The Next Chapter In The Critically Acclaimed Spellslinger Series!
Life as an outlaw is about to get a lot tougher…
Kellen, Reichis and Ferius are on their way to Gitabria, a city where amazing inventions are dreamed up and sold across the land of the Seven Sands.
But when the three of them stumble across a tiny mechanical bird, magically brought to life, they quickly realise all is not as it appears.
Meanwhile two strange Argosi appear, carrying secrets from Ferius’ past, together with an unlikely Jan’Tep ally.
And as time ticks on, all the cards in Ferius’ deck point to the emerging tides of war . . .
Perfect for fans of The Dark Tower, Firefly, Guardians of the Galaxy, Terry Pratchett, Ben Aaronovitch and Jim Butcher.
Praise For Spellslinger
Playing with familiar ideas in a delightfully original way is Sebastien de Castell’s Spellslinger, which I devoured in two days . . . is one of the best young-adult novels I’ve seen in a long time – larky, clever and slick.Literary Review Britain's Best Loved Literary Magazine
Spellslinger is the first of a series which fantasy junkies will devour with relish.The Guardian Best New Books Supplement
Magic with a Wild West flavour, served with flair.Financial Times Summer Roundup of Books
Spellslinger . . . has cliffhangers, pace, humour, life lessons and a memorably feisty squirrel cat.The Sunday Times Book Reviews
Spellslinger is a riot from start to finish. It’s buckets of fun, and I can’t wait to read their next adventure.Speculative Herald Fantasy Reviews
Spellslinger is like Firefly with magic and card-throwing in place of guns and traditional weapons. It’s a three-man Guardians of the Galaxy (with a sarcastic squirrel-cat in place of Rocket Raccoon). I loved it so much, I have re-read it twice since my initial read – and felt the same heart-racing excitement each time. I cannot wait for the next book in the series.Readings Australia Australia's Own Since 1969
The Story Behind The Story
Charmcaster is the first book I’ve ever written where I worked first on the setting. Gitabria is such a rich and complex country, I wanted to explore it deeply before I dropped Kellen into it.
Devious inventors, deadly assassins, and a kind of coin magic no one’s ever seen before . . . all this an more awaits a poor outlaw spellslinger and his thieving squirrel cat business partner.