Waiting On Wednesday - Traitor's Blade by Sebastien De Castell

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Traitor's Blade by Sebastien De Castell
Hardcover, 370 pages
Expected publication: July 1st 2014 by Jo Fletcher Books

With swashbuckling action that recall Dumas' Three Musketeers  Sebastien de Castell has created a dynamic new fantasy series. In Traitor’s Blade a disgraced swordsman struggles to redeem himself by protecting a young girl caught in the web of a royal conspiracy.

The King is dead, the Greatcoats have been disbanded, and Falcio Val Mond and his fellow magistrates Kest and Brasti have been reduced to working as bodyguards for a nobleman who refuses to pay them. Things could be worse, of course. Their employer could be lying dead on the floor while they are forced to watch the killer plant evidence framing them for the murder. Oh wait, that’s exactly what’s happening.

Now a royal conspiracy is about to unfold in the most corrupt city in the world. A carefully orchestrated series of murders that began with the overthrow of an idealistic young king will end with the death of an orphaned girl and the ruin of everything that Falcio, Kest, and Brasti have fought for. But if the trio want to foil the conspiracy, save the girl, and reunite the Greatcoats, they’ll have to do it with nothing but the tattered 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.

This is a book I almost passed on, until I read Mogsy's review over at Bibiliosactum, seconded by Nathan over at Fantasy Review Barn, confirming that it was indeed "a bold, dashing adventure and pure, swashbuckling entertainment." When they rave about a title, I tend to listen, so the ARC of this awaits!


  1. Yes, I loved this one, it was so much fun! Even though I've read it, I'm anticipating the US release. I've got a few buddies who are into fencing and sword fighting that I know will adore this book.


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  2. Great book! I thoroughly enjoyed my e-book version and will be picking up a hardcover for my library. This is definitely a re-read type action for me.

  3. This sounds like it's going to be amazing, I'll be putting it on my wishlist for sure.
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  4. Look forward to your thoughts. I had a few issues right in the middle, but this was so much fun. I think you shall enjoy it.


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