As members of the legendary Greatcoats, Falcio, Kest, and Brasti once brought justice to a troubled kingdom with their knowledge of the king’s laws and their skills with a blade. But now the king is dead, the Greatcoats have been disbanded, and a royal conspiracy is about to unfold in the most corrupt city in the world that could mean the ruin of everything Falcio, Kest and Brasti have fought for. If the trio want to unwind the conspiracy, save the innocents and reunite the Greatcoats, they’ll have to do it with nothing but the tattered leather coats on their backs and the swords in their hands, because these days every noble is a tyrant, every knight is a thug and the only thing you can really trust is a traitor’s blade.
Praise for Traitor’s Blade
One hell of a good book
Each bloody encounter [is] described with meticulous detail . . . Traitor's Blade is the entertaining story of how the greatcoats rose and fell, and how they could rise again
It made me laugh out loud and it made me shed an occasional tear. It dragged me right in to the world of Tristia. Traitor's Blade is a great book and I'm already looking forward to reading the next in the series
High energy, highly unique, swashbuckling-cop-epic-noir story. Buy it. BUY IT NOW.
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.
[An] engaging swashbuckling romp driven by elaborate swordplay and Aaron Sorkin-esque speechifying
Traitor's Blade provides swashbuckling fan service, and has fun along the way, but it also packs a sneaky emotional punch as well. Dumas would be proud.
With a tip of his hat at Alexandre Dumas, Sebastien de Castell make a fine first impression in this entertaining debut . . . Traitor's Blade is a bunch of fun from one cover to the other.
Deleted Scenes: The Chevor Cat
“The Chevor Cat” was the original scene in Traitor’s Blade that takes place when Falcio is first reminiscing about life shortly after the Greatcoats were disbanded. When I was finalizing the book, it felt as if it might be too laid back – not “actiony” enough to fit that moment in the book. However I’ve always had a fondness for this scene – specifically how it reveals how easily the Greatcoats went from being legendary heroes to reviled traitors.
Falcio val Mond
This was an early rendering of Falcio that would have been the basis for a cover, but we went with a different look for the series.