Brilliantly conceived, cleverly executed and a whole bucket of fun, this will be one of the most entertaining novels you read this year
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
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
Sebastien de Castell keeps delivering amazing books, displaying his talent for weaving a web of humour, tension, ingenious plots and fantastic characters
One hell of a good book
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!
With the close of Tyrant's Throne, The Greatcoats has cemented its place in my tier one recommendations forever
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.
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.
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.
Tyrant's Throne is the perfect send off for Falcio and the Greatcoats, offering a glimpse of what it means to be human.
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?!?!
Tyrant's Throne is such a satisfying end to a phenomenal series . . . a fantastic time and absolutely worth every second.
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.
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.
An energetic, fun adventure that puts the "musk" back in "musketeer." Guaranteed to increase household swashbuckling by 100%.
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