Soulbinder

Kellen and his murderous squirrel cat, Reichis, are searching for a mythical monastery known as the Ebony Abbey rumoured to have a cure for the Shadowblack. But when Kellen finds himself separated from Reichis, he's forced to face the world alone for the first time - and venture deeper into shadow magic than he ever knew he could.

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Travel, adventure, writing, and reading

Sebastien de Castell is the multi-award nominated author of the acclaimed swashbuckling fantasy series, The Greatcoats. His new series is Spellslinger. Sebastien's books are published in fourteen languages and counting.

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Learn the secrets of the Greatcoats from the King's final letters, sent in secret to Falcio, Kest, and Brasti just before the headsman came for him and the nation of Tristia was sent into chaos.
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Set during the events of the first Spellslinger book, Mer'essan, a Dowager Magus of the Jan'Tep finds her contemplations interrupted by a mysterious stranger who brings unexpected danger into Mer'essan's life.
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Spellslinger

Magic, Intrigue, and a Murderous Talking Squirrel Cat

Spellslinger

How far would you go to win back your magic?

Kellen is moments away from facing his first mage’s duel and the start of four trials that will make him a spellcaster. There’s just one problem: his magic is gone . . .

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Shadowblack

Could You Survive As An Outlaw?

Four months after fleeing his own people, Kellen has discovered he’s an even worse outlaw than he was mage. It doesn’t help that his only allies are a swaggering card player and a thieving squirrel cat.

Then he meets Seneira, a blindfolded girl who isn’t blind, and whose secrets get them caught up in a conspiracy of magic, blackmail and murder. Now Kellen must find the mage responsible before the entire frontier falls victim to the mystical plague known as the shadowblack.

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Charmcaster

How far would you go to protect your friends?

Kellen has finally begun to master his spellslinging and the Argosi tricks for surviving as an outlaw. But when a mysterious playing card leads him a shining city filled with wondrous inventions, he and his squirrel cat business partner Reichis will discover that there are some things more dangerous than magic . . .

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Soulbinder

How far would you go to rid yourself of a curse?

Kellen and his murderous squirrel cat, Reichis, are on their own. They’ve heard rumour of a mythical monastery, known as the Ebony Abbey. It’s a place that outsiders can never find – but Kellen is getting desperate. He’s been told that the monks inside the Ebony Abbey know more about the Shadowblack than anyone else – and that they even know how to cure it.

Then Kellen and Reichis are separated and for the first time, Kellen must face the world alone – and venture deeper into shadow magic than he ever knew he could.

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The Greatcoats

The acclaimed swashbuckling fantasy series

Traitor’s Blade

The Greatcoats: legendary heroes, arbiters of justice, or notorious traitors?

The King is dead, the Greatcoats have been disbanded and Falcio Val Mond and fellow magistrates Kest and Brasti have been reduced to working as bodyguards for a nobleman who refuses to pay them. Things could be worse – their employer could be lying dead on the floor while the three of them are forced to watch as the killer plants evidence framing them for the murder. Oh wait, that’s exactly what’s happening . . .

First in the acclaimed Greatcoats series of swashbuckling adventures, Traitor’s Blade took the fantasy world by a storm, gathering praise from publications, readers, and bestselling authors.

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Knight’s Shadow

The Greatcoats have found the heir to the throne . . . but now they must keep her alive, against all the odds.

Falcio Val Mond has completed the final task given to him by the late King Paelis: he has found the King’s Charoites (well, one at least). But his task isn’t over, and now he, Kest and Brasti must protect the girl from those her want her dead.

The second book in the acclaimed swashbuckling series that took the fantasy world by storm.

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Saint’s Blood

The Greatcoats are back – and this time it’s personal.

How do you kill a Saint? Falcio, Brasti and Kest are about to find out, as someone is doing just that, and they’ve started with a friend who no one believed could be killed.

Third in the acclaimed Greatcoats series of swashbuckling adventures that have gathered praise from fantasy publications, readers, and bestselling authors.

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Tyrant’s Throne

How far would you go to fulfill a dead king’s dream?

After years of struggle and sacrifice, Falcio val Mond, First Cantor of the Greatcoats, is on the brink of fulfilling his final mission: Aline, the king’s daughter, 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 the neighboring country of Avares, an enigmatic new warlord is uniting the barbarian armies that have long plagued Tristia’s borders–and even worse, he is rumored to have a new ally: Trin, who’s twice tried to kill Aline to claim the throne of Tristia for herself. With the armies of Avares at her back, led by a bloodthirsty warrior, she’ll be unstoppable.

The final book in the acclaimed Greatcoats quartet of swashbuckling adventures that have gathered praise from fantasy publications, readers, and bestselling authors.

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