The Greatcoats Book 3
By Sebastien de Castell
The Three Musketeers meets Joe Abercrombie via Mark Lawrence.
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.
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. After a year in the Netherlands, he has recently returned to Vancouver, Canada, where he lives with his wife and two belligerent cats.
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07 Apr 2016
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Jo Fletcher Books
Combining old-school swashbuckling action with contemporary characters and a good dose of grit, these books are the rarest of things, great rollicking fun combined with an emotional punch . . . Sebastien, write faster! — John Gwynne, author of The Faithless and the Fallen
This is a one in a million series. Each book is fantastic yet manages to be better than the last and with Saint's Blood Castell takes the characters and readers into some hugely unexpected and exciting places with the consummate precision and skill of a master dueller — Fantasy Faction
Wildly entertaining and thoroughly intense, Saint's Blood is the kind of book that makes you wish all epic heroic fantasy can be this awesome — Bibliosanctum
Sebastien de Castell exhibits his finest form yet in Saint's Blood . . . If you enjoy fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat adventure and compelling, believable characters battling overwhelming odds yet never giving in, you can't beat the Greatcoats series. To read them is to love them — The Oklahoman
It's like The Three Musketeers with magic. On steroids. But for all of the wild adventuring, peril and spectacle, there is a real heart emerging from beneath it all — Over the Effing Rainbow
Huge amounts of adventurous fun, witty and incisive dialogue, a set of characters to die for and layer upon layer of fantastic world building - with laugh out loud moments interspersed with dark and dastardly doings. Plus swordfights. What more could you ask — Liz Loves Books
From the first line we remember how funny the writing is in this series as we are immersed back into the world of the Greatcoats, their bone-plated attire and their dueling swords. . . De Castell retains that wonderful, witty delivery that made the first two books in the series such a success' — British Fantasy Society
Read Saint's Blood. If you aren't familiar with this series yet, go read it. Quickly — The Book Plank
Sebastien de Castell keeps delivering amazing books, displaying his talent for weaving a web of humour, tension, ingenious plots and fantastic characters . . . An exhilarating journey that took me at breakneck speed through a whole array of emotions — Draumr Kopa