Blog Tour: Riders by Veronica Rossi – Conquest Character Introduction
Welcome to the Riders Blog Tour! I am so excited to host Veronica Rossi with an exclusive guest post where she introduces us to one of the four horsemen, Conquest from Riders. I highly recommend this book (review coming soon!) and it’s available now!
Riders by Veronica Rossi
Series: Riders #1
Category: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology
Publication: February 16th, 2016; Tor Teen
For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.
Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.
Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen–Conquest, Famine, and Death–are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence.
Now–bound, bloodied, and drugged–Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he’s fallen for–not to mention all of humankind–he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.
But will anyone believe him?
Check out the Riders Trailer and read an entire chapter on EW.com!
Guest Post: Character Introduction – Conquest by Veronica Rossi
Meet Jode Ellis, aka Conquest, of RIDERS
One of the things that drew me to write RIDERS was the opportunity to work with the four horsemen – Conquest, War, Famine, Death – as metaphors.
When it came to discovering Jode, Conquest in RIDERS, and the Englishman of the bunch, my exploratory writing always took me toward a character who would always want to be first, and know the most. He’s competitive, yes. All the horsemen in RIDERS have that competitive edge. But Jode competes with himself more than anything else. He simply won’t accept anything less than his best effort. Jode also has genuine curiosity about almost everything. He’s extremely intelligent, always reading, asking questions, paying attention. And Jode is clutch. In pressure situations, Jode stays cool, sees problems from every angle, and comes up with the plan. All good things, don’t you think? So we forgive him if he comes across as just a teensy bit lofty or smug on occasion. No one’s perfect, right?
I can’t wait for you to meet Jode in RIDERS. I hope you’ll love him as much as I do!
VERONICA ROSSI is a New York Times bestselling author of fiction for young adults. She completed undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons. When not writing, she enjoys reading, painting, and counting down the minutes until she can get back to making up stories about imaginary people.
The Riders Blog Tour continues on Mundie Moms and Live to Read check them out to find out more about Jode/Conquest!