Eight Book Deal With Bonnier

Yes, the rumours are true: this year I signed an eight-book deal with Bonnier Publishing. It’s an exciting development because, well, it means I have a job for another four years! The first six books will be the Spellslinger series which will come out under the Hot Key imprint.

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  • Zach
    November 21, 2017 - 7:05 am · Reply

    This is excellent news for you! I hope you’ll return to adult fantasy after finishing the Spellslinger series (my one greedy wish, as I’m not a huge fan of YA novels). Keep it up 🙂 It’s so nice to see frequent updates and a high level of transparency from you (some of the fantasy titans should take note, if you know what I mean).

    • Sebastien de Castell
      November 21, 2017 - 3:42 pm · Reply

      There will definitely be more adult fantasy coming in the not-too-distant future (2019 looks like the earliest though it might end up out in early 2020).

    • Elizabeth downings
      April 18, 2019 - 11:52 am · Reply

      Is there going to be more greatcoat… a number 5 maybe? Dying to know be I start number 4! Absolutely the best thing since sliced bread!

      • decastell
        April 21, 2019 - 1:59 pm · Reply

        Not exactly a number 5 as the Greatcoats Quartet was meant to be a complete arc on its own. However I am writing a couple of new Greatcoats-related books right now, so there will definitely be more soon.

        • decastell
          March 20, 2020 - 8:00 am · Reply

          I’m working on two Argosi novels featuring a young Ferius Parfax. But yes, at some point there will be another Kellen/Reichis novel. Not sure whether I’ll have time to write that this year, but I’ve got some ideas bubbling around my head. It’s a tricky shift because at this point he’s no longer a “Young Adult” (in the sense of the category on store shelves) character. So I have to decide how I want to deal with that. Hmm . . . so much to think about!

  • PAMELA MARRON
    January 1, 2018 - 9:16 pm · Reply

    Loved the first two Spellslinger novels, and I’m 43! Dialogue is witty and sharp and I’m loving that squirrel cat! Have you a schedule for release of the next few?

    • Sebastien de Castell
      January 2, 2018 - 5:31 pm · Reply

      Thanks, Pamela! Yes, there’s a firm release schedule for the whole series in the U.K. which is: Charmcaster – May 2018, Soulbinder – October 2018, Queenslayer – May 2019, Crownbreaker – Oct 2019. The series should be coming out in the USA and Canada starting this year and will release in quicker intervals until it catches up with the UK releases.

  • Elizabeth downings
    April 18, 2019 - 11:53 am · Reply

    Is there going to be more greatcoat… a number 5 maybe? Dying to know be I start number 4! Absolutely the best thing since sliced bread!

    • decastell
      April 18, 2019 - 12:09 pm · Reply

      There are definitely going to be more Greatcoat books. I’m working on one now, in fact, though poor Falcio needs a break for a while!

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