"Exotic, original and gripping from the get-go, Spellslinger is a must-read"--Jonathan Stroud, author of the Lockwood and Co series 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
"Told with the conviction of Ursula Le Guin and the dash of Alexandre Dumas"--New Statesman (UK) 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
"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
Kellen and his murderous squirrel cat, Reichis, are on their own. They've heard rumour of a mythical monastery, known as the Ebony Abbey. It's a place that outsiders can never find - but Kellen is getting desperate. He's been told that the monks inside the Ebony Abbey know more about the Shadowblack than anyone else - and that they even know how to cure it.
Then Kellen and Reichis are separated and for the first time, Kellen must face the world alone - and venture deeper into shadow magic than he ever knew he could.
Perfect for fans of The Dark Tower, Firefly, Guardians of the Galaxy, Terry Pratchett, Ben Aaronovitch and Jim Butcher.