Charmcaster (Spellslinger #3) by Sebastien de Castell

Charmcaster (Spellslinger #3)

The third book in the page-turning Spellslinger fantasy series. 'I was getting almost as good at running away from enemies as I was at making them in the first place. Turns out, I wasn't running nearly fast enough.'Kellen has begun to master his spellslinging and the Argosi tricks for staying alive, and he and Reichis have found a career that suits them both: taking down mercenary mages who make people's lives miserable. But Ferius is concerned t...

Details Charmcaster (Spellslinger #3)

TitleCharmcaster (Spellslinger #3)
Release DateMay 17th, 2018
PublisherHot Key Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Magic

Reviews Charmcaster (Spellslinger #3)

  • Dreximgirl
    I honestly cannot express how much I adore this series. The characters are so engaging and brilliant, the story is complex but so well written and I swear Reichis just gets more and more badass with every book. This book had me running the gauntlet of all emotions from laughing out loud to sobbing like a baby. We learn more about Ferius and Kellen grows so much - my heart is actually broken for him. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next one. ...
  • The Tattooed Book Geek (Drew).
    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress...I won a copy of this book through Readers First.Starting six months after the ending of the previous book, Shadowblack (which you really need to have read). Charmcaster finds Kellen, Reichis and Ferius traversing a desert on their way to Gitabria. However, as is often the case for Kellen and crew things aren’t going according to pl...
  • Paul
    Who'd have thought you could become so fond of a thieving, foul mouthed squirrel cat. To the point where theres a bit of dust in the corner of my eye (definitely not getting emotional!)The series gets better edition to editiom and holds no punches.And the ending is crazy
  • Melissa
    It's been awhile since I needed more pages to a book. I didn't realize I had come to the last page...I need book 4 now.
  • Manon
    Again a solid 5-star read. Halfway through I wasn't completely sure about it, but then it got SO. GOOD. And intense. But mostly fricking good. Is it October yet?
  • imyril
    Another solid romp with Kellen and friends. I liked this a good deal more thanShadowblack - perhaps because Kellen was so distracted by matters in hand he had no time to be distracted by his hormones; perhaps for the return of key characters to make his life hell; perhaps for its emotional focus on friendship and family. Expect more mayhem, more wonder and more Argosi.Full reviewI received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest ...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Dawww the squirrel cat is becoming more than just a dick! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Freaking love this series and IT INCLUDED A DRAGON so automatically becomes cooler. Can't wait for Soulbinder to come out in a few months
  • Olga Zbranek Biernátová
    Začátek byl úplně peckovní a Reichis je pořád topka. Čekala jsem, že mě ty jeho kecy o pojídání očních bulv a trhání uší už přestanou bavit, ale ne. Celkově to nebylo úplně epické, ale příběh je fajn – akce, nové postavy a tajemství. Kellen se dost posunul, líbí se mi jak postupně přidává nové triky a začíná být celkem badass, i když často tak trochu omylem.
  • Frank Miceli
    Review taken from www.centersquareblog.comBook 3 of the Spellslinger Series has arrived and it is just beautiful to look at. This is book 3 of aplanned 6 book series. The covers of all three hardcover books in the series are fantastic! I know I keep saying it but there are times when I pick a book solely based on the cover. This would easily be one of those times. I do not think I could walk past this in a UK bookstore and have it not catch my ey...
  • Karoline Andrew
    I love this series so much, the way it's written just sounds like a person who loves and enjoys writing! This one was a real rollercoaster too! I can't wait for the next one and I will always recommend this series to everyone!
  • Mitriel
    I continue enjoying this series. Great characterisation, carefully plotted story-lines, rich imagination -it’s ticking all the right boxes.
  • Atlas
    "Let the meanderings of other lives pass you by, kid"* * * 3 / 5Charmcaster is the third book in the Spellslinger series. I thought it was an improvement on Shadowblack, but not as good as Spellslinger. Like Shadowblack, Charmcaster has an episodic feel to it which was fun, and I loved the slow development of Kellen's character and the introduction of more Argosi.words only let you describe the details of things, but not the deeper truths behind...
  • Rebecka
    Charmcaster by Sebastien de Castell is the third book in his Spellslinger series of young adult fantasy novels. As such, this review will likely contain spoilers for the previous two books, Spellslinger, and Shadowblack. As with these, Charmcaster follows Kellen, a Jan’Tep spellslinger, cast out by his people, with a price on his head. It is narrated in first person, entirely from his perspective. As such, we get to learn how he sees the world,...
  • Kimberley
    I LOVED this book!!!! I have been really enjoying this series and it just keeps getting better! I was crying at at least 3 different parts of the story. Just BAM Out of nowhere I had all the feels! Honestly just great! I can't wait for the next one!
  • Colin Hardy
    The author's writing does not stumble; from the opening to its conclusion, this is a rollickingly good read. At the end of each book, the reader is left wanting more. There are twists and turns galore; the only one that was obvious was the identity of the red mage, but I can live with one slip. The writing style remains very tight with a highly structured plot that migrates seamlessly from one event to the next. The strong characterization is at ...
  • A.S. James
    9.3/10I've said it before in my reviews and I'll say it again, I read for enjoyment.When I pick up a book primarily I want to be entertained.And DAMN are these books entertaining. Fast paced and action packed with great characters and humour sprinkled throughout. I've enjoyed each one.BUT in this third book did I really feel the emotions, maybe through spending more and more time with the characters maybe I'm stone hearted and it's taken this lon...
  • Leonie Byrne
    Thank you to Netgalley, Sebastien De Castell and Bonnie Zaffre for my arc of Charmcaster. Publication Date: 17th May 2018 Oh how happy I am to be back in the world of Kellen, Ferius and Reichis! I stumbled upon this series last year when the first book Spellslinger was on offer in Asda. I've been hooked ever since. I'm so glad Charmcaster ended the way it does as it guarantees there will be another book in this series and I can't wait! Plus the c...
  • Candice
    5 stars don’t even do this justice. I love this series by far all time my favourite. I can’t do anything but blubber and gush over this one! I love the characters and this book left me hurting and smiling and desperate for more!! Genius!!
  • Marianne
    Absolutely stunned! So many twists and turns. What a great contribution to such an AMAZING SERIES! Really loved this book!!!Cannot wait for the next one. I NEED MORE!!!! A better review to follow...cannot articulate my thoughts properly.🤔
  • Kayleigh Brindley
    Whilst I enjoyed the first two books in this series, Charmcaster was brilliant and, in my opinion, the best book in the series so far. I absolutely loved it. It completely tackled the slight issue that I had with the previous two books in that the pacing at the beginning of those felt a little slow. I did not have the same problem here, the pacing was fantastic throughout. This book launches with a fantastic action scene that fully immersed me in...
  • David Harris
    This is the third in de Castell's Spellslinger series, following the adventures of runaway mage Kellen. If you haven't read the earlier books yet you definitely should - read on to see why! (I've tried to avoid spoilers here for the earlier books).Kellen is a credible and engaging protagonist. He's had to flee his home and leave his family (albeit after they treated him appallingly). He is struggling with what he believes to be a full blown curse...
  • Marjorie
    I was completely captivated by this, the third installment in the Spellslinger series. Kellen is as whiny as ever but Reichis has stepped up his rhetoric and Ferius is becoming ever more belligerent. The humour in this book is much tighter and the sense of genuine peril has been ratcheted up so you really do not want to put it down. I always felt there was something undefinable missing in the previous books but this one certainly doesn't leave yo...
  • Louise
    By book murmurationSpellslinger is my favourite fantasy series. Kellen, Ferius, and Rechis are back for their third adventure. This time they meet an old friend, visit a city of innovation and go on the hunt of a mechanical bird which might change the fate of the world. Charmcaster was an unputdownable as books one and two. I was pleased to see Neph return. In book one she was a side-character with little agency, but in Charmcaster she has a voic...
  • bookslovereaders Steph
    The third instalment from the Spellslinger series and it is as good as the first two. We have Kellan the Spellslinger continuing on his journey along with his sarcastic side kick Reichis the Squirrel Cat who lets ne honest is a thief and wants to eat everyone's eyeballs. He brings humour to the book when needed. From start to finish this book is full of action and choices that Kellan has to make, be these ones about loyalty, honour and family and...
  • Kim Tough
    From the opening foray with the Berabesque through to the intrigue of the Gitabrians, Kellen and company keep the reader on their toes as they get in and out of trouble. This is my favourite installment of the Spellslinger series. Great to meet new faces and see a return of old favouites, and of course Reichis continues to steal the show , or anything else not nailed down.
  • Roubeeni Mohan (bookish_mermaid91)
    I was super excited to continue this series. The series is getting darker as it progresses. I simply love the relationship between Kellen and Reichies. The squirrel cat is simply adorable (I hope he doesn't nip me if he reads this). The lessons Ferius teaches Kellen is kinda funny but it makes a lot of sense. I love how Sebastien incorporated the value of friendships and not judging other people "just like that" — when we are used to doing i...
  • Rosina
    God, I just really love these books.And Reichis. And Ferius. And Kellen.With each of these books I think it can't get much better but damn, Charmcaster was good. I might not have read it in a day but that's more a testament to how easily distracted I am then how good the book is.Can't wait for the next one!
  • Erik Thor
    It took me five months of wait and 2 days to finish the book after it came out. I love this story and the people in it. I loved finding out what an Argosi is and thinking about the philosophy and intelligent storytelling. A truly unique and easy to read fantasy series.
  • James Shrimpton
    I can just picture the other authors: "Stop it de Castell, you're making us look bad". Another rollicking read, with a lot of heart and wit. If you read the others, you know what you're going to get, and it's great. If you haven't read them, go read them!
  • Anniek
    The first installment is still the best one, but this one was certainly entertaining. I really love the writing style and the humor, but I felt like the plot was all over the place in this one, and that made it confusing to read at times.