The new book is an amazing addition to nielsens repertoire. Sebastiens books are published in fourteen languages and counting. Traitors blade the greatcoats 1 paperback june 2, 2015. I started this on monday and had no problem finishing it within 2 days. There are more than 1 million books that have been enjoyed by people from all over the world. It was the first book ive read in a while now that i would characterize as a fun read. The traitors game available now scholastic book 1 of a thrilling new series. A moderately spoiler free example is one of the characters being labeled a beserker. Traitor blade book two carries on the story begun in book one. Traitors blade is the first new fantasy of 2014 that met and even exceeded my expectations fantasy book critic.
Traitors blade is a bunch of fun from one cover to the other it made me laugh out loud and it made me shed an occasional tear. By its end, the book turned out to be an excellent read powerful narrative and many twists and turns of which some major ones are clear from long before, but they are still very entertaining. The horn book the traitors game is intrigue and adventure with a bold heroine, some forbidden romance and plenty of twists along the way. The story has humor and leads you on an adventure the likes of the three musketeers or similar stories. Greatcoats book traitors blade, knights shadow, saints blood 3 books collection set. The novel was originally and ineptly titled three of traitors, but by the time my agent submitted it to jo fletcher books it was called traitors blade, and it is the book you hopefully hold in your hands. Fantasy book critic traitors blade is just to put is simple. Teaser to book two of the traitors game acknowledgments about the author. Traitors blade is the first new fantasy of 2014 that met and even exceeded my expectations.
When every noble is a tyrant and every knight is a thug, the only thing you can really trust is a traitors blade. In traitors blade a disgraced swordsman struggles to redeem himself by. I usually read at a pace of 50100 pages a day, but this one got under my skin and sucked me into its world. One hell of a good book conn iggulden the greatcoats legendary heroes. Kestra dallisor has finally gained possession of the olden blade.
Its the first book of the greatcoats series 4 are planned. They were once the kings traveling magistrates with a task of upholding his law. Fantasy book critic traitors blade is a very polished debut with a solid plot, great characters, a lovely world, and most importantly, it exudes a sense of. The king is dead, the greatcoats have been disbanded, and falcio val mond and his fellow magistrates kest and brasti have been reduced to working as bodyguards for a nobleman who refuses to pay them.
Like last years drakenfeld, its a refreshingly optimistic novel overall, sparkling with wit rather than grounded in grit. Celia was useless with a blade, but darrow was well armed, and i could do my share of damage. One hell of a good book conn iggulden the greatcoats legendary heroes, arbiters of justice. It gives off the vibe of the three musketeers in a fantasy setting. Traitors blade may well end up going down as one of the strongest first fantasy novels of recent times its an absolute stunner that you cant afford to miss the founding fields. Facing off against deadly assassins, tyrannical dukes, and even the very people they once aided, the trio. Read traitors blade online free book in epub, txt or pdf.
Traitors blade is a bunch of fun from one cover to the other. Traitors blade was great, and knights shadow was even better. Get e books traitors blade on pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi and audiobook for free. Their employer could be lying dead on the floor while they are forced to watch the killer plant evidence. Furthermore, many narrative threads are abandoned part way through the story. Traitors blade is a novel which brings us a tale of the greatcoats or at least what is left of them. This feels significant, but in most of the book it isnt addressed, or even mentioned or hinted at being a deeper issue. We deliver the joy of reading in 100% recyclable packaging with. In traitors blade, a disgraced swordsman struggles to redeem himself by protecting a young girl caught in the web of a royal conspiracy. Always update books hourly, if not looking, search in the book search column. Synopsis the king is dead, the greatcoats have been disbanded, and falcio val mond and his fellow magistrates kest and brasti have been reduced to working as bodyguards for a nobleman who refuses to pay them. A great blade has to be sharp, sure, but it needs a bit of weight as wellheft enough to fend off the weapons of enemies.
Traitors blade is, so far, the best book ive read in 2016. Ive been delighted with reception to the book thus far but what. Firstly, traitors blade is under 400 pages and written from the first person perspective on falcio. I finished this book today and cant recommend it enough. Tucked into a garter around my thigh was a knife, which was there for this very reason.
The kidnappers want her to retrieve the lost olden blade, the only object that can destroy the immortal king, but kestra is not the obedient captive they expected. Traitors blade is a rare treat for the fantasy reader, it follows falcio val mond, first cantor of the greatcoats as he and his loyal comrades kest and brasti struggle to survive in a world that has turned against them, valiantly trying to follow the last orders of their fallen king. Take all that and temper it with a bit humanity and humour and you get the traitors blade. First in the acclaimed greatcoats series of swashbuckling adventures, traitors blade. Trained in the fighting arts and the laws of tristia, the greatcoats are travelling magisters upholding kings law.
The swordplay and wordplay and camaraderie of the main characters also reminds me of, the riyria revelations and the riyria chronicles. Lord tremondi pretend, just for a moment, that you have attained your most deepseated desire. Nielsen, is an actionpacked story that leaves you yearning for more. Traitors blade is the entertaining story of how the greatcoats rose and fell, and how they could rise again sfx. The king is dead, the greatcoats have been disbanded, and falcio val mond and his fellow magistrates kest and brasti have been. Traitors blade is a simple but fun story that is a good listen when you need something easier and just plain enjoyable. Traitors blade is swashbuckling action and adventure, intrigue and betrayal, heartache and lots of humor.
Not the simple, sensible one you tell your friends about, but the dream thats so close to. Falcio val mond, exfirst cantor of the greatcoats, still wears his distinctive coat, and indeed still clings onto all that was his magisters life and everything that came even before that, when he was no more than a simple married man who had nothing at all to do with kings or. We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. This book, like its predecessor, is an entertaining read that is well worth downloading. The second book, titled knights shadow, was published later in 2014, while the third, titled saints blood, was released in 2016. But then finding a good book to read can be like picking the best clothes to wear. Traitors blade and when i got to the end i wanted book 2 there and then. First in the acclaimed greatcoats series of swashbuckling adventures, traitors blade took the fantasy world by a storm, gathering. The dukes bring chaos to the land, while the greatcoats are. Mabari i hope its okay if i butt in here one thing i loved about traitors blade was reading the exchanges and antics between falcio, kest.
Traitors blade is not a deep fantasy book, nor is it a second rate clone. Traitors blade the greatcoats paperback 4 sep 2014. It is as well written as the first book in the sequel and the adventures and skullduggery continue at a brisk pace. The kindnappers plan to blackmail kestra into finding the olden blade, a lost dagger they believe is the only weapon that can kill the powermad king. Its also gripping, tense, even a bit horrific, with careful drops and drabs of dark humor and grimdark fantasy.240 1107 1124 963 1601 110 893 752 377 1477 1556 905 565 1216 306 809 297 100 1197 167 1600 1571 1234 583 563 1342 796 1384 89 1405 6 1161 699 100