Red Country: A First Law Novel

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Orion, Oct 18, 2012 - Fiction - 560 pages
12 Reviews

'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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User Review  - Schlyne - LibraryThing

It's far bloodier than the others. Perhaps due to the plot. It's not a straight up revenge novel like the previous two, or a bit of a war saga, like the first three. This book is a bit more of a stand ... Read full review

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User Review  - nnschiller - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed the path this novel took. I enjoyed the familiar characters being put to interesting uses in a new genre. (Abercrombie writes fantasy adventure novels, but Red Country tips its hat to ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Joe Abercrombie is a freelance film editor living in Bath with his family.

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