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A New York Times bestseller!

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 step father 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 an alliance with Nicomo Cosca, infamous soldier of fortune, and his feckless lawyer Temple, two men no one should ever have to trust . . .

RED COUNTRY takes place in the same world as the First Law trilogy, Best Served Cold, andThe Heroes. This novel also represents the return of Logen Ninefingers, one of Abercrombie's most beloved characters.

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"Abercrombie continues expanding the world of his First Law trilogy with this gripping and violent stand-alone military fantasy, which loosely follows The Heroes. Shy South returns home from a trip to town to find her younger brother and sister have been kidnapped and her farm razed. Shy and her stepfather, Lamb, who both have some shady spots in their past, begin to track a cold-blooded killer who's rounding up children and herding them to the far north. Along the way, they encounter numerous impediments, including trophy-taking natives, raging rivers, and run-ins with both Union soldiers and Northmen. Meanwhile, Gen. Cosca of the Company of the Gracious Hand illegally marches his mercenaries over the northern border in search of rebels, real or imagined, stirring up mayhem and ill will as he goes. Terrific fight scenes, compelling characters (some familiar, some new), and sardonic, vivid prose show Abercrombie at the top of his game. Agent: Susan Howe, Orion." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Shy South comes home to her farm to find a blackened shell, her brother and sister stolen, and knows she'll have to go back to bad old ways if she's ever to see them again. She sets off in pursuit with only her cowardly old step-father Lamb for company. But it turns out he's hiding a bloody past of his own. None bloodier.

Their journey will take them across the lawless plains, to a frontier town gripped by gold fever, through feuds, duels, and massacres, high into unmapped mountains to a reckoning with ancient enemies, and force them into alliance with Nicomo Cosca, infamous soldier of fortune, a man no one should ever have to trust . . .

About the Author

Joe Abercrombie is the Sunday Times bestselling author of Best Served Cold and the First Law trilogy: The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged,and Last Argument of Kings. He is a full time writer, and occasional freelance film editor, who lives in Bath, England with his wife and daughters. Find out more about Joe Abercrombie atwww.joeabercrombie.com.

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Joshua Bass, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Joshua Bass)
My favorite book of the year. Recommended for anyone who likes fantasy without the edges sanded off.
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Edward Wolfe, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Edward Wolfe)
Joe Abercrombie's Red Country introduces new characters and brings a few favorites back from his first trilogy for our enjoyment, and he does not disappoint. Nobody else writing fantasy today makes the reader smell the dirt, feel the cold of fording a stream or hear the rasp of steel against scabbard the way Abercrombie does.

This is a very enjoyable, worthwhile addition to the world he has created.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316187213
Author:
Abercrombie, Joe
Publisher:
Orbit
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Farm life; Brothers and sisters; Stepfathers; Journeys; Law; Gold rush; Feuds; Kidnapping; History; Search and rescue
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 x 1.25 in 1.13 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Abercrombie continues expanding the world of his First Law trilogy with this gripping and violent stand-alone military fantasy, which loosely follows The Heroes. Shy South returns home from a trip to town to find her younger brother and sister have been kidnapped and her farm razed. Shy and her stepfather, Lamb, who both have some shady spots in their past, begin to track a cold-blooded killer who's rounding up children and herding them to the far north. Along the way, they encounter numerous impediments, including trophy-taking natives, raging rivers, and run-ins with both Union soldiers and Northmen. Meanwhile, Gen. Cosca of the Company of the Gracious Hand illegally marches his mercenaries over the northern border in search of rebels, real or imagined, stirring up mayhem and ill will as he goes. Terrific fight scenes, compelling characters (some familiar, some new), and sardonic, vivid prose show Abercrombie at the top of his game. Agent: Susan Howe, Orion." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Shy South comes home to her farm to find a blackened shell, her brother and sister stolen, and knows she'll have to go back to bad old ways if she's ever to see them again. She sets off in pursuit with only her cowardly old step-father Lamb for company. But it turns out he's hiding a bloody past of his own. None bloodier.

Their journey will take them across the lawless plains, to a frontier town gripped by gold fever, through feuds, duels, and massacres, high into unmapped mountains to a reckoning with ancient enemies, and force them into alliance with Nicomo Cosca, infamous soldier of fortune, a man no one should ever have to trust . . .

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