Sebastien de Castell's Traitor's Blade was compared to the high adventure tale of Dumas' Three Musketeers. Now in Greatcoat's Lament de Castell continues this dark swashbuckling tale of idealism and betrayal in a country crushed under the weight of its rulers' corruption.Beginning a few days... show more
Sebastien de Castell's Traitor's Blade was compared to the high adventure tale of Dumas' Three Musketeers. Now in Greatcoat's Lament de Castell continues this dark swashbuckling tale of idealism and betrayal in a country crushed under the weight of its rulers' corruption.Beginning a few days after The horrifying murder of a duke and his family sends Falcio val Mond, swordsman and First Cantor of the Greatcoats in a deadly pursuit to capture the killer. But Falcio soon discovers his own life is in mortal danger from a poison administered as a final act of revenge by one of his deadliest enemies. As chaos and civil war begin to overtake the country, Falcio has precious little time left to stop those determined to destroy his homeland.
Publish date: 2015-06-02
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Knight's Shadow continues the epic wonderfulness of volume 1 of the Greatcoats series. A little darker, a little more thoughtful, it's still a terrific swash-buckling adventure filled with all kinds of emotions, including the good ones. While there might be a less humour and and light-heartedness, ...
Falcio is slowly dying from a poison, he's found the heir to the throne and he's trying to keep her from danger, he's also finding that all is not right and he's the only one who seems to care. Falcio is a bit messed up by the end but he seems to be realising that actually the people around him car...
Traitor’s Blade was a novel that took me by surprise. Yes, it sounded interesting, but I never expected to love Sebastien de Castell’s mixture of Three Musketeers-esque swashbuckling fun and Game of Throne-like gritty realism as much as I did. It really was one of the best books of 2014.Flash forwar...
This second book of the series was much fun, too. I read it quickly and was engaged, the story flows even more nicely since there is less swinging from past to present, the plot thickens, there is a knot of conspiracies so intricate nobody can really make head nor tail of it (thus leaving much room ...
I know it sounds like hyperbole and hype, but Knight's Shadow truly is a must-read book, a title that I quite literally could not put down. I found myself wandering the parking lot at the office all week, reading through lunch and breaks. I kept it on the seat beside me and read pages while waiting ...