Thief of Lies Character Tour: Kale Valte (+ Giveaway!)

Hey everyone! Welcome to Brenda Drake’s THIEF OF LIES Character Tour. Each stop will feature a character profile from book one of the Library Jumpers Series! There is a tour wide giveaway so be sure to check out all the characters for chances to win. You can find a list of the tour dates here: Today, I will introduce you to one of my favorite characters from Thief of Lies, Kale Valte!


Kale Valte
Age: 17
Battle Globe: Purple (Stun)
Description: Quiet, reflective, and would rather negotiate than fight.

Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers Series Book 1) quote:

“You only lose what you choose to lose.”

Kale was born in Manipur, in Northeast India. He is very spiritual and lives by the religion on his people. He’s the only Sentinel curious about where he was born. He’s visited many times and watched the family his born into from afar. His biggest wish is to reveal who he is to his mother and to be part of the family. 

In battle, he chooses to believe he’s fighting for a cause. Killing goes against his belief that all life is precious no matter how small or what species it is. When in a fight, he overly thinks things and does everything he can to avoid killing his adversaries, choosing to unarm or maim them instead. In book two, Kale will remain true to his beliefs at a cost.

Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers Series Book 2) teaser with Kale and Gia:
Kale inspected the hall. “I haven’t approved this plan.”

“We don’t have time for you to process it,” I said. “The Red is distracted.”

“Gia’s right,” Uncle Philip said. “We have to act now.”

“All right, if one of us falls, the others keep going.” Kale widened the door. “We can’t hesitate, just keep moving. Don’t even stop for a second.”

If he stalled any longer, my nerves were going to catch up with me. “Got it. Can we go, already?” 

It felt like I was in slow motion even though I sprinted across the landing behind Kale and in front of Uncle Philip. We bounded down the back stairs. At the bottom, the moonlight coming from the back door lit up a small hall. I created my battle globe and tossed it at the entry, a pink membrane sealing off the hallway and trapping The Red and the two men out back.


Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers #1)
by Brenda Drake 
Entangled Teen / January 5, 2016

Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels—magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books—rescue them from a demonic hound.

Jumping into some of the world's most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik's world and her own, before both are destroyed.


About the Author

Brenda Drake, the youngest of three children, grew up an Air Force brat and the continual new kid at school. Her fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. So it was only fitting that she would choose to write stories with a bend toward the fantastical. When Brenda’s not writing or doing the social media thing, she’s haunting libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops or reading someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).



I hope you enjoyed meeting Kale! Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to enter the giveaways for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card with an eBook copy of THIEF OF LIES or a signed hardcover copy of FORGET TOMORROW by Pintip Dunn below.


  1. I love the cover of this book! And it sounds fantastic! I hope I can read it soon.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love it!! Thanks for sharing some info about Kale with us! :)

  3. I fell in love with the cover. Seriously, it's one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. And the story sounds amazing, can't wait to read this book! Oh and Kale looks like a really interesting character. Thanks for sharing it! :)