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Petros

Petros

Petros is the creator & owner of BookNest. He lives in Patrai, Greece, where he works as a betting agent.

In his free time you may find him reading books, watching TV, and participating in Roman orgies (not really). 

He also has an infatuation with sloths that others might call unhealthy.

Saint's Blood (Greatcoats #3) 09, Aug

Read from April 19 to 23, 2016

Reading all three Greatcoats installments back-to-back, it's rather hard to write separate and different reviews for each one. Saint's Blood is exactly like the first 2 installments of the Greatcoats series. I don't like to get repetitive, but I have nothing different to offer here. De Castell's books are characterized as high fantasy with a fairy tale aura to it, with fast (yet relaxing) pacing, unexpected circumstances, witty humor, and greatly developed characters. 

Knight's Shadow (Greatcoats #2) 09, Aug

Read from April 10 to 17, 2016

Knight's Shadow is the undisputed high point of the series so far. De Castell removed the obnoxious, fairy-tale elements from the first book (Magical horse, wicked step mother, princess-for-rescue), and staved off the protagonists from the safe zone (Spoiler: Well, not entirely, but the whole "I cut my own hand" thing was cool and totally unexpected).

Traitor's Blade (Greatcoats, #1) 09, Aug

 

Read from April 02 to 05, 2016

Traitor's Blade is a fascinating story with witty, humorous and sentimental elements. De Castell's imaginative language, in combination with the extremely fast pacing and unexpected circumstances, provides the story with a cinematic vignette, making the book stand out in the genre.