Review: Traitor’s Blade – Sebastien de Castell.

traitorThis is another week where the reading time is snatched and time I can dedicate to reviews suffers.

Falcio is the first Cantor of the Greatcoats, trained in the laws of Tristia and upholding the King’s Law – they are heroes. Well, they were until the Dukes took the Kingdom and impaled the King’s head on a spike. Whoops! With Barbarians on their borders and the Greatcoats are scattered and considered traitors. They have one thing left: their promise to the King to carry out one final mission. It’s a decision that means they will have to reunite to fulfill his dream, or stand aside and watch their world burn.

The medieval fantasy isn’t lost in the past, feeling perfectly suited to the more modern, quirky tone. It feels more light-hearted than I’d expected, and keeps the pace up. Of late I’ve found some books a bit of a drag, but here it was nice to just see it keep rattling along without issue.

Definitely a fun book. The premise alone seemed interesting, but the way in which it was written was a pleasant surprise.

Pub: 6th  Mar 2014 | Quercus Books

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