Sebastien de Castell - Author

About the Author

Sebastien de Castell had just finished a degree in Archaeology when he started work on his first dig. Four hours later he realized how much he actually 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. His only defence against the charge of unbridled dilettantism is that he genuinely likes doing these things and that, in one way or another, each of these fields plays a role in his writing. He sternly resists the accusation of being a Renaissance Man in the hopes that more people will label him that way. Sebastien lives in Vancouver with his lovely wife and two belligerent cats.  

Featured books by Sebastien de Castell

Spellslinger 4: Soulbinder

Spellslinger 4: Soulbinder

13+ readers YA readers

Author: Sebastien de Castell Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Kellen and his murderous squirrel cat, Reichis, are on their own. They've heard rumour of a mythical monastery, known as the Ebony Abbey. It's a place that outsiders can never find - but Kellen is getting desperate. He's been told that the monks inside the Ebony Abbey know more about the Shadowblack than anyone else - and that they even know how to cure it. Then Kellen and Reichis are separated and for the first time, Kellen must face the world alone - and venture deeper into shadow magic than he ever knew he could.

Other books by Sebastien de Castell

Saint's Blood The Greatcoats Book 3

Saint's Blood The Greatcoats Book 3

Author: Sebastien de Castell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2018

'High energy, highly unique, swashbuckling-cop-epic-noir story. Buy it. BUY IT NOW' Sam Sykes The Greatcoats are back - and this time it's personal. How do you kill a Saint? Falcio, Brasti and Kest are about to find out, as someone is doing just that, and they've started with a friend. 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.

Spellslinger 3: Charmcaster Book Three in the page-turning new fantasy series

Spellslinger 3: Charmcaster Book Three in the page-turning new fantasy series

Author: Sebastien de Castell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

The third book in the page-turning SPELLSLINGER fantasy series. Kellen, Reichis and Ferius are on their way to Gitabria, a city where amazing inventions are dreamed up and sold across the land of the Seven Sands. But when the three of them stumble across a tiny mechanical bird, magically brought to life, they quickly realise all is not as it appears. Meanwhile two strange Argosi appear, carrying secrets from Ferius' past, together with an unlikely Jan'Tep ally. And as time ticks on, all the cards in Ferius' deck point to the emerging tides of war . . . Perfect for fans of The Dark Tower, Firefly, Guardians of the Galaxy, Terry Pratchett, Ben Aaronovitch and Jim Butcher.

Spellslinger 4: Soulbinder

Spellslinger 4: Soulbinder

13+ readers YA readers

Author: Sebastien de Castell Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Kellen and his murderous squirrel cat, Reichis, are on their own. They've heard rumour of a mythical monastery, known as the Ebony Abbey. It's a place that outsiders can never find - but Kellen is getting desperate. He's been told that the monks inside the Ebony Abbey know more about the Shadowblack than anyone else - and that they even know how to cure it. Then Kellen and Reichis are separated and for the first time, Kellen must face the world alone - and venture deeper into shadow magic than he ever knew he could.

Spellslinger 4: Soulbinder

Spellslinger 4: Soulbinder

Author: Sebastien de Castell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

The fourth book in the page-turning SPELLSLINGER fantasy series. Kellen and his murderous squirrel cat, Reichis, are on their own. They've heard rumour of a mythical monastery, known as the Ebony Abbey. It's a place that outsiders can never find - but Kellen is getting desperate. He's been told that the monks inside the Ebony Abbey know more about the Shadowblack than anyone else - and that they even know how to cure it. Then Kellen and Reichis are separated and for the first time, Kellen must face the world alone - and venture deeper into shadow magic than he ever knew he could. Perfect for fans of The Dark Tower, Firefly, Guardians of the Galaxy, Terry Pratchett, Ben Aaronovitch and Jim Butcher.

Spellslinger 3: Charmcaster Book Three in the page-turning new fantasy series

Spellslinger 3: Charmcaster Book Three in the page-turning new fantasy series

Author: Sebastien de Castell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2018

The third book in the page-turning SPELLSLINGER fantasy series. Kellen, Reichis and Ferius are on their way to Gitabria, a city where amazing inventions are dreamed up and sold across the land of the Seven Sands. But when the three of them stumble across a tiny mechanical bird, magically brought to life, they quickly realise all is not as it appears. If someone can bring a bird to life, is there anything to stop these inventive Gitabrians creating a pack of mechanical dragons . . . ? Meanwhile two strange Argosi appear, carrying secrets from Ferius' past, together with an unlikely Jan'Tep ally. And as time ticks on, all the cards in Ferius' deck point to the emerging tides of war . . . Perfect for fans of The Dark Tower, Firefly, Guardians of the Galaxy, Terry Pratchett, Ben Aaronovitch and Jim Butcher.

Tyrant's Throne The Greatcoats Book 4

Tyrant's Throne The Greatcoats Book 4

Author: Sebastien de Castell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Would you - could you? - uphold the law at the cost of those you love? 'First-rate fiction, first rate adventure, first rate full stop' - Sunday Times bestseller Conn Iggulden. Falcio val Mond, First Cantor of the Greatcoats, is on the brink of fulfilling his dead King's dream: soon, Aline will take the throne and restore the rule of law once and for all. But in Tristia, nothing is ever that simple. In neighbouring Avares, an enigmatic warlord has risen, and his closest ally is none other than Falcio's old nemesis Trin. With the armies of Avares at her back, she'll be unstoppable. Falcio, Kest and Brasti go racing north to stop her, but in those treacherous climes they discover something altogether different, and far more dangerous . . . 'A gripping read with genuine emotion and excitement' - Mark Lawrence, bestselling author of Red Sister.

Shadowblack Book Two in the page-turning new fantasy series

Shadowblack Book Two in the page-turning new fantasy series

Author: Sebastien de Castell Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

SORCERY IS A SCAM . . . Four months after fleeing his own people, Kellen has discovered he's an even worse outlaw than he was mage. It doesn't help that his only allies are a swaggering card player and a thieving squirrel cat. Then he meets Seneira, a blindfolded girl who isn't blind, and whose secrets get them caught up in a conspiracy of magic, blackmail and murder. Now Kellen must find the mage responsible before the entire frontier falls victim to the mystical plague known as the shadowblack. Perfect for fans of The Dark Tower, Firefly, Guardians of the Galaxy, Terry Pratchett, Ben Aaronovitch and Jim Butcher. *** 'Magic with a Wild West flavour, served with flair.' Financial Times 'A bucket-load of tension is offset with humour, power struggles, lots of magic and some great characters. Fantasy junkies will devour with relish.' The Guardian 'gloriously escapist fantasy' The Observer

Spellslinger

Spellslinger

Author: Sebastien de Castell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

'An intoxicating mix of weird magic and high adventure . . . gripping from the get-go, Spellslinger is a must-read.' Jonathan Stroud, bestselling author of Lockwood & Co. MAGIC IS A CON GAME . . . Kellen is moments away from facing his first mage's duel and the start of four trials that will make him a spellcaster. There's just one problem: his magic is gone. As his sixteenth birthday approaches, Kellen falls back on his cunning in a bid to avoid total disgrace. But when a daring stranger arrives in town, she challenges Kellen to take a different path. Ferius Parfax is one of the mysterious Argosi - a traveller who lives by her wits and the three decks of cards she carries. She's difficult and unpredictable, but she may be Kellen's only hope . . . The first in a rich and compelling fantasy series bursting with tricks, traps and a devious talking squirrel cat. Perfect for fans of THE DARK TOWER, FIREFLY, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, TERRY PRATCHETT, BEN AARONOVITCH and JIM BUTCHER.

Shadowblack Book Two in the page-turning new fantasy series

Shadowblack Book Two in the page-turning new fantasy series

Author: Sebastien de Castell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2017

SORCERY IS A SCAM . . . Four months after fleeing his own people, Kellen has discovered he's an even worse outlaw than he was mage. It doesn't help that his only allies are a swaggering card player and a thieving squirrel cat. Then he meets Seneira, a blindfolded girl who isn't blind, and whose secrets get them caught up in a conspiracy of magic, blackmail and murder. Now Kellen must find the mage responsible before the entire frontier falls victim to the mystical plague known as the shadowblack. Perfect for fans of The Dark Tower, Firefly, Guardians of the Galaxy, Terry Pratchett, Ben Aaronovitch and Jim Butcher. *** 'Magic with a Wild West flavour, served with flair.' Financial Times 'A bucket-load of tension is offset with humour, power struggles, lots of magic and some great characters. Fantasy junkies will devour with relish.' The Guardian 'gloriously escapist fantasy' The Observer

Tyrant's Throne The Greatcoats Book 4

Tyrant's Throne The Greatcoats Book 4

Author: Sebastien de Castell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/2017

'First-rate fiction, first rate adventure, first rate full stop' - Sunday Times bestseller Conn Iggulden. Would you - could you? - uphold the law at the cost of those you love? Falcio val Mond, First Cantor of the Greatcoats, is on the brink of fulfilling his dead King's dream: Aline is about to take the throne and restore the rule of law once and for all. But for the Greatcoats, nothing is ever that simple. In neighbouring Avares, an enigmatic new warlord is uniting the barbarian armies and even worse, he is rumoured to have a new ally: Falcio's old nemesis Trin. With the armies of Avares at her back, she'll be unstoppable. Falcio, Kest and Brasti go racing north to stop her, but in those cold, treacherous climes they discover something altogether different - and far more dangerous: a new player plans to take the throne of Tristia, and the Greatcoats, for all their determination and skill, may not be able to stop him.

Saint's Blood The Greatcoats Book 3

Saint's Blood The Greatcoats Book 3

Author: Sebastien de Castell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

'High energy, highly unique, swashbuckling-cop-epic-noir story. Buy it. BUY IT NOW' Sam Sykes The Greatcoats are back - and this time it's personal. How do you kill a Saint? Falcio, Brasti and Kest are about to find out, as someone is doing just that, and they've started with a friend. 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.

Knight's Shadow The Greatcoats Book 2

Knight's Shadow The Greatcoats Book 2

Author: Sebastien de Castell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

'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 . . .

Saint's Blood The Greatcoats Book 3

Saint's Blood The Greatcoats Book 3

Author: Sebastien de Castell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2016

'High energy, highly unique, swashbuckling-cop-epic-noir story. Buy it. BUY IT NOW' Sam Sykes The Greatcoats are back - and this time it's personal. How do you kill a Saint? Falcio, Brasti and Kest are about to find out, as someone is doing just that, and they've started with a friend. 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.

Sturmbogen

Sturmbogen

Author: Sebastien de Castell Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2015

Gefahrliche Zeiten stehen den Greatcoats Falcio, Kest und Brasti bevor. Machtige Krafte zerstoren das Reich Tristia von innen, und das Trio muss ihnen Einhalt gebieten, bevor es zu spat ist. Doch die Freundschaft, die die Drei all die Jahre am Leben gehalten hat, wird wie nie zuvor auf die Probe gestellt. Kest wird erfahren, was es heit, wenn man sich mit den Heiligen anlegt. Brasti wird seine Loyalitat gegenuber den Greatcoats infrage stellen. Und Falcio wird - in einem verzweifelten Rennen gegen das Gift, das durch seine Adern fliet - seinen schlimmsten Angsten gegenubertreten mussen. Werden sie einen Burgerkrieg dennoch verhindern konnen?

Hochverrat

Hochverrat

Author: Sebastien de Castell Format: eBook Release Date: 08/12/2014

In einem Reich, das durch die Gier der Machtigen zugrunde gerichtet wurde, kampft Falcio val Mond, oberster Kantor der Greatcoats, unerschutterlich fur Recht und Ordnung. Als ein grausames Verbrechen an einem Duke und seiner Familie verubt wird, nimmt der Krieger die Fahrte des Morders auf. Doch bald muss er erkennen, dass er das Opfer eines schrecklichen Verrats ist: Ein todliches Gift jagt durch seine Venen. Plotzlich ist jeder Moment im Kampf gegen den Feind kostbarer denn je. Kann Falcio den Burgerkrieg verhindern, der das Land ins Chaos zu sturzen droht? Oder wird der Tod ihn vorher zu sich holen?

Traitor's Blade The Greatcoats Book 1

Traitor's Blade The Greatcoats Book 1

Author: Sebastien de Castell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

'One hell of a good book' - Conn Iggulden The Greatcoats - legendary heroes, arbiters of justice . . . or notorious traitors? The Greatcoats are travelling magistrates bringing justice to all . . . or at least they were, before they watched the Dukes impale their King's head on a spike. Now the land's heroes are reviled as traitors, their Greatcoats in tatters. Facio, Kest and Brasti have been reduced to working as mercenaries, but when they find their employer dead - and are forced to watch as the killer plants evidence framing them for the murder - they realise things are about to get even worse. For the royal conspiracy that began with overthrowing an idealistic young king is spreading to Rijou, the most corrupt city in the land, and the life of a young girl hangs in the balance. When every noble is a tyrant and every knight is a thug, the only thing you can really trust is a traitor's blade.

Blutrecht

Blutrecht

Author: Sebastien de Castell Format: eBook Release Date: 12/05/2014

Falcio ist der Anfuhrer der Greatcoats. In der Kunst des Kampfes ebenso geschult wie im Gesetz des Reiches Tristia, ziehen die Greatcoats als reisende Gesetzeshuter durchs Land, um Gerechtigkeit zu bringen und das Wort des Konigs zu verbreiten. Sie sind Helden. Oder vielmehr waren sie es, bis sie tatenlos zusahen, wie die dunklen Herzoge von Tristia das Konigreich ubernahmen und den Kopf des Konigs auf einen Pfahl spieten. Nun bewegt sich Tristia am Rande des Untergangs, und die Barbaren an den Grenzen warten nur darauf, ins Land einzufallen. Die Herzoge reigieren mit Willkur und Chaos, und die Greatcoats sind weit verstreut, gebrandmarkt als Verrater, Diebe und Morder. Ihren legendaren Uniformen sind nur noch Fetzen, die an eine ruhmreiche Vergangenheit erinnern. Alles, was ihnen geblieben ist, ist ein letztes Versprechen, dass sie ihrem getoteten Konig gaben. Das Versprechen, eine letzte Mission zu erfullen. Doch wenn sie damit Erfolg haben wollen, mussen sie sich wieder vereinen - oder miterleben, wie die Welt um sie herum in Feuer untergeht ...

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