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Sebastien De Castell


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, Canada with his lovely wife and two belligerent cats.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Fantasy

John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2016) : Traitor's Blade

Sebastien De Castell recommends
The Traitor Baru Cormorant (2015)
(Masquerade , book 1)
Seth Dickinson
"A new fantasy world as rich and complex as our own . . . Baru Cormorant is brilliant, bold, and very, very dangerous."
Kings of the Wyld (2017)
(Band , book 1)
Nicholas Eames
"Nicholas Eames brings brazen fun and a rock & roll sensibility to the fantasy genre."
A Time of Dread (2018)
(Blood & Bone, book 1)
John Gwynne
"Fans of epic fantasy have something to cheer about: A Time of Dread is marvellous. Gwynne's writing is superb, delivering not only twists and turns but also nuance and complexity."
Foundryside (2018)
(Founders Trilogy, book 1)
Robert Jackson Bennett
"An irresistible, fast-paced adventure that welcomes even non-fantasy fans into its pages, unveiling a remarkable and sophisticated world of magic and intrigue. With non-stop twists, a compelling cast of characters, and an innovative magic system, Foundryside is an altogether terrific read."
Brightfall (2019)
Jaime Lee Moyer
"Boldly envisioned and beautifully told."
There Will Come a Darkness (2019)
(Age of Darkness , book 1)
Katy Rose Pool
"A masterful fantasy debut. Katy Rose Pool is a writer to watch."
Artifact Space (2021)
Miles Cameron
"Fabulous. Fans of Star Trek the Next Generation looking for an intriguing modern space opera to fall in love with are in luck!"
The Justice of Kings (2022)
(Empire of the Wolf, book 1)
Richard Swan
"The Justice of Kings is equal parts heroic fantasy and murder mystery . . . Richard Swan's sophisticated take on the fantasy genre will leave readers hungry for more."

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