AUTHOR BIO & NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS
The Quick Bio
Sebastien de Castell is the multi-award nominated author of the acclaimed swashbuckling fantasy series, The Greatcoats. His new series is Spellslinger. Visit him at www.decastell.com
The Tiny Bio
Sebastien de Castell is the author of the acclaimed fantasy series The Greatcoats and Spellslinger.
The 50 Word Bio
Sebastien de Castell’s acclaimed swashbuckling fantasy series, The Greatcoats was shortlisted for both the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Fantasy and the Gemmell Morningstar Award. His YA fantasy series, Spellslinger, is published in more than a dozen languages. He spends his time writing, travelling, and going on strange adventures.
The Full Bio
Sebastien de Castell had just finished a degree in Archaeology when he started work on his first dig. Four hours later he realized how much he actually hated archaeology and left to pursue a very focused career as a musician, ombudsman, interaction designer, fight choreographer, teacher, project manager, actor, and product strategist. His only defence against the charge of unbridled dilettantism is that he genuinely likes doing these things and that, in one way or another, each of these fields plays a role in his writing. He sternly resists the accusation of being a Renaissance Man in the hopes that more people will label him that way.
Sebastien’s acclaimed swashbuckling fantasy series, The Greatcoats was shortlisted for both the 2014 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Fantasy, the Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut, the Prix Imaginales for Best Foreign Work, and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His YA fantasy series, Spellslinger, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and has been translated into more than a dozen languages around the world.
Sebastien lives in Vancouver, Canada with his lovely wife and two belligerent cats. You can reach him at www.decastell.com
2019 – Published in 15 Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Hebrew, Czech, Turkish, Bulgarian, Romanian, Hungarian, Russian.
2019 – WINNER – CENTURION AWARD (UK) BEST NOVEL
2018 – WINNER – ELBAKIN AWARD (FRANCE) BEST FOREIGN YA NOVEL
2017 – LONGLIST – CARNEGIE MEDAL (UK) BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL FOR SPELLSLINGER
2016 – WINNER – BOOKNEST (EU) BEST FANTASY AWARD
2016 – FINALIST – JOHN W. CAMBELL AWARD (USA) BEST NEW WRITER
2016 – FINALIST – PRIX IMAGINALE (FRANCE) BEST FOREIGN NOVEL
2015 – FINALIST – GEMMELL MORNINGSTAR (UK) BEST DEBUT
2014 – SEMI-FINALIST – GOODREADS (USA) BEST FANTASY NOVEL
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The Greatcoats Series
THE ACCLAIMED, MULTI-AWARD NOMINATED SERIES THAT BRINGS SWASHBUCKLING ADVENTURE TO NEW HEIGHTS. PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, POLISH, BULGARIAN.
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.
“A tremendously fun read full of wit and action.” – James Islington
“An intriguing system of magic, wry humor, and a twisting plot make for an entertaining series debut.” – Kirkus
The Spellslinger Series
PAGE-TURNING YA FANTASY FILLED WITH TRICKS, TRAPS, AND A THIEVING SQUIRREL CAT. PUBLISHED IN MORE THAN A DOZEN LANGUAGES AND NOMINATED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL.
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 . . .
“An intriguing system of magic, wry humor, and a twisting plot make for an entertaining series debut.”– Kirkus