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Red Country by Joe Abercrombie
  

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The third in this magnificent First Law World series which you really need to have read the first two to fully appreciate, and I do seriously recommend that you do so. They are a sort of western/fantasy cross rather like Game of Thrones is medieval/fantasy mix and if you’re a George R R Martin fan you’ll love these too. Abercrombie writes lots – just read them all!

If you like Joe Abercrombie you might also like to read books by Scott Lynch, George R. R. Martin and David Gemmell.

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Red Country by Joe Abercrombie

They burned her home. They stole her brother and sister. But vengeance is following. Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she'll have to sharpen up some bad old ways to get her family back, and she's not a woman to flinch from what needs doing. She sets off in pursuit with only a pair of oxen and her cowardly old stepfather Lamb for company. But it turns out Lamb's buried a bloody past of his own, and out in the lawless Far Country, the past never stays buried. Their journey will take them across the barren plains to a frontier town gripped by gold fever, through feud, duel and massacre, high into the unmapped mountains to a reckoning with the Ghosts. Even worse, it will force them into alliance with Nicomo Cosca, infamous soldier of fortune, and his feckless lawyer Temple, two men no one should ever have to trust...The past never stays buried...

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Highly recommended - a funny, finely-wrought, terrifically energetic work of high fantasy. Seek it out -- Joe Hill


About the Author

Joe Abercrombie

Joe Abercrombie was born in Lancaster on the last day of 1974, the son of an English teacher and a sociologist. He spent much of his youth in imaginary worlds, and left school with a good idea of how to make stuff up. He moved to the big city, learned to brew tea, and ended up as a TV editor, working on documentaries, events and concerts for bands from Iron Maiden to Coldplay. But in the darkness of the night he was still making stuff up, and his first book, The Blade Itself, was published in 2006. He now lives in Bath with his wife Lou and their three children Grace, Eve and Teddy and makes stuff up full-time.

Author photo © Lou Abercrombie

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Publication date

8th October 2013

Author

Joe Abercrombie

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Publisher

Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Fantasy
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ISBN

9780575095847

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