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 product strategist. After a year in the Netherlands, he has recently returned to Vancouver, Canada, where he lives with his wife and two belligerent cats.
One hell of a good book - Conn Iggulden on Traitor's BladeBoth 'Traitor's Blade' and 'Knight's Shadow' are those rare examples of books that are fantastic from the first sentence to the last. Combining old-school swashbuckling action with contemporary characters and a good dose of grit, these books are the rarest of things, great rollicking fun combined with an emotional punch . . . Sebastien, write faster! - John Gwynne, author of The Faithless and the FallenThis is a one in a million series. Each book is fantastic yet manages to be better than the last and with Saint's Blood Castell takes the characters and readers into some hugely unexpected and exciting places with the consummate precision and skill of a master dueller - Fantasy FactionHuge amounts of adventurous fun, witty and incisive dialogue, a set of characters to die for and layer upon layer of fantastic world building - with laugh out loud moments interspersed with dark and dastardly doings. Plus swordfights. What more could you ask for? . . . Highly recommended from me. I can imagine any reader, no matter their reading preference, picking up this series and falling in love - Liz Loves BooksA perfect and fresh addition to the Epic Fantasy genre, I loved every bit of it . . . The bottom-line is: Read Saint's Blood - The Book PlankEvery time I open one of these books, I have to make sure I have a clear schedule for at least the rest of that day, because putting the book down again is damn near impossible . . . There's just something about these stories that yanks [you] right in and doesn't let go - Over the Effing RainbowPulls out all the stops . . . Wildly entertaining and thoroughly intense, Saint's Blood is the kind of book that makes you wish all epic heroic fantasy can be this awesome - BibliosanctumSaint's Blood is one of those books that is so good, you almost mourn the fact that whatever you read next is going to suffer by comparison. The character growth is stunning, the advancement of themes indescribable, and the escalation of tension to unimaginable heights breathtaking. I have no idea how de Castell can possibly top this, but you can be assured I'll be there to watch him try - Speculative Herald