GIVEAWAY! The Greatcoats Series by Sebastien de Castell
***The giveaway is now over, thanks to everyone who entered!***
If you’re in the US, we have a huge giveaway to share with you today! To celebrate the upcoming JUNE 7th US publication of Sebastien de Castell’s Saint’s Blood, Quercus has very generously offered The BiblioSanctum the opportunity to host this giveaway for all three books in the Greatcoats series so far–yep, you heard right, that’s Traitor’s Blade, Knight’s Shadow AND Saint’s Blood–up for grabs to one lucky winner. Please see the end of this post for more details.
BOOK 1: TRAITOR’S BLADE
“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.”
BOOK 2: KNIGHT’S SHADOW
“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.”
BOOK 3: SAINT’S BLOOD
The Dukes were already looking for ways out of their agreement to put Aline on the throne, but with the Saints turning up dead, rumours are spreading that the Gods themselves oppose her ascension. Now churches are looking to protect themselves by bringing back the military orders of religious soldiers, assassins, and (especially) Inquisitors – a move that could turn the country into a theocracy. The only way Falcio can put a stop to it is by finding the murderer. He has only one clue: a terrifying iron mask which makes the Saints vulnerable by driving them mad. But even if he can find the killer, he’ll still have to face him in battle.
And that may be a duel that no swordsman, no matter how skilled, can hope to win.”
In addition, Sebastien de Castell and the good folks at Quercus/Jo Fletcher Books are also running a fun quiz where you can learn what your Greatcoats name is and also get a coat of arms. Here’s how to work out your very own Greatcoats name and seal:
The Greatcoats Series Giveaway
Here’s what you’ve been waiting for! Now is the best time to catch up with this awesome series. The winner of this giveaway will receive one set of the books in the Greatcoats series (1 paperback copy of Traitor’s Blade, 1 paperback copy of Knight’s Shadow, and 1 hardcover copy of Saint’s Blood). With apologies to our international readers, this giveaway is open to residents of the US only due to publisher copyright reasons. To enter, all you have to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your Name and valid Mailing Address using the subject line “THE GREATCOATS” by 11:59pm Eastern time on Sunday, June 5, 2016.
Only one entry per household, please. The winner will be randomly selected when the giveaway ends and then be notified by email. All information will only be used for the purposes of contacting the winner and sending them their prize. Once the giveaway ends all entry emails will be deleted.
So what are you waiting for? Enter to win! Good luck!