Wednesday, 23 April 2014

FANTASY REVIEWS: The Greatcoats 1: Traitor's Blade - Sebastien De Castell

Release Date: 06/03/14
Publisher:  Jo Fletcher Books


Falcio is the first Cantor of the Greatcoats. Trained in the fighting arts and the laws of Tristia, the Greatcoats are travelling Magisters upholding King's Law. They are heroes. Or at least they were, until they stood aside while the Dukes took the kingdom, and impaled their King's head on a spike. Now Tristia is on the verge of collapse and the barbarians are sniffing at the borders. The Dukes bring chaos to the land, while the Greatcoats are scattered far and wide, reviled as traitors, their legendary coats in tatters. All they have left are the promises they made to King Paelis, to carry out one final mission. But if they have any hope of fulfilling the King's dream, the divided Greatcoats must reunite, or they will also have to stand aside as they watch their world burn...


A new author from the Jo Fletcher stable and whilst I’ve been hearing good things about this book from friends (yes you Andrew Guile) it’s a title that I’ve been meaning to get round to but was waiting for a special time to sit back and savour. What occurs within is a cracking fantasy story, one that will appeal to fans of David Gemmell with cracking action, some wonderful twists and when backed with great prose alongside a wonderfully solid fantasy world all round gave me goose-bumps as I read.

Add to this good dialogue, a story that likes to keep moving as well as a superb support cast and all round I was a more than happy reader. I just can’t wait to see what the world will throw at the Greatcoats next.

1 comment:

Andrew Guile said...

Glad you liked it! :)