'Joe Abercrombie is doing some terrific work' George R. R. Martin, author of GAME OF THRONES.
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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Review: Red Country (The First Law World)User Review - Joey - Goodreads
What makes Abercrombie unique is his crafting of characters and his shattering of standard fantasy archetypes. Red Country is wildly successful at the latter, but disappointingly lacking in the former ... Read full review
Review: Red Country (The First Law World)User Review - Richard Bray - Goodreads
“Where I come from we got a different way of doing things.” – Lamb I think what separates Joe Abercrombie's characters from so many others we see in fantasy fiction (and real life, for that matter) is ... Read full review