Spotlight: ‘Knight’s Shadow’ by Sebastien de Castell
So much excitement! Last year, ‘Traitor’s Blade’ was announced with a pretty big marketing campaign that made many of us quite curious about de Castell as a debut author. After reading it I could only agree that ‘Traitor’s Blade’ is indeed a great book and that de Castell would be high on all ‘best debut authors’ lists at the end of the year. ‘Traitor’s Blade’ did get a lot of love in the blogging community and I hope it has spread far beyond that. On the 5th of March the second book in the Greatcoats series, ‘Knight’s Shadow’, will be published by Jo Fletcher Books, and I honestly can’t wait to get my hands on it!
About the book
Falcio Val Mond, First Cantor, with the help of fellow Greatcoats Kest and Brasti, has completed his King’s final task: he has found his Charoites – well, one at least, and she was not quite what they expected.
Now they must protect the girl from the many who would see her dead, and place her on the throne of a lawless kingdom. That would be simple enough, if it weren’t for the Daishini, an equally legendary band of assassins, getting in their way, not to forget the Dukes who are determined to hold on to their fractured Kingdoms, or the fact that the heir to the throne is only thirteen years old.
Oh, and the poison that is slowly killing Falcio. That’s not even mentioning the Greatcoat’s Lament . . .
About the author
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. He lives in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife.