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February 28, 2024

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Can’t Wait Wednesday Featuring Play Of Shadows By Sebastien de Castell (Court of Shadows #1)

Can’t Wait Wednesday

This meme is hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up too! Find out more here. Today, I’m featuring featuring Play Of Shadows (Court of Shadows #1) By Sebastien de Castell. Admittedly, I’ve been tracking Play of Shadows (Court of Shadows #1) for years. Like literally, years. At least two.


Play Of Shadows (Court of Shadows #1)By Sebastien de Castell-Summary

Swordplay, magic, intrigue, and friendships stronger than iron: the first volume in the new swashbuckling fantasy series by the bestselling author of The Greatcoats.

Damelas Shademantaigne picked a poor night to flee a judicial duel.

He has precious little hope of escaping the wrath of the Vixen, the most feared duellist in the entire city until he stumbles through the stage doors of the magnificent Operato Belleza and tricks his way into the company of actors. An archaic law provides a temporary respite from his troubles – until one night, a ghostly voice in his head causes Damelas to fumble his lines, inadvertently blurting out a dreadful truth: the city’s most legendary hero may be a traitor and a brutal murderer.

With only the help of his boisterous and lusty friend Bereto, a beautiful assassin whose target may well be Damelas himself, and a company of misfit actors who’d just as soon see him dead, this failed son of two Greatcoats must somehow find within himself the courage to dig up long-buried truths before a ruthless band of bravos known as the Iron Orchids come for his head.

Oh, and there’s still that matter of the Vixen waiting to duel him . . .

Play of Shadows (Court of Shadows#1) By Sebastien De Castell Summary

*I don’t yet have a copy of Play of Shadows (Court of Shadows #1) by Sebastien de Castell, but I excitedly await one* It releases on April 2.

Category/Genre: Adult Fantasy, Epic, Action/Adventure, Historical

Release Date: April 2, 2024

Publisher: Mobius/Jo Fletcher/Hachette


What books are you looking forward to? How does Play Of Shadows (Court of Shadows #1) By Sebastien de Castell sound to you?

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