The Dukes were already looking for ways to weasel out of their promise to put Aline on her father’s throne – but with Saints turning up dead, and Church Inquistitors pushing for control – rumours are spreading that the Gods themselves oppose her ascension.
The only way Falcio can stop the country turning into a vicious theocracy is to find and stop the Saint-killer – but his only clue is the iron mask encasing the head of the Saint of Mercy, which prevents her from speaking. And even if he can find the murderer, he will still have to face them in battle – and this may be a duel that no swordsman, no matter how skilled, can win.
Praise for The Greatcoats
Combining old-school swashbuckling action with contemporary characters and a good dose of grit, these books are the rarest of things, great rollicking fun combined with an emotional punch . . . Sebastien, write faster!
It's like The Three Musketeers with magic. On steroids. But for all of the wild adventuring, peril and spectacle, there is a real heart emerging from beneath it all
This is a one in a million series. Each book is fantastic yet manages to be better than the last and with Saint's Blood Castell takes the characters and readers into some hugely unexpected and exciting places with the consummate precision and skill of a master dueller
Wildly entertaining and thoroughly intense, Saint's Blood is the kind of book that makes you wish all epic heroic fantasy can be this awesome
Don't hesitate to buy this if you love a great hero and story . . . What a voice! What story-telling brio! If you love Dumas, or Game of Thrones or The False Prince this is the swashbuckling fantasy for you.
From the first line we remember how funny the writing is in this series as we are immersed back into the world of the Greatcoats, their bone-plated attire and their dueling swords. . . De Castell retains that wonderful, witty delivery that made the first two books in the series such a success
A perfect and fresh addition to the Epic Fantasy genre, I loved every bit of it . . . The bottom-line is: Read Saint's Blood.
The Eight Duellists
One of the things people ask me most often about Saint’s Blood are the types of duellists. Here then is a list of all seven, and one not mentioned in the book.
This was an early rendering of Brasti. Not quite as we find him on the covers, but there's still something endearing about him.