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Fate of the Argosi
Fate of the Argosi

Fate of the Argosi



368 Pages, 6.023622 x 9.212598

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $24.99 (US $24.99) (CA $33.99)

Publication Date: November 2023

ISBN 9781471413711

Rights: US & CA

Bonnier Books UK (Nov 2023)
Hot Key Books

Price: $24.99


The third utterly compelling fantasy adventure in the ARGOSI trilogy, exploring the origins of the SPELLSLINGER series to enrapture devotees as well as newcomers alike.

While liberating a notorious thief from prison, Ferius Parfax encounters an inmate named Chedran, one of the last living members of her people, the Mahdek. Chedran is leading a group of young Mahdek who are determined to make a future for their people and Ferius agrees to help them find a place where they can live free from persecution.

Meanwhile, having repaid her debt to the thief, Ferius finds her feelings towards Arissa becoming more complicated as she decides what debt she owes the society into which she was born.


"Dramatic, gripping, and fantastically fun." — Kirkus Reviews on Way of the Argosi

"A fun, fast-moving adventure, with surprising depth and insight." Jim C. Hines, Hugo Award-winning author, on Spellslinger

"An intriguing system of magic, wry humor, and a twisting plot make for an entertaining series debut. Kirkus Reviews on Spellslinger

"Exotic, original and gripping from the get-go, Spellslinger is a must-read. Jonathan Stroud, New York Times bestselling author, on Spellslinger

"Told with the conviction of Ursula Le Guin and the dash of Alexandre Dumas." New Statesman on Spellslinger

"Spellslinger is the start of something truly special. Sebastien de Castell is a master of breakneck pacing, dagger-sharp dialogue, and twists you didn't see coming--and this series has it all." Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld on Spellslinger

"Hugely enjoyable - fast-paced, compassionate, wise and with terrific characters." Amanda Craig, author of Hearts and Minds on Spellslinger

"A tremendously fun read full of wit and action." James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost on Spellslinger

"A bucket-load of tension is offset with humour, power struggles, lots of magic and some great characters. Fantasy junkies will devour with relish." Guardian on Spellslinger

"Written with such obvious joy and brio that it demands to be read." RJ Barker, author of Age of Assassins on Spellslinger

"There's room for wit and playfulness amid the high-stakes duels and death matches, and Kellen's career is likely to run and run." Observer on Spellslinger

"We can confidently say that de Castell's new series has hit the ground running." Starburst Magazine on Spellslinger

"It has cliff hangers, pace, humour, life lessons, and a memorably feisty squirrel cat." Sunday Times on Spellslinger

Author Biography

Sebastien de Castell had just finished a degree in Archaeology when he started work on his first dig. Four hours later he realized how much he actually hated archaeology and left to pursue a very focused career as a musician, ombudsman, interaction designer, fight choreographer, teacher, project manager, actor and product strategist. His only defense against the charge of unbridled dilettantism is that he genuinely likes doing these things and that, in one way or another, each of these fields plays a role in his writing. He sternly resists the accusation of being a Renaissance Man in the hopes that more people will label him that way. Sebastien lives in Vancouver with his lovely wife and two belligerent cats.

Follow Sebastien at or on Twitter: @decastell