'[An] engaging swashbuckling romp driven by elaborate swordplay and Aaron Sorkin-esque speechifying' Starburst Magazine
'An all-round brilliant fantasy debut, and one of the best I've read in a decade' Civilian Reader.blogspot.co.uk.
'With a tip of his hat at Alexandre Dumas, Sebastien de Castell make a fine first impression in this entertaining debut ... Traitor's Blade
is a bunch of fun from one cover to the other' Tor.com.
'The Three Musketeers
meets Game of Thrones
... marks the perfect start to a swashbuckling adventure series that would be high up on anyone's list of 2014 Fantasy books' fantasy-smorgasbord.
'An amazing debut and one of my favourite books of the year. If the quality of the series continues this might just be one of my all-time favourites' Speculative Book Review.
'I loved, loved, loved Traitor's Blade
. I would recommend it to everyone ... Seriously, this is one excellent and remarkably entertaining book! Read it' The BiblioSanctum.
'A brilliant story teller. This book reminded me of The Name of the Wind
by Patrick Rothfuss and The Blade Itself
by Joe Abercrombie' newsignedbooks.com.
'Some books you can't put down. This one won't even let you try; it whirls you along in a wild dance of fights, treachery, and jaw-dropping surprises' Dave Duncan, author of King of Swords
'Sebastien De Castell has firmly planted his name on my radar as one of the best debut Fantasy authors this year ... I enjoyed Traitor's Blade
immensely and can't wait for the next book and whatever the author comes up with in the future. Certainly a book that I highly recommend, to anyone!' Draumr Kopa Blog.
Falcio is the first Cantor of the Greatcoats. Trained in the fighting arts and the laws of Tristia, the Greatcoats are travelling Magisters upholding King's Law. They are heroes. Or at least they were, until they stood aside while the Dukes took the kingdom, and impaled their King's head on a spike.
Now Tristia is on the verge of collapse and the barbarians are sniffing at the borders. The Dukes bring chaos to the land, while the Greatcoats are scattered far and wide, reviled as traitors, their legendary coats in tatters. All they have left are the promises they made to King Paelis, to carry out one final mission.
But if they have any hope of fulfilling the King's dream, the divided Greatcoats must reunite, or they will also have to stand aside as they watch their world burn...