Thursday, 11 May 2017

FANTASY REVIEW: Great Coats 4: Tyrant's Throne - Sebastien De Castell

Release Date: 20/04/17
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books


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.


The final book in the series and one that really does pull the whole thing together as events from the previous novels all lead up to this. As with the previous books its well written, has solid world building and of course top notch action sequences within.

However for me, the bet thing that the author does well is the characters. They breathe, feel like friends and of course have been allowed to develop as plot lines have taken them through the wringer.

Add to this a cracking conclusion to a huge arc alongside a wonderful sense of fulfillment at the tales end all round has made this a real treat to enjoy. I'm only sad that its finally finished but eagerly await to see what Sebastian comes up with next and I for one wish him well as well as continued success.

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