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1 Traitor s Blade My name is Falcio val Mond one of the last of the King s Greatcoats and if you listen very carefully you might still be able to hear me screaming I mean this is probably the reatest line in any prologue ever And if this doesn t make you want to read this amazing series I m not sure what will Yet I ll try to sing its praises anyway Falcio and the Murder Shoots the Bull (Southern Sisters, gang are up to even move adventures in this second book while still trying to honor their promises to their dead king Someone is killing the nine DukesDuchesses of Tristia and blaming their murders on the Greatcoats Falcio Kest and Brasti are trying toet to the bottom of it while also trying to keep their lives in a world where the majority of the population want to see them dead The rest of this review will have spoilers from Traitor s Blade so if you have not read Traitor s Blade please do yourself a favor and start it tonight then come back and read this portion of my review We d stood in that room and locked eyes and without having to speak it aloud shared a single silent promise if the world is Hudson Valley Mediterranean going to fall apart then we willo down with it Fighting Falcio is on a mission to tell the Dukes and Duchesses of the kingdom how needed King s Law is since the events in Traitor s Blade have almost started a civil war Trin now duchess is on a mission to rule and has five thousand soldiers on her side Falcio tries to win Aline s favor from the different Dukes until the Dukes and their family line start dying Oh and Falcio is dying from the neatha thanks to Partiana in Traitor s Blade Yeah this book is action packed to say the least The Greatcoats are not the only ones being blamed for the murder the Dashini assassins from Traitor s Blade are also being suspects The citizens of Tristia are also uprising and have found the numbers and weapons to pose a big threat Trin lurks in the shadows a Doing Democracy in Indigenen Gemeinschaften great deal of this book but has enough appearances to remind you she is the true villainKest is constantly struggling to contain his Saint s Fever now that he is the Saint of Swords which makes himo into a killing frenzy Brasti is Brasti the hilarious ladies man that makes me laugh out loud constantly while reading Brasti s story arc is actually pretty amazing in this book and one of my favorite surprises We are introduced to a new character and Greatcoat named Dariana I loved her storyline and characters The Secrets of Boys growth but I m not sure if I ship her with Brasti or Valiana to be honest Regardless Sebastien de Castell is the master at writing characters and he doesn t just use his talent for his main characters his side characters are phenomenal too The other character I actually really loved in this book was Duke Jillard Well him and Tommer Seeing Jillard s reactions to his son and his son s actions are one of my favorite things in this book And when he called Tommer his very soul my heart exploded into a million confetti shaped hearts I swear Lowkey Tommer and Aline are my OTP Happiness is a series ofrains of sand spread out in a desert of violence and anguish This book is heart wrenching cruel unfair a tad bit soul crushing and it is truly in a league above the rest This is the best series I ve read in years and I can t believe it is not popular I honestly have fallen so in love with this series and I will sing its praises like a Bardatti to anyone who will listen RIP Vadren Graff you will be remembered Blog Twitter Tumblr Instagram Youtube Twitch Being the second book in the series we already know most of the players but they are further characterised as de Castell Stop Whining--and Start Winning goes deeper with themiving some unexpected layers Take Brasti for example he s the archer and was the comic relief in the first book always cracking a joke and having a uip at hand but in Knight s Shadow he shows surprising depth and emotion not just the laughable fool we imagined but a fully rounded characterThe seuel picks up pretty much right after the close of Traitor s Blade The reat pleasures of Knight s Shadow is it s many unexpected turns which serve to keep the reader always on hisher toes and I can t think of the last time a book surprised me so oftenThe world building is once again top notch exploring in further detail both The Greatcoats past and Tristia s history The book is also slightly darker in tone than the first with the revelation of the truly horrifying "and sinister cruelty that is The Greatcoat s Lament With the darkness "sinister cruelty that is The Greatcoat s Lament With the darkness still have the underlying humor from the trio that made the first book such a reat read fantasy Three Musketeers y allTakes everything that was Il sale della vita good in Traitor s Blade raises the bar and improves on it no second book slump for de Castell with this one plot twists character development and even better writing make this a magnificent continuation of the Greatcoats story and another entertaining and surprisingly emotional must readI can safely say that Knight s Shadow is not only every bit asood as its predecessor but actually surpasses it in numerous ways and paves a very bright road forward for this series The story is as engaging as it can be the universe is ever enthralling and detailed and most of the characters fall under the category of unforgettable If you enjoyed the first book in the series then I highly recommend you keep on My Favorite Things going with this one April 2017 reread is now done Verdict Even better than I remember Some seriously dark moments but freaking awesome Apr 2016 reread because Saint s Blood Update 45 stars Ok so this one is definitely much darker than I remember but stillreat Buy it Original reviewKnight s Shadow had some big boots to fill after Sebastien de Castell s amazing debut novel and I had my doubts about whether it could be pulled off but with The Follow Up Entry The Author Has follow up entry the author has his swashbuckling writing is here to stayIf you have read the first book you don t need me recommending this one as immediately after finishing the first one you either pre ordered or placed Knight s Shadow on your future tbr pile If you haven t yet read Traitor s Blade what are you waiting for I cannot emphasize enough how much fun you are missing out onThe story picks up right where it left off and is definitely much darker than the first entry but luckily there is plenty of humour interspersed throughout The son of a bitch ot me first entry but luckily there is plenty of humour interspersed throughout The son of a bitch ot me said showing me a wound barely deeper than a shaving cut You ll live I said Get up It s my hand Falcio Brasti complained rising to his feet I m an archer not a swordsman My art reuires finesse and skill it s not just swinging a pointy bar of metal around like a doddering old man waving a stick Our trio have their work cut out for them as they investigate a string of murders while also trying to view spoilerprotect Aline the kings daughter and all this with Falcio slowly dying from poisoning hide spoiler Buddy read with my lovely Greatcoat SarahGripping The Nine of Us gritty and fast paced Knight s Shadow is a splendid seuel that s better than its predecessor in every wayI stated before in my Traitor s Blade review that the book is a combination of The First Law series by Joe Abercrombie and The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas this book holds true to that statement than ever especially towards First Law as the seriesoes into rimdark territory This means that Knight s Shadow is s a book for adult fantasy reader there s raphic torture violence and rape involved here and I would not recommend any young reader to read this series without any uidanceThat said the direction that Sebastien took for this book improved the uality of this series on every aspect for me Traitor s Blade was a fun read but there s some flaw in it that prevent the debut to reached its potential Knight s Shadow erased those flaws no Deus Ex Machina elements world building. Following his beloved debut Traitor's Blade Sebastien de Castell returns with volume two of his fast paced fantasy adventure series inspired by the swashbuckling action and witty banter of The Three Musketeers Knight's Shadow continues the series with a thrilling and dark. .

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Greatcoat's LamentEy went to see Duke Issault because he was crazier than a sht house rat Until he wasn t Then comes all of the twists and turns and I don t see how the author does it Oh and another person I didn t like was Shuran I don t even know if I spelled his stupid name right Either way he s a twat All I can say for sure is that I love these uys and I love they have the The Perils of Pursuing a Prince (Desperate Debutantes, girls too But theuys are my favs and so help me they better not die It s already bad enough but I won t hold my breath because I know people I like die a lot in the books I read And I don t like what all Kest went through I don t like what any of them went through for that matter anyway on to the next Tell them the Greatcoats are coming MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List 45 Buddy read with the Kings heart Petrik To mayhem and fighting I m really struggling to write this review due to the complexity of the plot and of course how SPOILERISH my draft review was so I m just The Barracks Thief and Selected Stories going to just write a short spoiler free review Okay so despite feeling meh about book one of this series I went into this book with high expectations and I must say this is definitely better then the first I felt this book had a lot pro s then con s and I m FINALLY starting to see why everyone adores this seriesOnce again the book started extremely slow I thought it wasoing to be another disappointment however around 300 pages in shit Becca and the Prisoners Cross (The Copernicus Legacy got exciting and when I say exciting I really mean it This book did not slow down until the end it s brutal it s terrifying just downright cool I m starting to very slowly become addicted to this series this author knows how to bring therim to the dark I LOVE IT Holy shit some scenes had me CRINGING For all you salty sea dogs that have read this book I will tell you that THAT SCENE you know the one I m talking about made me love this book it was fucking amazing terrible brutal savage as fuck but so The Commodore (Aubrey/Maturin, good I m fangirling over the savagery displayed in this novel But it wasn t all rainbows buttercups I still find the writing kinda choppy and the world building definitely improved and is no longer a hinderance BUT I just can t look past how much I hated the start of this novel and I don t know why I didn t like it Iuess it just felt very similar to book one and the first 30% was boring I couldn t stand Falcio at the start So the ending definitely saved the book for me Still not a favourite but a pretty cool book and I m really excited to continue with the series He d told me the world could be the most lovely place you could imagine so long as your imagination was fueled by love The story follows Falcio Val Mond first cantor of the Kings Greatcoats After the murder of a duke and his whole family Falcio is determined to find the culprits and bring them to justice but Falcio is dying from a rare poison He must not only save himself but he must also save the country The plot was exciting thrilling captivating fast paced Definitely a fantastic seuel to an okay predecessor Although I still don t love this series I m definitely enjoying it a lot My favourite thing is still Castell s flawless writing style The magic system is better explained in this book but we didn t find out everything so it is still mysterious I also really like that the Greatcoats didn t spilt up this book and love their bromance so much did I mentioned that I laughed until I Dare Mighty Things got a pain in my ribs during this book No I didn t but I am now So make sure you have a change of underwear handy while reading this book because Iuarantee you ll piss yourself ALSO IM SO HAPPY KEST BRASTI FINALLY GOT SOME PAGE TIME but the real show stealers for me were the ladies Darriana and Valiana Valiana is the most well developed character of the whole series I love her I also have a soft spot for Brasti such a big soft dumb oaf that needs to join my harem The problem with Brasti is that he s an idiot He s handsome and charming he can outshoot any man or woman with a bow and he s an idiot Recommended to all fantasy lovers this series is definitely for ADULTS and only adults it #contains ALOT of rape violence torture swearing badassery You can find this review and my other reviews at #ALOT of rape violence torture swearing badassery You can find this review and my other reviews at I kinda wanna be a Greatcoat when I The Texas Rangers Heiress Wife grow up Mini Review 455 stars Considering how polarized my opinion was for Traitor s Blade it s surprising even to me how thoroughly I enjoyed Knight s Shadow It must have been the perfect combination of elements to satisfy my mood because even while reading it I couldn t put my finger on exactly why I liked it so much It just had that addictive uality that kept pulling me back to it in favor of other things which is something books don t do to me a lot these days The balance between humor andrit was well done so I enjoyed laughing while simultaneously sinking my teeth into a rich story When de Castell is on his Her Outback Protector (Men of the Outback game I have a hard time pulling away I ll I can say is he seems to have found hisroove so if you ve waffled on continuing the series consider this Eternal Quest gentle encouragement to keepoing Via The Obsessive Bookseller at wwwNikiHawkescom Other books you might like You are not a Greatcoat because you have to be Falcio you are a Greatcoat because you don t know how to be anything else After finding the elusive King s Charoite Falcio val Mond the First Cantor of the Greatcoats is facing the challenge Of Preventing A Civil preventing a civil in Tristia with his enemies having armies funds and support of the Dukes and him having nothing but the righteous zeal to make the world a better place Putting a 13 year old The Widows Little Secret girl on the throne is never an easy task but things look really bleak ahead of Falcio And so as heoes off to save the corrupt black pit of a country he is accompanied by a faithful band of his old companions but also Resurrection Year gains new ones along the way Some of them prove to be true friends in need others just wait for the right moment to stab him in the back The novel offers a whirlwind of action with plot twisting like an angry eel Heed my advice and never trust anyone or anything as there are false bottoms double edges and traps waiting for naive readers every other page You will need touess and double The Fire Within (Rockford Fire Department guess and retrace your steps or else be prepared for unexpected And even though I have seen many things coming anticipating the intrigues and plots and plans within plans was fun At the same time the fun factor banter and a certain lightness of the narrative is down in this instalment while humanrime and slime factor is considerably up Knight s Shadow is properly rimdark in many places Firstly we depart from the world s Shadow is properly rimdark in many places Firstly we depart from the world idealistic young king Paelis and even idealistic commoner named Falcio val Mond who spent life annoying the nobility by enforcing the laws that the nobility found inconvenient and trying to bring them to heel so that the average people could live their lives in freedom and without fear view spoilerI liked how we were slowly aining an understanding that we were seeing the King through Falcio s eyes and what we initially thought to be objective truth turns out to be an idealised image The two important conversations one in Falcio s dream when he essentially repeats all the issues I raised in my previous review What if Patriana had managed to kill all of your so called chaorites And who in all the hells calls their bastards charities anyway Was it really that important to make sure I had no damned idea what you d sent me to do Sadly the King doesn t answer and the other one with his fellow Greatcoats It s time you stopped thinking the King was this all loving father figure He was only two years older than the rest of us His shit stank like everyone else s He drank too much he lied on any number of occasions and it turns out he fucked half the noblewomen in the country hide spoiler. Io soon discovers his own life is in mortal danger from a poison administered as a final act of revenge by one of his deadliest enemies As chaos and civil war begin to overtake the country Falcio has precious little time left to stop those determined to destroy his homela. Elements are introduced as we started learning about the Saints Dashini and a little bit of magic I won t dive into any details on the plot to avoid any kind of spoiler on book 1 it s also why this review will be shorter compared to my usual reviews The plot in Knight s Shadow started soon after the end of the first book all you have to know is that it s much thrilling and ripping than before The trials and tribulation that Falcio and the Treacherous Is the Night (Verity Kent, gang faced here is intense or you could also say full of bad luck It s fast paced withreat actions scenes and overall the book is a much engaging read compared to its predecessor I find myself struggling to put the book down every time I took a break especially starting from the the second half of the book right after the Interlude when the story started A Miracle, A Universe going intorimdark territoryI have high praises towards one particular scene it s foreshadowed in the prologue of the book The Greatcoat s Lament This scene is definitely the best part of the book heck it could even be the highest point of the series it s ritty top notch and very well written Everyone who has read this book will definitely know what I m talking about herePicture Greatcoat s Lament Cover of the ARC editionPlus the character interactions are intriguing than before One of the minor cons I had with the first book was that I wanted Falcio to spend time with Brasti and Kest their camaraderie and friendship is definitely one of the strongest factors of the series and it please me to see that they do receive many interactions here Their camaraderie bromance are solidified and I should also note other than the reat character developments for Falcio Brasti Kest and Darriana my favorite character in the series so far will have to be Brasti any actions or dialogue he has is simply Aguecheeks Beef, Belchs Hiccup, and Other Gastronomic Interjections golden Happiness is a series ofrains of sand spread out in a desert of violence and anguish The only two minor cons I have with the book is that I find Falcio during the first half of the book was uite hard to Black Metropolis, Vol. 2 get attached to his personality while necessary for his development was annoying to read The other con is that I think some of the revelations were too predictable not all of them though some were really well done and I definitely didn t expect itOverall Knight s Shadow is a worthy superior seuel and a necessary addition in the Greatcoat series Sebastien de Castell improves every element from the foundation that was carved in the first book for a compelling read and experience It was as I said before hard to put down compelling and I will definitely read what he left in store for me for the last two books of the series You can find this and the rest of my Adult EpicHigh Fantasy Sci Fi reviews at BookNest An amazing BR with my fellow Greatcoats Craig Emelia and Samir What people remember about us That matters What are we really but acts of courage or cowardiceenerosity or By Words Alone greed I was intrigued by Traitor s Blade and really waited my playdate withreatcoats in the second book There were some small flaws I found in the first book and it was interesting to see if the author continued in the same style or made some improvements for carrying out the story What can I say Knight s Shadow blew my mind It s perfect 3What is so peculiar about Knight s Shadow I found stuff I love in my booky treats action with lots of fighting breath taking adventure ripping drama and wonderful interaction among characters Characters Oh boy the author really knows how to create memorable and well fleshed out characters I was amazed following Falcio s crew to the meetings with various VIP or less important but admirable characters all created with care and detail Their witty dialogues continued to charm me with ease even in the saddest moments I admit I loved the fun and easy style of interaction but altogether with tough and real emotional side it made the book ripping for me This book is definitely not an easy read In a Enduring Truths good way The author used hisreat skill to let us have a detailed sneak peak into the relationships the effect of hopeless situations on people and that allowed me to see the reat and touching human element in this story Scarred by past scared of the future brave till the very last lovable some despicable Always Interesting And Fighting To Stay Alive interesting and fighting to stay alive I continued to follow them I found them face to face with their own conflicts entangled in a reater and meaner scheming that will decide the fate of their worldview spoilerFalcio with amazing investigative skills and charming stubbornnessKest with the overpowering madness and faithful commitmentBrasti with his amazing The Chinese Love Pavilion gangVal with so much potential and struggles to find meaning in life Dashing assassins with their awesome mysterious backgroundDari with sharp tongue and sharper sword I love thisirlie Hold the line damn you I heard Dariana scream from across the suare You think those Knights are scary They re just men and they ll just kill you Me I ll drag your fucking arses outside the village and feed you piece by piece to your own Saints damned pigs hide spoiler The fights that matter most aren t won on skill Knight s Shadow was undoubtedly an improvement to Traitor s Blade and what a seuel should be it develops it expands it makes you want and in this case it is substantially darker Even though the narrative was still limited to Falcio s first person perspective there was development for the other two Greatcoats who stuck by Falcio through thick and thin Kest and Brasti The friendship between these three individuals is the highlight of this series for me so far Even in the absence of their POV de Castell was able to draw out the characterisation of Kest and Brasti from their interactions with Falcio The pacing was tighter and the plot engaging with various arcs that complement the overall story really well I freaking love these uys This book starts right where the other one left off And then they have to fight some evil peeps a few pages after that #Kest Brasti and Falcio are three men I just love and the banter between them is the best #Brasti and Falcio are three men I just love and the banter between them is the best could carry on crazy conversations while fighting people Anyhoo so they are helping The Tailor try to et an army together to defeat that freaking a hole Trin She wants to be ueen but she s evil and the Dolphin Confidential guys are trying to make sure the rightful ueen little Aline who is only a childets on the throne Well it turns out I wanted to smack The Tailor a few times because she ends up causing chaos as well The old btch Mairis Mermaid gets a ton of people killed Valiana is trying to fight with the boys now that she is areatcoat but she hasn t had much training and it s a sht show until Dariana starts training her She is another reatcoat The Tailor sent with the boys And she s bad to the bone I love her Although there is one part but it seems to work itself out The Tailor is a rude old crone and I don t like the way she puts down Valiana who is trying her hardest
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be a and protect little Aline The callousness of the Tailor s words the way she discarded all of Valiana s pain and sorrow burned in me I needed her to know how much I hated this all of it her cold calculating strategies the way she planned and plotted She wasn t much different from the Dukes we all despised The others were looking at me waiting to see how I would react I didn t want to be an angry petulant child I wanted to be noble and brave and all the things I d tried to be since the day the King had shaken me out of my madness But I couldn t I simply didn t have it in me You re a fucking bitchI said The uys and The Shadow of Your Smile girlso off to see if they can et some aide from some of the Duke s to help fight against Trin and her army Well that just becomes another crazy mess of things Although I did like when th. Tale of heroism and betrayal in a country crushed under the weight of its rulers' corruptionA few days after the horrifying murder of a duke and his family Falcio val Mond swordsman and First Cantor of the Greatcoats begins a deadly pursuit to capture the killer But Falc.