Destiny Has A Dark Side
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 the Spellslinger Series
A bucket-load of tension is offset with humour, power struggles, lots of magic and some great characters. Fantasy junkies will devour with relish.
Told with the conviction of Ursula Le Guin and the dash of Alexandre Dumas
Spellslinger is the start of something truly special. Sebastien de Castell is a master of breakneck pacing, dagger-sharp dialogue, and twists you didn’t see coming–and this series has it all.
This book is dangerously addictive. It has it all: compelling world-building, breathtaking plot-twists, a page-turning pace, and characters who soon feel like old friends. I can’t wait for the next one!
Exotic, original and gripping from the get-go, Spellslinger is a must-read.
Hugely enjoyable - fast-paced, compassionate, wise and with terrific characters.
Written with such obvious joy and brio that it demands to be read.
A fun, fast-moving adventure, with surprising depth and insight.
“One of the best young-adult novels I’ve seen in a long time – larky, clever and slick.”
Alternate Five of Shields
This was the original design for one of the interior card images. It was changed because the look was deemed too dark for the rest of the visual design of the series.
The Jan’Tep System of Magic is based on seven fundamental forces, shown here. This appears in the hardback editions of the book.