


  1. Sounds good. My son would love to read this.

  2. Really nice cover and excerpt, looking forward to reading this!

  3. How long did it take you to write this book?

  4. Do you enjoy writing more than reading?

  5. What book is currently on your bedside table?

  6. What book is currently on your bedside table?

  7. What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?