Revue de presse
“In Traitor's Blade, Sebastien de Castell combines the best of Joe Abercrombie and Alexandre Dumas. He can break your heart and spike your adrenaline with the same sentence. Riveting.” — Violette Malan, author of Path of the Sun and The Storm Witch
“Traitor’s Blade never falters, with writing as smooth and decisive as a rapier’s swish through the air and a story as passionate as life itself. I can’t wait to read more about these wonderful characters. Highly recommended!” — Julie E. Czerneda, author of A Turn of Light
“Traitor's Blade is the first ‘new’ fantasy of 2014 that met and even exceeded my expectations.” —Fantasy Book Critic
“Traitor's Blade is just to put is simple: a terrific read. I enjoyed reading it very, very much. Sebastien de Castell directly places himself upfront to many of my favorite authors.” —The Book Plank
“In short, I loved loved loved Traitor's Blade. I would recommend it to everyone . . . Seriously, this is one excellent and remarkably entertaining book! Read it.” —BiblioSanctum
“Like a master-crafted rapier, Traitor’s Blade is perfectly-balanced, sharp and to the point. Very highly recommended, this is a must read.” —Civilian Reader
"If this isn't your most anticipated debut novel of 2014, then you're doing it wrong. Traitor's Blade may well end up going down as one of the strongest first fantasy novels of recent times—it's an absolute stunner that you can't afford to miss.”—Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields
Présentation de l'éditeur
The Greatcoats - legendary heroes, arbiters of justice . . . or notorious traitors?
Falcio Val Mond and his fellow Greatcoats have been trained in the fighting arts and the Laws of Tristia - they are travelling magistrates bringing justice to all, rich or poor . . . or at least they were before they stood aside as the Dukes impaled their King's head on a spike and took back the Kingdom. Now the land's heroes are disbanded and reviled as traitors, their Greatcoats in tatters.
Facio, Kest and Brasti have been reduced to working for a nobleman who refused to pay them. Things could be worse of course, Things could be worse, of course - their employer could be lying dead on the floor while the three of them are forced to watch as the killer plants evidence framing them for the murder. Oh wait, that's exactly what's happening . . .
Now, the royal conspiracy that began with overthrowing an idealistic young king is about to spread to Rijou, the most corrupt city in the land: beginning with a carefully orchestrated series of murders and the attempted murder of an orphaned girl. If it succeeds, it will be the ruin of everything that the Greatcoats have fought for, but their only tools in this deadly fight are the tattered coats on their backs and the swords in their hands. 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.