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Publisher's Summary

Following his beloved debut, Traitor's Blade, Sebastien de Castell returns with volume two of his fast-paced fantasy adventure series, inspired by the swashbuckling action and witty banter of The Three Musketeers. Knight's Shadow continues the series with a thrilling and dark tale of heroism and betrayal in a country crushed under the weight of its rulers' corruption.

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. But Falcio soon discovers his own life is in mortal danger from a poison administered as a final act of revenge by one of his deadliest enemies. As chaos and civil war begin to overtake the country, Falcio has precious little time left to stop those determined to destroy his homeland.

©2014 Sebastien de Castell (P)2018 Tantor

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Great Follow Up!

The first book had great dialogue between its main characters. This dialogue is what really enthralled me. The second book of the series has elements of this witty banter, but in the end Knight's Shadow does a far greater job at telling a story.

The pacing was much better and this only served to improve the overall product/book.

I highly recommend this book.

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I rarely write reviews

I rarely write reviews but was inspired by this wonderful series and am now going on to the 3rd installment.
I admit I'm a sucker for a hero against all odds and this one didn't fail me in the slightest. One thing I really liked was when things went south for the protagonist we didn't have to listen to every horror inflicted upon him. I usually fast forward in these instances. Nice not to have to.
Another great thing was the comradely with the troop of great coats. They were funny and fully fleshed characters.

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Infectious

The camaraderie of the Greatcoats is as infectious as the writing of Sebastien de Castell. This is a very good book and an excellent sequel. Although there were some aspects of the plot that I found predictable, it was a fun and exciting journey. Joe Jameson does an excellent job at bringing to life the words and friendship expressed in the writing of the Greatcoats. 4.3 Stars.

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Awesome series!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE these books!!! The narrator is awesome....I always know which of the main characters is speaking because he gives them all their own voice.... so very talented!!!

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Chivalrous Fantasy

This book is such a great listen. I like the characters and story. The production is well done: the voice actor is well-paced and gives different characters easy to follow voices.

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Maybe even better than the first one

I really don't have the words for how much I am enjoying this series. Fabulous. Also, my one gripe with the narration from the first book, his female voices, has improved immeasurably. Or I adjusted. I'm not sure which, really, but the end is the same. I loved it.

#Swashbuckler #TorturedHero #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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Fantastic book!

Excellent novel.
Excellent narrator.
Ugh is a fantastic character!
You have a dedicated reader/listener in me!

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Outstanding

This is probably one of my newest favorites of all time. I've binged these books. I still have the fourth left but I can't put it down.

These novels have snark, loss, laughter, love, growth. There is just so much to them. Thr narrator does a superb job. If you are a fan of Lord of the Rings and the Kingkiller Chronicles, you will love this series.

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well played

just a top class story. i finished it feeling elated. not in a cheesy, superficial way, but in a way that acknowledges real danger that has just been overcome.
on to the next!

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Awesome Story!!!

The story kept me in the world from beginning to end. I feel so lucky to have read it. Many times I have been drawn to books with so much life and so much suspense . This book seems to have topped the all, I know that there is more story to be told . I can't wait to read book three and four.