The Greatcoats must protect the heir to the throne at any cost, but as Tristia becomes ever more corrupt, maintaining justice - and the King's dream - might cost them everything.
'One hell of a good book' Conn Iggulden
The Greatcoats have found the heir to the throne . . . but now they must keep her alive, against all the odds.
Falcio Val Mond has completed the final task given to him by the late King Paelis: he has found the King's Charoites (well, one at least). But his task isn't over, and now he, Kest and Brasti must protect the girl from those her want her dead.
That would be simple enough, if it weren't for the renegade Knights and legendary Dashini assassins, getting in their way, not to mention the Dukes, who are desperate to hold on to their power at any cost, or Trin, the merciless daughter of the ruthless Duke of Rijou and the cruel Duchess of Hervor, who is determined to be Queen of Tristia. Of course, the fact that the heir to the throne is thirteen years old doesn't help, nor the fact that every day brings Falcio closer to dying from the poison running through his veins.
And then there is the Greatcoats Lament . . .
Sebastien De Castell manages to wring every heart wrenching moment and ounce of anticipation from every scene, his fight scenes contain dark humour, explosive action and a great awareness of the art of sword fighting, all of which has you hanging on the edge of every page. . . . This really is an exceptional book and series - Parmenion Books
Action, drama, betrayals, I do look forward to reading more. - Books For Life
Everything that de Castell did well in the first book - the action, the adventure, the high drama, the zinging character interaction and dialogue - is taken to a fresh level here . . . Knight's Shadow raises its own bar . . . This story is bigger, darker and full of more violence than its predecessor.' - Over the Effing Rainbow
much like the first , it'll probably be one of the best book's you'll read this year, coming highly recommended. 9.5/10 - The Fictional Hangout
I had an amazing time with this book. Greatcoats is now up there on my list of favorite fantasy series - Bibliosanctum
It was what I was hoping for and I was not disappointed! - Not Yet Read
Knight's Shadow truly is a must-read book . . . the kind of historical fantasy that makes everything else pale in comparison. - Beauty in Ruins
The fantastic dialogue, the humor, the twists and the exhilarating action all make this a worthy sequel to 'Traitor's Blade'. It has certainly proven that de Castell is not a one hit wonder - Draumr Kopa Blog
Sebastien de Castell had just finished a degree in Archaeology when he started work on his first dig. Four hours later he realised how much he 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. After a year in the Netherlands, he has recently returned to Vancouver, Canada, where he lives with his wife and two belligerent cats.