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Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell

Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell
4.25

“I’ve recently discovered that people rarely tell the whole truth.” “Is that what you’re here to do then, Kellen?” Osia’phest asked hopefully. “Tell the whole truth?” I smiled. “No, my Lords Magi, I’m not here for that.” In Spellslinger, the first book in Sebastien de Castell’s new young adult fantasy series, Kellen, a young mage-in-training […]

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Tyrant’s Throne by Sebastien de Castell

Tyrant’s Throne by Sebastien de Castell
4.5

Sebastien de Castell’s four-book Greatcoats series feels like a direct rebuttal to the term “grimdark,” and I mean that in the best way possible. That’s not to say that I dislike grimdark novels (I don’t), or to say that terrible things don’t happen in de Castell’s novels (they do). But at the end of the […]

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Sebastien De Castell Interview – Tyrant’s Throne

Sebastien De Castell Interview – Tyrant’s Throne 

As many of you know Sebastien De Castell is the author of the acclaimed swashbuckling fantasy series, The Greatcoats. His debut novel, Traitor’s Blade, was shortlisted for both the 2014 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Fantasy and the Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut. The quartet’s final book, Tyrant’s Throne, is due out in April […]

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Saint’s Blood by Sebastien De Castell

Saint’s Blood by Sebastien De Castell
5

How do you kill a Saint? Falcio, Kest and Brasti are about to find out, because even Tristia’s most powerful Saints are turning up dead and the entire country is convinced it’s a sign that the Gods themselves opposes Aline’s ascension to the throne. Now the Dukes are using the murders as an excuse to […]

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Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell

Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell
5

Knight’s Shadow is the second book in The Greatcoats series; this review will contain spoilers for Traitor’s Blade. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the first book. Castell’s next installment of the series takes everything that made the first book great and gives it a little extra kick. The plots get more […]

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Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell

Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell
5

The world isn’t a romantic stage play; it’s not all love and glory. And a swordfight isn’t always about skill or strength; sometimes – maybe even most times – it’s about who’s willing to take a blow just to make sure he delivers a worse one to his opponent. Traitor’s Blade was one of the […]

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Balancing Wit & Grit In Fantasy Fiction

Balancing Wit & Grit In Fantasy Fiction 

The Mender of Soles Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is a tragic play fraught with intrigue, betrayal, and murder that makes us question the very foundations of human nature. It starts with a joke. To be more precise, the first scene is a series of puns in which a nobleman is made ridiculous to the audience by […]

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