The Greatcoats are back. 'First-rate fiction, first rate adventure, first rate full stop,' says Sunday Times bestseller Conn Iggulden, while Mark Lawrence says, 'a gripping read with genuine emotion and excitement.'
'First-rate fiction, first rate adventure, first rate full stop' - Sunday Times bestseller Conn Iggulden.
Would 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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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.
An energetic, fun adventure that puts the "musk" back in "musketeer." Guaranteed to increase household swashbuckling by 100%. — Library Journal
One hell of a good book — Conn Iggulden on Traitor's Blade
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
With the close of Tyrant's Throne, The Greatcoats has cemented its place in my tier one recommendations forever — The Quill to Live, 'The Best of 2017'
If I could recommend one series from the last five years that I hold up as the most action-packed and emotionally-riveting, I would be hard-pressed to look past Sebastien de Castell's The Greatcoats Quartet. — Fantasy Book Review
Sebastien de Castell is a rare talent, one of the most gifted storytellers to emerge in recent years . . . Tyrant's Throne is the perfect ending to cap off this stellar quartet. The Greatcoats now sits in a place of honor on my bookshelf as one of my favorite fantasy series of all time. — Bibliosanctum
An impossibly engaging piece of storytelling that demands you give everything of yourself . . . If this is the last we see of Falcio, Kest, Brasti, and the rest, then you couldn't ask for more than Tyrant's Throne. I hesitate to use the word 'perfect' but this is about as close as epic fantasy gets to that plateau. — Beauty in Ruins
Tyrant's Throne is the perfect send off for Falcio and the Greatcoats, offering a glimpse of what it means to be human. — The Comic Vault
Tyrant's Throne is such a satisfying end to a phenomenal series . . . a fantastic time and absolutely worth every second. — Utopia State of Mind
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
With its conclusion, The Greatcoats deserves to take its place in the upper echelons of finished fantasy series . . . If you haven't yet joined The Greatcoats, then why the hell not?!?! — The Tattooed Book Geek
Each bloody encounter [is] described with meticulous detail . . . Traitor's Blade is the entertaining story of how the greatcoats rose and fell, and how they could rise again — SFX
Brilliantly conceived, cleverly executed and a whole bucket of fun, this will be one of the most entertaining novels you read this year — Liz Loves Books
Every time I open one of these books, I have to make sure I have a clear schedule for at least the rest of that day, because putting the book down again is damn near impossible . . . There's just something about these stories that yanks [you] right in and doesn't let go — Over the Effing Rainbow
Sebastien de Castell keeps delivering amazing books, displaying his talent for weaving a web of humour, tension, ingenious plots and fantastic characters — DraumrKopa
Get the book, read the book. It's a conclusion which relies on what came before, but uses that emotional depth and connection to provide an absolutely brilliant payoff. Read it - you won't be disappointed. — SF and F Reviews
This is a series that has brought much enjoyment and delivered a solid, forward narrative throughout four mighty tomes and will remain a favourite of the last several years and of those to come. It is already on the re-read list. — British Fantasy Society