Friday 13 March 2020

Queenslayer by Sebastien de Castell

Paperback, 400 pages
Published May 2019 by Hot Key Books
Series: Spellslinger #5'

Gonna make it short :)

I can't recall if it was book 4 alone, or book 3 and 4 that felt like  a bump in the road. A big enough bump that I didn't even mean to read more. But for some reason I did and I am glad I did. Book 5 was good again, good that it felt like being back with the beginning of the series. It was Kellen at his best.

Kellen and the best sidekick ever, Reichis, the foulmouthed best, are in trouble again. And then he gets embroiled in plot upon plots. He is the joker in the deck and he might help an empire, or bring it down.

Kellen is great and it does show that he has become older. Reichis on the other hand is still a monster.

The Daroman Empire, oh the plots upon plots. Everyone wants to kill someone, but who wants to kill X and why? And then there are neighboring states that are plotting too.

A fun ride! I wish I had the last book now!

Kellen and Reichis have just finished fighting a duel in the desert when Kellen inadvertently smears blood on the Daroman flag - an act of treason for which the Marshals have no choice but to arrest him. Just before he's put before the Queen to be executed, Kellen is given a strange piece of advice from one of his fellow prisoners: kill the Queen and he'll be given clemency by those who take power. But when Kellen comes face-to-face with the eleven year-old monarch, he realises she's vastly smarter than he expected - and in a great deal more danger.


  1. I love these covers. It seems like it's been a while since you reviewed one. So only one more book? I hope it ends in a way you like.

    1. I hope so too!
      It has been a while, you remember :D

  2. I'm glad to hear that you seem to have enjoyed this one.

  3. Yes, you're almost to the end! This one was good, but if you liked that it was like a throwback to the beginning, I think you will like book 6 and the conclusion a lot :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  4. Glad to hear book 5 improved from the last book! :)

  5. I don't know that I have seen this series around before. I am glad to hear that the series got back on track for you here.

  6. Waiting for the last book is always tough... :)



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