Tristia is a nation overcome by intrigue and corruption. The idealistic young King Paelis is dead and the Greatcoats – legendary travelling magistrates who brought justice to the Kingdom – have been branded as traitors. But just before his head was impaled on a spike, the King swore each of his hundred and forty-four Greatcoats to a different mission.
Falcio Val Mond, First Cantor, has completed his King’s final task: he found his Charoites – well, one at least, and she was not quite what they expected. Now they must protect the girl from the many who would see her dead, and place her on the throne of a lawless kingdom. Simple enough, if it weren’t for the legendary band of assassins, the Dukes determined to hold on to their fractured Duchies, and the poison that is slowly killing Falcio, all getting in their way.
That’s not even mentioning the Greatcoat’s Lament …
Sebastien de Castell had just finished a degree in Archaeology when he started work on his first dig. Four hours later he realised how much he hated archaeology and left to pursue a very focused career as a musician, ombudsman, interaction designer, fight choreographer, teacher, project manager, actor and project strategist. He lives in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife.
Sebastien was shortlisted for the Morningstar Award in 2015.