Knight's Shadow

Knight's Shadow

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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 ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 192 x 233 x 46mm | 804g
  • Quercus Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 178429358X
  • 9781784293581
  • 400,762

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Sebastien De Castell manages to wring every heart wrenching moment and ounce of anticipation from every scene, his fight scenes contain dark humour, explosive action and a great awareness of the art of sword fighting, all of which has you hanging on the edge of every page... This really is an exceptional book and series Parmenion Books Action, drama, betrayals, I do look forward to reading more. Books For Life Everything that de Castell did well in the first book - the action, the adventure, the high drama, the zinging character interaction and dialogue - is taken to a fresh level here ... Knight's Shadow raises its own bar ... This story is bigger, darker and full of more violence than its predecessor.' Over the Effing Rainbow much like the first , it'll probably be one of the best book's you'll read this year, coming highly recommended. 9.5/10 The Fictional Hangout I had an amazing time with this book. Greatcoats is now up there on my list of favorite fantasy series Bibliosanctum a breathless rollercoaster of a ride that will engage, fascinate and compel the reader ever onwards, there is a beauty to the tale that gets right to the heart of you. Another huge page turner and basically Mr De Castell has just hit the sweet spot when it comes to Fantasy writing - this is exactly how it should be done. Liz Loves Books It's easy to love de Castell's work. Two books in and "Greatcoats" still remains approachable and readable fantasy at its finest. Upcoming4me Knight's Shadow is the best book I have read this year so far and I'm not sure anything coming out this year can hope to top it! I think everyone who enjoys a good story of adventure should pick up their copies of Traitor's Blade and Knight's Shadow first chance they get! Arched Doorway This ends on a satisfying conclusion that leaves room for the story to continue in Tyrant's Throne Starburst Magazine It was what I was hoping for and I was not disappointed! Not Yet Read Knight's Shadow truly is a must-read book ... the kind of historical fantasy that makes everything else pale in comparison. Beauty in Ruins The fantastic dialogue, the humor, the twists and the exhilarating action all make this a worthy sequel to 'Traitor's Blade'. It has certainly proven that de Castell is not a one hit wonder Draumr Kopa Blog this second book has cemented my love for the series ... It was so invigorating to go on this dangerous, and sometimes painful, but ultimately satisfying adventure with Falcio, Kest, Brasti and the rest of the Greatcoats. This is a series I recommend everyone to read! Bookish Whimsy Knight's Shadow is an excellent and engaging story, one of the best books I've read in a long time. 10/10 Fantasy Faction I loved the story, I loved the style, the book just kept on giving and never lets you down. It's a perfect fantasy story Book Geek Says This book brought me to tears on numerous occasions, I felt so deeply involved with the plot and the characters ... I don't think I'll ever tire of this series Junipers Jungle Knights Shadow is a perfect book if you love engaging and hilarious characters, amazingly well sculpted fight scenes and that rush of excitement that only comes with being truly and utterly swept away by a writer of incredible talent Charlie Hopkins Bigger and better than its predecessor, Knight's Shadow is a wonderful sequel, managing to keep the tone of the original intact while at the same time expanding the themes that made it so good. The Greatcoats series is thriving, and I look forward to the next installment. Seans Blog Now I would still very much recommend the series to anyone looking for a well-written fantasy series Civilian Reader a very entertaining series Fantasy Review Barn There is something about the way Sebastien de Castell tells a story that resonates long after you close the book. Jennifer Melzer the story was so gripping ... I couldn't tear my eyes away. Recommended 100% The Endless Reading List I truly love the world that Sebastien de Castell has woven here Paein and Ms4tuneshow more

About Sebastien de Castell

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.show more

Review Text

An energetic, fun adventure that puts the "musk" back in "musketeer." Guaranteed to increase household swashbuckling by 100%. Library Journalshow more

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3,590 ratings
4.28 out of 5 stars
5 45% (1,632)
4 40% (1,422)
3 13% (467)
2 2% (59)
1 0% (10)
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