Knight's Shadow

Knight's Shadow

Book - 2015
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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 tale of heroism and betrayal in a country crushed under the weight of its rulers' corruption.
A 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 Falcio 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 homeland.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking, 2015.
ISBN: 9781681445137
Characteristics: ix, 580 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Greatcoat's lament


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Mar 20, 2018

Another swashbuckling adventure! If you can get your hands on the audiobook, the narrator is excellent.

DBRL_KatieL Nov 13, 2017

This book was a journey. You start out wondering where the author will take everyone next, and for a while no one really seems to know-they are just trying to figure out how to stay alive and not lose any ground (or other lives) for their cause. The stress of it all is starting to show on everyone, and you know if something big is going to happen it needs to be soon (as in during this book)-but it can't be too big or too final of a thing because there are three other books-all with more pages than this one!

And major events happen-I found I would try to read to a good stopping point, and end up over an hour later still not having found that point. Turns out the only good place to stop is at the end of this book. But then you have to have the next one ready. Great story line, wonderfully developed and dynamic characters and a story line familiar enough to trick you into thinking you know where things might go, only to laugh in your face and surprise you over and over.


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Jun 19, 2018

"I hate magic"

Jun 19, 2018

"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."

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Apr 17, 2016

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