'[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.
About the Author
Sebastien de Castell had just finished a degree in Archaeology when he started work on his first dig. Four hours later he realised how much he hated archaeology and left to pursue a very focused career as a musician, ombudsman, interaction designer, fight choreographer, teacher, project manager, actor, and product strategist. He lives in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife.