A few days after the horrifying murder of a duke and his family, Falcio val Mond, swordsman and First Cantor of the Greatcoats, begins a deadly pursuit to capture the killer. But Falcio soon discovers his own life is in mortal danger from a poison administered as a final act of revenge by one of his deadliest enemies. As chaos and civil war begin to overtake the country, Falcio has precious little time left to stop those determined to destroy his homeland. @goodreads
I freaking love these guys! This book starts right where the other one left off. And then they have to fight some evil peeps a few pages after that.
Kest, Brasti and Falcio are three men I just love and the banter between them is the best. Who could carry on crazy conversations while fighting people.
Anyhoo, so they are helping The Tailor try to get an army together to defeat that freaking a-hole, Trin. She wants to be queen but she's evil and the guys are trying to make sure the rightful Queen, little Aline who is only a child, gets on the throne.
Well, it turns out I wanted to smack The Tailor a few times because she ends up causing chaos as well. The old b*tch gets a ton of people killed.
Valiana is trying to fight with the boys now that she is a greatcoat but she hasn't had much training and it's a sh*t show until Dariana starts training her. She is another greatcoat The Tailor sent with the boys. And she's bad to the bone! I love her. Although, there is one part, but it seems to work itself out.
The Tailor is a rude old crone and I don't like the way she puts down Valiana who is trying her hardest to be a greatcoat and protect little Aline.
The callousness of the Tailor's words, the way she discarded all of Valiana's pain and sorrow-burned in me. I needed her to know how much I hated this, all of it: her cold, calculating strategies, the way she planned and plotted. She wasn't much different from the Dukes we all despised.
The others were looking at me, waiting to see how I would react. I didn't want to be an angry, petulant child. I wanted to be noble and brave and all the things I'd tried to be since the day the King had shaken me out of my madness. But I couldn't. I simply didn't have it in me. "You're a fucking bitch,"I said.
The guys and girls go off to see if they can get some aide from some of the Duke's to help fight against Trin and her army. Well, that just becomes another crazy mess of things. Although, I did like when they went to see Duke Issault because he was crazier than a sh*t house rat. Until he wasn't . . .
Then comes all of the twists and turns and I don't see how the author does it. Oh, and another person I didn't like was Shuran <-- I don't even know if I spelled his stupid name right. Either way he's a twat!
All I can say for sure is that I love these guys and I love they have the girls too. But the guys are my favs and so help me they better not die. It's already bad enough but I won't hold my breath because I know people I like die a lot in the books I read.
And I don't like what all Kest went through. I don't like what any of them went through for that matter.
anyway . . . on to the next . . .
"Tell them the Greatcoats are coming."