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Shadowblack
Shadowblack: Book Two in the page-turning new fantasy series | Sebastien de Castell
18 posts | 13 read | 28 to read
SORCERY IS A SCAM . . . Four months after fleeing his own people, Kellen has discovered he's an even worse outlaw than he was mage. It doesn't help that his only allies are a swaggering card player and a thieving squirrel cat. Then he meets Seneira, a blindfolded girl who isn't blind, and whose secrets get them caught up in a conspiracy of magic, blackmail and murder. Now Kellen must find the mage responsible before the entire frontier falls victim to the mystical plague known as the shadowblack. Perfect for fans of The Dark Tower, Firefly, Guardians of the Galaxy, Terry Pratchett, Ben Aaronovitch and Jim Butcher. *** 'Magic with a Wild West flavour, served with flair.' Financial Times 'A bucket-load of tension is offset with humour, power struggles, lots of magic and some great characters. Fantasy junkies will devour with relish.' The Guardian 'gloriously escapist fantasy' The Observer
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LiljaPleasant
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I hope to finish Shadowblack and The warehouse this weekend so I can get started on my russian november. Metro is an audiobook and I hope to finish 2035, too... At least this month I managed to keep my #tbr pile manageble 😅

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LiljaPleasant
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I think I'll join the #24B4MONDAY
Okaaaay... Let's see if I got this... 🤔
I'll read for 24h during those 3 days... 📚
Keeping track of the time that passed... ⏱
Do audiobooks count as well?

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72
@julesG thank you for reminding me with your post that I wanted to try this. ☺

TheReadingMermaid Yep you got it! Audiobooks totally count. and remember even if you don't hit 24-hours the goal is to really have fun 😉😘 2mo
LiljaPleasant @TheReadingMermaid Great ☺ Looking forward to it 2mo
TheReadingMermaid We are very happy to have you sweetheart! I hope you have a great time 😊 2mo
Andrew65 Great to have you with us, and totally agree with @TheReadingMermaid it is all about having fun reading along with other Littens. 🤗😊 2mo
julesG Great! 2mo
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LiljaPleasant
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Gooood morning!
Let's see, if the weather let's me do a nice long #audiowalk today.
If not, I'll just stick with my #audiocrochet project.

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LiljaPleasant
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Two posts from me today. Forgot it yesterday.

#7days7covers #covercrush

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LiljaPleasant
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1. Going allright. But I might not reach the 110 I planned, since my ducklings take muuuuuuch time.
2. Hmmm... My dad read Harry Potter to me til book 5.
3. Metal I guess.
4. August
5. 🤚

#friyayintro
@howjessreads

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LiljaPleasant
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1. I think it's somewhere between 8 and 10... But I'm sure there are more to come 😁
2. Both are lovely... But I'd always choose the coastline.
3. Scotland!
4. Probably places I've seen. I love the thought of having wandered the exact same roads as the MCs.

#wondrouswednesday
@Eggs

Eggs ❤️❤️#4 3mo
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LiljaPleasant
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Do I love those covers???
Hell yeah I do!!!
And the story?
You bet I do!!!

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Leniverse
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I love these covers so much!

Starting book two. Spawn1 is halfway through book three, and we both have to press on because we have to return book four on Friday. 😅

#RaisingReaders

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Siannalyn
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To be completely honest, the first one was better! But I really enjoyed this second volume and I'm looking forward to the third one! This book is quite fast-paced and the characters are great! Even if Kellen is an unlucky fellow, that's for sure!

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Siannalyn
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Not books related but... I went AWOL for a really long time and I've missed my Litsy community! Hope to be here to stay, this time!

BookishMarginalia Gorgeous pic and welcome back! 12mo
TrishB Hi 🙋‍♀️ good to see you back. 12mo
Siannalyn @BookishMarginalia and @TrishB Thank you!!! :) 12mo
sprainedbrain Welcome back! 🥰 12mo
Siannalyn @sprainedbrain thank you! :) 12mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Those midnight reads where you come to the climax of the book and your eyes are racing across the page, the house is quiet, no one is around, its just you and the finishing of another adventure.

I love that shit. 😁

Balibee146 It's great shit ❤️❤️ 14mo
ElishaLovesBooks Great description! I love that feeling too! 😊 14mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Okay...so Spellslinger was an absolute blast to read. I blew through it in just two reading sessions and now I'm diving straight into the sequel, Shadowblack. 🤸‍♂️

I'm so excited that I get to keep going! 🤗

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Book 2 in the series finds Kellen living by his wits with a bounty on his head. A blindfolded girl who can see, a dastardly spellslinger, conspiracy, and plenty of nasty commentary by our favorite squirrel cat all combine for a helluva adventure and a very nice progression from Kellen‘s initial story into a much bigger world of interesting magics, politics, and backstabbing. The deeper the story goes, the better it gets!

StephanieSays Love this book cover 1y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @StephanieSays Me too! So much more fun than the US covers... 1y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Another one sitting read by Sebastien de Castell.

The squirrel cat...I WANT ONE! Reminds me of a NIFFLER! That's literally all I think when he's in a scene! I loved the magic, the fighting, questing and battling with shadowblack plague. Kelley's struggle to find his role just hit me in the feels!

As always, I adored the comedy and sarcasm within all the characters and the overall tone.

LOOK AT THAT COVER! 😍

Christine11 Love the cover 😊 2y
mjdowens This will be delivered to me today from Amazon! So stinking excited to get back into this story!!!! 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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OMG! GUESS WHO I AM MEETING NEXT SATURDAY IN TORONTO!

So gonna catch up on one of his series at least!

brilliantglow Very exciting!!! 2y
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Maike
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I just love this series. Kellen is not your usual hero, but someone who just can‘t seem to do anything right. Top that with a sarcastic, swearing squirrel cat and you have the perfect book for me 😄

GondorGirl Sarcastic swearing squirrel cat? Awesome! 2y
Bookworm-Bobbie You had me at sarcastic swearing squirrel cat! 😂 2y
Maike @GondorGirl @Bookworm-Bobbie you should try out the first book then 😉 2y
GondorGirl @maike Stacked! 2y
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DeborahSmall
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#bookmail love this cover ❤️📚

elkeo_TheBookDragon Where did you get it? Goldsboro has not listed it! I have been stalking and have seen nothing... 2y
DeborahSmall @elkeo it was a freebie from Readers First. They post 2 'sneak peaks' every week. If you write your first impression of the books you get entered into a draw to win that book! Lately most of the books have been great x 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Good to know it's really coming out since I can't really find it online! I will continue stalking... 2y
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ScorpioBookDreams
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#bookmail today! 😍😍😍

LazyLibrary Nice covers 😍 2y
Sace Gorgeous cover in the de Castell book 2y
FictionFox That shadowblack cover is awesome 2y
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