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"Exotic, original and gripping from the get-go, Spellslinger is a must-read"Jonathan Stroud, author of the Lockwood and Co series on Spellslinger
"A bucket-load of tension is offset with humour, power struggles, lots of magic and some great characters. Fantasy junkies will devour with relish."Guardian (UK) on Spellslinger
"We can confidently say that de Castell's new series has hit the ground running."Starburst on Spellslinger
"Told with the conviction of Ursula Le Guin and the dash of Alexandre Dumas"New Statesman (UK) on Spellslinger
Spellslinger is the start of something truly special. Sebastien de Castell is a master of breakneck pacing, dagger-sharp dialogue, and twists you didn't see coming--and this series has it all."Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld on Spellslinger
"Hugely enjoyable - fast-paced, compassionate, wise and with terrific characters."Amanda Craig, author of Hearts and Minds on Spellslinger
"Written with such obvious joy and brio that it demands to be read."RJ Barker, author of Age of Assassins on Spellslinger
"A tremendously fun read full of wit and action."James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost on Spellslinger
"An intriguing system of magic, wry humor, and a twisting plot make for an entertaining series debut."Kirkus on Spellslinger
"This book is dangerously addictive. It has it all: compelling world-building, breathtaking plot-twists, a page-turning pace, and characters who soon feel like old friends. I can't wait for the next one!"Melissa Caruso, author of The Tethered Mage
"A fun, fast-moving adventure, with surprising depth and insight."Hugo Award winning author Jim C. Hines on Spellslinger
"There's room for wit and playfulness amid the high-stakes duels and death matches, and Kellen's career is likely to run and run."The Observer (UK) on Spellslinger
About the Author
- ASIN : B079L4YCHP
- Publisher : Orbit (December 4, 2018)
- Publication date : December 4, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 2907 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 359 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #210,905 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In this slice of the adventure, we learn more about the shadowblack – the disease that has marked Kellen and forced him to be outcast as the black markings around his eye will eventually cause him to be possessed by a terrible demon and start killing all those around him. The magical society he is born into, the Jan’Tep, abhor and fear all those with shadowblack, regarding them as monsters and mages can earn respect by tracking and killing those with a bounty on their head. I appreciated learning more about exactly what others infected by shadowblack feel about their affliction as Kellen encounters those like himself.
The action builds to a really exciting climax and the pages flipped past far too quickly as I couldn’t put this one down – de Castell has a knack of leading us from one engrossing adventure to another, without losing any depth in the characterisation or allowing the pacing to become too repetitive, which is harder to do than he makes it look.
And despite reading two books in this series within a week of each other, I didn’t find the experience diminished my enjoyment of Soulbinder, which is a real testament to the writing skill of de Castell, who goes on delivering humour, shocks and plot-twists throughout this engrossing series. Highly recommended for fans of adventure fantasy featuring cool magical systems.
And, without his mentor continuously appearing to rescue him, our boy is starting to mature, and think for himself. And this involves him thinking about her advice, as opposed to the verbal sparring, so that we learn more about the true way of the Argosi too.
Reichis, my least favourite character, is absent for most of the book too, which is a plus (although we also get a better grip on why he means so much to Kellen).
Kellen seems to be sorting out his feelings, rather than crushing on a new girl each book, and one of the new characters here is the most likeable yet.
Kellen also learns more about his complicated family dynamics.
All in all, an extremely satisfying instalment in the series , with some real development of the themes first established in "Spellslinger", but with plenty of excitement, and plot twists that I did not foresee.