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Traitor's Blade

(2014)
(The first book in the Greatcoats series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W. Campbell Best Book (nominee)
'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.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"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

"Some books you can't put down. This one won't even let you try; it whirls you along in a wild dance of fights, treachery, and jaw-dropping surprises. If you thought that Alexandre Dumas put his three Musketeers through a lot of trouble, just wait until you see what Mr. de Castell dumps on his three Greatcoats. His fight scenes are amazingly detailed and yet they never lose pace. Sebastien de Castell is a newcomer to the genre, and will be a very popular one if he can continue to produce books of this quality." - Dave Duncan

"This is one hell of a good book. So many fantasies concentrate on the darkness in humanity these days. There's something to be said for that, if it's well done. Yet this is a book that reminds you that deep down, we want to have courage and honour - and we admire those who do. Hugely enjoyable throughout. 5 stars." - Conn Iggulden

"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


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Used availability for Sebastien De Castell's Traitor's Blade

Hardback Editions

December 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Traitor'S Blade
Author(s): Sebastien de Castell
ISBN: 1-4104-7469-0 / 978-1-4104-7469-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Traitor's Blade (The Greatcoats, 1)
Author(s): Sebastien de Castell
ISBN: 1-62365-809-8 / 978-1-62365-809-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
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March 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Traitor's Blade: The Greatcoats Book 1
Author(s): Sebastien de Castell
ISBN: 1-84866-379-X / 978-1-84866-379-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Traitor's Blade (The Greatcoats, 1)
Author(s): Sebastien de Castell
ISBN: 1-62365-400-9 / 978-1-62365-400-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
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September 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Traitor's Blade (The Greatcoats): The Greatcoats Book 1
Author(s): Sebastien de Castell
ISBN: 1-78206-675-6 / 978-1-78206-675-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
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March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Traitor's Blade (The Greatcoats)
Author(s): Sebastien de Castell
ISBN: 0-14-318873-9 / 978-0-14-318873-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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Audio Editions

December 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Traitor's Blade (Greatcoats, 1)
Author(s): Sebastien de Castell
ISBN: 1-5414-1379-2 / 978-1-5414-1379-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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December 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Traitor's Blade (Greatcoats, 1)
Author(s): Sebastien de Castell
ISBN: 1-5414-6379-X / 978-1-5414-6379-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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December 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Traitor's Blade: Greatcoats Series, Book 1
Author(s): Sebastien de Castell
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


December 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Traitor's Blade: Greatcoats Series, Book 1
Author(s): Sebastien de Castell
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Traitor's Blade: The Greatcoats, Book 1
Author(s): Sebastien de Castell
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
Availability: Amazon   


November 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Traitor's Blade: The Greatcoats, Book 1
Author(s): Sebastien de Castell
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Traitor's Blade: The Greatcoats, Book 1
Author(s): Sebastien de Castell
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Traitor's Blade: the swashbuckling start of the Greatcoats Quartet
Author(s): Sebastien de Castell
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
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February 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Traitor's Blade: the swashbuckling start of the Greatcoats Quartet
Author(s): Sebastien de Castell
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU