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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's acclaimed swashbuckling fantasy series, The Greatcoats. was shortlisted for both the 2014 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Fantasy. the Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut, the Prix Imaginales for Best Foreign Work, and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His YA fantasy series, Spellslinger, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and is published in more than a dozen languages.

Sebastien lives in Vancouver, Canada with his lovely wife and two belligerent cats. You can reach him at www.decastell.com

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    • Traitor's Blade

    • Greatcoats Series, Book 1
    • By: Sebastien de Castell
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Adventure Fantasy

    • By Scott Simons on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Knight's Shadow

    • Greatcoats Series, Book 2
    • By: Sebastien de Castell
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 518
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 487
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 484

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Follow Up!

    • By @tone0189 on 01-30-18

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Tyrant's Throne

    • Greatcoats Series, Book 4
    • By: Sebastien de Castell
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347

    After years of struggle and sacrifice, Falcio val Mond, First Cantor of the Greatcoats, is on the brink of fulfilling his dead king's dream....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An almost PERFECT Hero Cycle Fantasy Adventure!

    • By R. M. Chick on 03-15-19

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Saint's Blood

    • Greatcoats, Book 3
    • By: Sebastien de Castell
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377

    How do you kill a Saint? Falcio, Kest, and Brasti are about to find out, because someone has figured out a way to do it and they've started with a friend....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • inspires me to acts of valor

    • By Linda Corsten on 07-23-18

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Shadowblack

    • By: Sebastien de Castell
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    When Kellen meets a young woman cursed with a deadly plague, he feels compelled to help. But her secrets draw powerful enemies, and it's not long before Kellen is entangled in a conspiracy of blackmail, magic, and murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • hooked...

    • By Corey Neuenschwander on 08-28-18

    Regular price: $26.22

    • Spellslinger

    • Spellslinger Series, Book 1
    • By: Sebastien de Castell
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    Kellen is moments away from facing his first duel and proving his worth as a spellcaster. There's just one problem: his magic is fading. Facing exile unless he can pass the mage trials, Kellen is willing to risk everything - even his own life - in search of a way to restore his magic....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best coming of age stories

    • By albert on 07-21-18

    Regular price: $26.22

    • Charmcaster

    • By: Sebastien de Castell
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 64

    Kellen's life as an outlaw spellslinger is about to get a lot worse. In Gitabria, a miraculous discovery draws spies from all over the continent willing to kill to get their hands on it. Swept up in the race for power, Kellen is forced to join the pursuit....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Young Man forced to grow up.

    • By @tone0189 on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $26.22

    • Soulbinder

    • Spellslinger, Book 4
    • By: Sebastien de Castell
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    A failed mage learns that just because he's not the chosen one it doesn't mean he can't be a hero in the fourth book of an exciting adventure fantasy series from Sebastien de Castell....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another piece of GOLD!!!

    • By Corey Neuenschwander on 03-19-19

    Regular price: $26.22

    • Charmcaster

    • Spellslinger, Book 3
    • By: Sebastien de Castell
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The third book in the captivating Spellslinger fantasy series....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Character development resets

    • By Thomas Valand Tveit on 01-17-19

    Regular price: $30.54

    • Soulbinder

    • Spellslinger, Book 4
    • By: Sebastien de Castell
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Kellen and his murderous squirrel cat, Reichis, are on their own. They've heard rumour of a mythical monastery, known as the Ebony Abbey..... 

    Regular price: $29.44

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