Waiting on Wednesday – Traitor’s Blade
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. It gives an opportunity to share our excitement for upcoming releases (share the love and anticipation for those books we can’t wait to read)
I have heard just about nothing but praise for Traitor’s Blade by Sebastian de Castell. It was released early this year in the UK, and I was very excited to see that there is a US release date set for July 15, 2014. And I was even *more* excited to get my hands on a copy of it this week. So, I think I am starting this one ASAP.
With swashbuckling action that recall Dumas’ Three Musketeers Sebastien de Castell has created a dynamic new fantasy series. In Traitor’s Blade a disgraced swordsman struggles to redeem himself by protecting a young girl caught in the web of a royal conspiracy.
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. Things could be worse, of course. Their employer could be lying dead on the floor while they are forced to watch the killer plant evidence framing them for the murder. Oh wait, that’s exactly what’s happening.
Now a royal conspiracy is about to unfold in the most corrupt city in the world. A carefully orchestrated series of murders that began with the overthrow of an idealistic young king will end with the death of an orphaned girl and the ruin of everything that Falcio, Kest, and Brasti have fought for. But if the trio want to foil the conspiracy, save the girl, and reunite the Greatcoats, they’ll have to do it with nothing but the tattered coats on their backs and the swords in their hands, because 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.