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Jo Fletcher Books

Traitor's Blade

Sebastien de Castell
Authors:
Sebastien de Castell

The Greatcoats - legendary heroes, arbiters of justice . . . or notorious traitors? Falcio Val Mond and his fellow Greatcoats have been trained in the fighting arts and the Laws of Tristia - they are travelling magistrates bringing justice to all, rich or poor . . . or at least they were before they stood aside as the Dukes impaled their King's head on a spike and took back the Kingdom. Now the land's heroes are disbanded and reviled as traitors, their Greatcoats in tatters. Facio, Kest and Brasti have been reduced to working for a nobleman who refused to pay them. Things could be worse of course, Things could be worse, of course - their employer could be lying dead on the floor while the three of them are forced to watch as the killer plants evidence framing them for the murder. Oh wait, that's exactly what's happening . . . Now, the royal conspiracy that began with overthrowing an idealistic young king is about to spread to Rijou, the most corrupt city in the land: beginning with a carefully orchestrated series of murders and the attempted murder of an orphaned girl. If it succeeds, it will be the ruin of everything that the Greatcoats have fought for, but their only tools in this deadly fight are the tattered coats on their backs and the swords in their hands. These days every noble is a tyrant, every knight is a thug, and the only thing you can really trust is a traitor's blade.

Jo Fletcher Books

Knight's Shadow

Sebastien de Castell
Authors:
Sebastien de Castell

The Greatcoats have found the heir to the throne . . . but now they must keep her alive, against all the odds.Tristia is a nation riven by intrigue and corruption - its idealistic young king is dead and its heroes, the Greatcoats, have been disbanded and branded traitors - but that doesn't mean Falcio, Kest and Brasti no longer have a mission.Falcio Val Mond has completed the final task given to him by King Paelis: he has found the King's Charoites (well, one at least), and now he, Kest and Brasti must protect the girl from those her want her dead.That would be simple enough, if it weren't for the Dashini, the legendary assassins, getting in their way, not to mention the Dukes, who are desperate to hold on to their power at any cost, or Trin, the daughter of the ruthless Duke of Rijou and the cruel Duchess of Hervor, who is determined to be Queen of Tristia. Of course, the fact that the heir to the throne is thirteen years old doesn't help, nor the fact that Falcio is slowly dying of poison.And then there is the Greatcoats Lament . . .

Jo Fletcher Books

Saint's Blood

Sebastien de Castell
Authors:
Sebastien de Castell

The Greatcoats are back - and this time it's personal.How do you kill a Saint? Falcio, Brasti and Kest are about to find out - someone is doing just that, and they've started with a friend. The Dukes were already looking for ways to weasel out of their promise to put Aline on her father's throne - but with Saints turning up dead, rumour are spreading that the Gods themselves oppose her ascension. To make matters worse, the churches are also pushing for control and have brought back their own military orders - including church knights and, worst of all, the Inquisitors, who have their own, much harsher form of justice. The only way Falcio can stop the country turning into a vicious theocracy is to find the Saint-killer - and his only clue is the iron mask encasing the head of the Saint of Mercy. And even if he can find the murderer, he will still have to face them in battle - and this may be a duel that no swordsman, no matter how skilled, can win.

Jo Fletcher Books

Tyrant's Throne

Sebastien de Castell
Authors:
Sebastien de Castell

The Greatcoats are back: 'first-rate fiction, first rate adventure, first rate full stop,' says Sunday Times bestseller Conn IgguldenWould you - could you? - uphold the law at the cost of those you love?Falcio val Mond, First Cantor of the Greatcoats, is on the brink of fulfilling his dead King's dream: Aline is about to take the throne and restore the rule of law once and for all.But for the Greatcoats, nothing is ever that simple. In neighbouring Avares, an enigmatic new warlord is uniting the barbarian armies and even worse, he is rumoured to have a new ally: Falcio's old nemesis Trin. With the armies of Avares at her back, she'll be unstoppable.Falcio, Kest and Brasti go racing north to stop her, but in those cold, treacherous climes they discover something altogether different - and far more dangerous: a new player plans to take the throne of Tristia, and the Greatcoats, for all their determination and skill, may not be able to stop him.

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