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review 2018-03-06 19:02
Tyrant's Throne by Sebastien de Castell - My Thoughts
Tyrant's Throne - Sebastien de Castell

I finished this a few days ago and promptly got sidetracked and forgot to write up my thoughts!  And it's not because it wasn't good,  because it was GREAT! 

In this, the fourth book of the Greatcoats quartet, the tale of Falcio, Kest, Brasti et al comes to its finale and my goodness it's not what you'd expect.  :)   And just when you thought you knew everything about the land of Tristia it turns out that you knew next to nothing!  *LOL*  I felt like Jon Snow there for a bit.  :)  But what we discover... mama mia, it opens the door to all kinds of musings and ponderings!

I found this book a little more serious, a little deeper than the previous three and I wonder if that's down to us being inside Falcio's head as everything gets turned upside down and sideways.  Probably. But despite that, there was still the humour, still the swashbuckling, still the larger than life characters that I've grown to love over the past books. 

So I loved the way that Sebastien wrapped things up.  The adventure, the politics, the ethical conundrums, the brotherhood, it was all there.  And the ending was perfect even if just a wee bit open-ended.  THAT made me happy, the hope of seeing our faves again. 

I still love Brasti beyond all belief, I really think he's my favourite character.  Brasti, Monster and the latest addition, Chalmers - my God, I fell in love with Chalmers! 

Anyway, incoherent as this is, I loved this book, I loved this whole quartet of books and I thank Sebastien de Castell for writing them!

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review 2018-01-28 00:00
Spellslinger
Spellslinger - Sebastien de Castell Spellslinger - Sebastien de Castell long winded, I found the lack of world building to be an issue. I couldn't really visualize the setting. It just appeared to be set in a circle of magic sand.
kellan was your typical whiny teenager who started to annoy me. The squirrel cats were the best part.
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review 2018-01-08 12:39
politics is hard
Tyrant's Throne - Sebastien de Castell

Falcio val Mond is on the brink of sucess, he's just about to get Aline on the throne and to earn his rest when it all goes pearshaped and Trin is back and somehow he has to dig deep in his reserves and survive.

 

Falcio is an interesting mix of optimist and realist, he really wants his cynicism to be wrong only to have it proved again and again to be right and it's eating away at his soul. He's also tired of people he cares for dying but he's also finding that some of these people care enough about the same things he cares about. (I nearly cried at the coins, wow)

 

There are mild echoes of Brexit underlying some of the story but overall it's a satisfying conclusion to the series with hope that there may be some other stories involving Falcio, Kest and Brasti, some day, and I look forward to that day.

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url 2017-06-07 13:05
90+ new releases in book series this week
White Trash Zombie Unchained - Diana Rowland
Only Skein Deep - Maggie Sefton
Moonbreaker - Simon R. Green
Indecent Exposure - Stuart Woods
An Unnatural Vice (Sins of the Cities) - KJ Charles
A Scandal in Battersea - Mercedes Lackey
A Peace Divided - Tanya Huff
Inked Expressions - Carrie Ann Ryan
The Kill Society - Richard Kadrey
Tyrant's Throne - Sebastien de Castell

See the fictfact new release calendar at https://www.fictfact.com/BookReleaseCalendar for full list.

Source: www.fictfact.com/BookReleaseCalendar
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review 2017-05-22 10:14
Saint's Blood (The Greatcoats) - Sebastien de Castell

Falcio, Kest and Brasti are investigating what or who is killing Saints, Part of it seems to be an attempt to keep Aline from ruling. Falcio has no idea who, but he's determined to find out, even if it means sacrificing himself and many of the people around him, he's going to stand up for what he believes in and a world he wants to see.

 

The banter is mostly what keeps me reading. The characters have known each other so long and are so used to each others foibles that they work as a team but not without grousing and slagging each other off. I like it and enjoy them.

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