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 third book of an exciting adventure fantasy series from Sebastien de Castell.
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. But the invention holds a dark secret-one that could spark a war.
For more from Sebastien de Castell, check out:
The Greatcoats Quartet
About the Author
Sebastien de Castell is the author of the acclaimed swashbuckling fantasy series, The Greatcoats and the Carnegie Medal-nominated Spellslinger. His debut novel, Traitor's Blade, was shortlisted for both the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Fantasy and the Gemmell Morningstar Award, the Prix Imaginales for Best Foreign Work, and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He spends his time writing, travelling, and going on adventures. Visit him at www.decastell.com
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ADDED DIMENSION Ferius, Kellen and Reichis are joined by Nephenia and her hyena familiar, Ishak enroute to Gitabria, the nation of tinkers and tradesmen (and aggressive secret police) to eliminate the last of the Jan Tep worms but find that this complicated task is the least of their worries. They have to deal with a nation anxious to complete and deploy secret weapons to dominate their neighbors and Jan Tep plots and intrigues promoted by Kellen’s father and sister. Kellen discovers that he is a Castradazi or coin dancer which allows him to use the properties of special archaic coins for various tasks to include disabling locks and revealing lies which adds another dimension to his bag of tricks. The repartee between the characters involving Ferius’ “downhome advice”, Kellen’s self-deprecation and Reichis’ narcissism is entertaining and often hilarious as the story moves along at a brisk pace with several plot twist and turns.